It’s quickly creeping up to that wonderful time of year again…summer! That means BBQs, bikinis, beach, and umbrella drinks. As fun and seasonal as they are, umbrella cocktails will quickly turn your rock-solid, hard-earned beach body into a fatty, unflattering mess.
Below is a list of the most fattening summertime cocktails available. If you’re a huge fan of summertime drinking (who isn’t!?), avoid the following cocktails and stick to healthier alternatives. You’ll keep your waistline slim and trim, and save yourself the hassle of buying a bigger bikini come August.
The Worst Summertime Cocktails
Long Island Iced Tea (12 oz) – 780 calories, 44g carbs. Is this a drink or a meal? You could eat a big mac and small fries from McDonald’s for fewer calories. Swap out the Coke for Diet Coke and skip the lemon juice, you’ll save over 200 calories and a lot of sugar.
Margarita (12 oz) - 740 calories, 56g carbs. Swap it out for a corona with lime. You’ll save about 600 calories.
Pina Colada (6 oz) – 644 calories, 90g carbs. Not only loaded with calories, but it’s PACKED with sugar and fat.
White Russian (5 oz) – 425 calories, 26g carbs. Any cocktail that’s made with cream is always going to be high in calories, fat, and sugar. This is nothing more than a drinkable dessert.
Mai Tai (4.5 oz) – 350 calories, 35g carbs. This tropical mix looks really pretty in a glass…not once it’s in your belly.
Gin/Vodka and Tonic - 200 calories, 14g carbs. Not awful in an absolute alcoholic world, but swap the tonic out for seltzer or diet soda and you’ll save over 100 calories.
Banana/Strawberry Daiquiri (10 oz) – 614 calories. See Pina Colada.
Corona Light w. Lime - 105 calories, 5g carbs. Great summer beer. This is a better alternative to Bud Light Lime, which has 116 calories and 8g carbs. Corona Light and lime is also the real deal…skip the copycats (ahem, Bud Light Lime & Miller Chill).
Heineken Light - 99 calories, 6.8g carbs.
Miller Light - 96 calories, 3.2 g carbs. One of the lowest calorie/carb beers.
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