10 Tasty Low Calorie Drink Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner so get ready to party Mexican-style! I always enjoy the tasty food and drinks on this festive holiday, but margaritas and other drink cocktails are known to be a dieters worst enemy and the last thing you want is to add more calories to your waistline. According to Forbes.com:

  • The higher the proof, the greater the calories.
  • A piña colada contains more calories than a Big Mac.
  • A mixed drink like orange juice has 56 calories per serving and Coca-Cola has 105 calories per eight fluid ounces
  • The average serving of one ounce of 80-proof alcohol contains about 90 calories.

If you want to stay slim on Cinco de Mayo-without giving up the margaritas, then stick with a low-cal option. Below are 10 low calorie drink recipes that you can make at home.

1. The Cadilliac Rio Margarita

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila
  • 1 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 1 part lime juice
  • ½ part agave nectar

Read full directions on Shape.com

2. Cascade Ice Skinny Daiquiri

low calorie drink recipe

Try a delicious Skinny Daiquiri.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 8 oz Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Wild Berry Sparkling Water
  • Your choice of rum

Read full directions on The Dallas Socials

3. “Faux” jito

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 oz. white rum diet lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite Zero, Diet Sierra Mist or Diet 7-Up)
  • ice
  • sugar (just for the rim of the glass!)

Read full directions on Recipe 4 Living

4. Classic Margarita (Lite Version)

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Limes
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Tequila
  • 8 Ounce Cascade Ice Margarita Mixer

Read full directions on Fox News

5. Voli Cinco de Mayo Low-Cal Latin Lover

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Voli Orange Vanilla
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • .5 oz Agave Nectar
  • .5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Garnish: Orange Twist (or a little umbrella for a tropical flair!)

Read full directions on Celebzter

6. Low Calorie Margarita

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • one (two-serving) sugar-free packet of lemonade powdered drink mix
  • 6 oz. diet lemon-lime soda
  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • crushed ice
  • lime wedges

Read full directions on Her Campus

7. Skinny Emerald Margarita

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Herradura silver tequila
  • 1 ounce aloe juice
  • 1 ounce cucumber puree
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar

Read full directions on She Knows

8. Tequila Sunrise Pops

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • Stemmed maraschino cherries (1 per pop)
  • 1/4 cup grenadine

Read full directions on The Nest

9. Watermelon Martinis

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of watermelon cubes (rind and seeds removed)
  • 3/4 cup of lemon vodka
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau or triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

Read full directions on Recipe.com

10. Sangria Sparkler

low calorie drink recipe

Ingredients

  • 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup light orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy or cognac
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled
  • Crushed ice and/or orange peel curls (optional)

Read full directions on FitnessMagazine.com

Which low calorie drink would you like to try on Cinco de Mayo?

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