1. Choose light beer over regular beer.
Regular beer has about 150 calories per serving, whereas light beer has about 110 calories. It may not seem like a big difference per drink, but the difference can add up if you are a college student drinking a couple of cheap beers every weekend.
2. Spirits are your waistline’s best friend.
If you’re looking to get tipsy and stay skinny, stick with shots or hard alcohol mixed with a diet drink. Gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whiskey are all around 65 calories. A round of shots, anyone?
3. Choose low calorie drink mixers.
If shots aren’t really for you, try mixing your liquor with a diet drink. Replacing your usual mixers with diet soda, diet tonic, or light juices will save quite a few calories.
4. Avoid cocktails at all costs.
Cocktails can range from a 140-calorie martini to a 300-calorie magarita. While some cocktails are better choices than others, it’s better just to avoid them all if you’re watching your caloric intake.
5. Feeling fancy? Drink some wine or champagne.
Wine is only about 100 calories per serving, depending on its level of sweetness. In addition, red wine contains antioxidants called flavanoids that are heart-healthy and inhibit cancer tumors. Champagne is also low in calories, containing about 85 per serving.