10 Low-Calorie St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Thoroughly regret St. Patricks day last year? Yea, me too. Here are 10 low calorie cocktails courtesy of shape.com that will keep your diet on track this holiday weekend.

Cucumber Martini

Green Tabasco gives this cocktail its rich color—and a kick! Not for the timid tippler.

Ingredients:
Fresh cilantro
3 slices peeled English cucumber
1 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
3 drops green Tabasco
1 cucumber wheel, for garnish

Directions:
Muddle cilantro, cucumber, syrup, and lemon juice. Add vodka, shake, and double strain. Add Tabasco and garnish with cucumber wheel.

Nutrition score per serving: 180 calories

South of the Rio

A pop of pink from the hibiscus-and-rose rimmer sets this drink apart from the St. Paddy’s Day pack.

Ingredients:
2 slices English cucumber
1 1/2 ounces Leblon Cachaca
1/2 ounce Dainzu agave nectar
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Hibiscus rose rimming salt (optional)
1/6 jalapeno, seeded and deveined, for garnish

Directions:
Muddle cucumber into very small pieces and set aside. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in cachaca, agavenectar, and lime juice. Add muddled cucumber and shake. Wet a drinking glass with lime and carefully dip edge into salt. Pour liquid ingredients into glass. Splay jalapeno across the rim.

Nutrition score per serving: 165 calories

Irish Julep

A classic mint julep made with bourbon packs 8 grams of sugar. This Irish whiskey twist sets you back just 3 grams!

Ingredients:
6 mint leaves
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce water
Crushed ice
1 1/2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/4 ounce Directions:
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup, and water in a highball glass. Add crushed ice and whiskey. Float amaro on top and garnish with mint sprig.

<a data-cke-saved-href=”http://www.avernausa.com/target=” href=”http://www.avernausa.com/ target=” _blank”=””>Nutrition score per serving: 137 calories

Voli Green Garden

This sweet and savory cocktail clocks in at an even 100 calories.

Ingredients:
Salt and pepper, to rim (optional)
1 1/2 ounces Voli Original
1 piece green bell pepper
1 ounce lime juice
1 packet Stevia
1 handful basil

Directions:
Rim a martini glass with salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients into a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into glass.

Nutrition score per serving: 100 calories

Irish Lemonade

Step aside Arnold Palmer, this cool mix of lemon and beer is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day refresher.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
12 ounces Polar® Lemon Seltzer
12 ounces beer
2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
2 lemon wedges, for garnish

Directions:
Combine seltzer, beer, and lemonade. Pour into two tall glasses and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition score per serving: 170 calories

St. Paddy’s Day Spruce

Spruce up this cocktail with a spear of cucumber or celery for an added pop of green.

Ingredients:
2 ounces Vikingfjord 80 Proof Vodka
Fever Tree Tonic Water
2 dashes Bitter Truth Celery Bitters
1 lime wedge
1 cucumber spruce, for garnish

Directions:
Pour vodka into a highball glass and top with tonic water. Add celery bitters and fill glass with ice. Squeeze in juice from lime wedge and garnish with cucumber spruce.

Nutrition score per serving: 199 calories

Sláinte Bomb

All the fun of an Irish car bomb, but way less guilt if you decide to have more than one!

Ingredients:
3 ounces beer
1 ounce TY KU Sake Silver

Directions:
Fill a sturdy glass with beer. Pour sake into a sake or shot glass. Set two chopsticks across the top of the beer glass and balance sake on top. Open chopsticks so sake submerges in beer and drink quickly.

Nutrition score per serving: 75 calories

Erin Go Green

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Cucumber and mint give this cocktail from mixologist ET Tecosky a double-dose of good luck green.

Ingredients:
2 slices cucumber
5 mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces Beluga Noble Russian Vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 sprig mint, for garnish

Directions:
Muddle cucumber. Add mint and press. Add liquid ingredients and ice and shake well. Double strain into a Collins glass and garnish with mint sprig.

Nutrition score per serving: 146 calories

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Enjoy the luck of the Irish guilt-free with this refreshing cocktail. It pairs perfectly with your favorite good-for-you greens: guacamole, edamame, or wasabi peas.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
6 parts green tea
1 cucumber wheel, for garnish

Directions:
Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

Nutrition score per serving: 61 calories

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