I’m not going to tell you not to drink alcohol at your Super Bowl party, I’m just going to tell you to drink alcohol smarter at your Super Bowl party. Less calories spent on drinks equals more calories spent on food, and while I may be in the minority, I’d choose more food over more alcohol any day.
These low calorie cocktail and beer options will save you some calories on game day, so you can have more room for what really matters: pizza and wings.
Old Fashioned > Whiskey Coke
An Old Fashioned has about 154 calories and a whiskey coke has around 195.
- 1 tsp simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 small slice orange peel
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 maraschino cherry
Sea Breeze > Vodka Cranberry
A Sea Breeze will run you about 180 calories, while a Vodka Cranberry (with regular cranberry juice) is about 201 calories.
- 4oz unsweetened cranberry juice
- 1 1/3 oz vodka
- 1oz grapefruit juice
Michelob Ulta > Bud Light
I’m not saying either one tastes great, I’m just saying one has less calories. A Bud will cost you 110 calories, but a Michelob is just 95.
Paloma > Margarita
I love a giant margarita as much as the next girl, but it’s definitely more of a treat yo’self kind of drink. Instead, whip up a Paloma at just 166 calories.
- ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup club soda
Champagne > Wine
A 4-oz. glass of champagne is just 85 calories, which is 15 calories less than a 12-oz. light beer or an equivalent size glass of wine. In conclusion, pop bottles if you want to save calories.
As always, drink responsibly. Unless your team loses.