3 Skinny Cocktail Swaps

Get the skinny on quintessential summer libations.


The facts: Frozen margaritas are often made with sugar-saturated mixes loaded with calories and artificial ingredients.

The fix: Order tequila with fresh lime juice and a touch of pure stevia over ice. Or, try a Paloma, composed of tequila, fresh lime and grapefruit juices, and club soda, poured over ice and served in a salt-rimmed glass.


The facts: Rum is already slightly more calorie-heavy than other liquors, and the traditional mojito recipe calls for simple syrup or sugar—the amount of which is at the bartender’s discretion.

The fix: Ask for a sugarless mojito and make up for its absence by requesting extra mint or adding muddled fruit like raspberries for natural sweetness.

Piña Coladas

The facts: You may love piña coladas (and getting caught in the rain), but this umbrella drink is packed with calories, sugar, and saturated fat thanks to the coconut cream typically used to make it.

The fix: Try vodka and pineapple juice to satisfy your pineapple craving, or a mixture of light rum, coconut water, and pineapple juice over ice.

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