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Enjoying the evening cocktails while maintaining your diet goals

Have a plan before beginning the evenings cocktail hour. Decide in advance the number of cocktails you are going to drink and cut back on that number of calories during the day in anticipation.

Mix cocktails with water, club soda, diet soda, low calorie juices, artificial sweeteners or sugar-free syrups for easy calorie savings. Fruit and vegetable juices can be good choices because they are lower in calories than some other mixers. Try one of the new flavored liquors on the rocks. They are not sweetened but infused with flavors, without adding any extra calories. you may also try diluting your drink with club soda or sparkling water. If you usually drink vodka and cranberry, for example, try it with club soda, just a splash of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a wedge of citrus or pineapple to add flavor and few calories.

Consider this page as your gateway of knowledge for enjoying cocktails while maintaining your diet goals.

BEER

The basic ingredients of beer are water, a starch source, such as malted barley, able to be converted to sugars then fermented (converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide); a brewer's yeast to produce the fermentation; and a flavoring such as hops.

List of all major beer brands with calorie & carbohydrate

BRANDY
Brandy. derived from Dutch word "brandewijn" meaning "burned wine" is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy contains 35–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, some are colored with caramel colored to imitate the effect of aging.

List of all major brandy brands
with calorie & carbohydrates
 
Brandy Cocktail Recipes
GIN
Gin is a spirit which derives its flavor from juniper berries. The gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various styles. Gin can be distilled or made by simply adding approved natural flavoring substances to a neutral spirit of agricultural origin. The predominant flavor must be juniper.

List of major gin brands
 with calorie & carbohydrates.

Gin Cocktail Recipes
LIQUEUR
Liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener. Liqueurs are typically quite sweet and are usually not aged for long but may have resting periods during their production to allow flavors to marry.

List of major liqueur brands
with calorie & carbohydrates.

Liqueur Cocktail Recipes
RUM
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation and then usually aged in oak barrels. Rums are produced in various grades. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails and dark rums are typically consumed straight or neat.

List of major rum brands
with calorie & carbohydrates.

Rum Cocktail Recipes
TEQUILA
Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, Mexico. Although tequila is a kind of mezcal, modern tequila differs somewhat due to the use of only the blue agave plants.

List of major tequila brands
with calorie & carbohydrates.

Tequila Cocktail Recipes
VODKA
Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally, vodka is made by the distillation of fermented grains or potatoes, though some modern brands use other substances, such as fruits or sugar.

List of major vodka brands
with calorie & carbohydrates.

Vodka Cocktail Recipes
WHISKEY
Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains and corn (which may be malted) are used for different varieties. Whiskey consist of many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels of charred white oak.

List of major whiskey brands
 with calorie & carbohydrates.

Whiskey Cocktail Recipes
WINE
Wine is made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or water. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine.
List of major wine types
with calorie & carbohydrates.