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Low-calorie Cocktails To Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

If you’re thinking about throwing your own Irish shin dig, you will definitely need to provide a few classic Irish brews.

If a classic pint of Irish Guinness doesn’t do the trick, featured below are several Irish-themed cocktails that will bring the perfect amount of luck to your Saint Patrick’s Day bash.

1.  Luck ‘o the Mojito

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This 90 calorie drink is the perfect concoction to celebrate this year’s St. Patty’s Day in a healthy way.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1 pinch fresh ginger
  • 3 medium basil leaves
  • 3 mint leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 oz. white rum (or vodka)
  • Club Soda

For full preparation instructions, click HERE.

Green Sangria (115 calories)

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This two-in-one low cal cocktail is just 115 calories and is the perfect way to treat yourself this festive holiday.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
  • 1 oz. Midori melon liqueur
  • ½ Green Apple (cored and sliced)
  • ½ lime (sliced)
  • ¼ English cucumber (sliced)
  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ kiwi (peeled and sliced)
  • Club Soda (or diet lemon-lime soda or diet ginger ale)

For full preparation instructions, click HERE.

Dublin Old Fashioned

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This Dublin Old Fashioned is just 135 calories, but still packs a serious punch.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/4 oz. lime juice together
  • 1.5 oz. whiskey
  • Shake with the ice from the chilling cocktail glass.

For full preparation instructions, click HERE.

Irish Iced Tea (80 calories)

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80 calories for a perfect Irish twist sounds just about right.

Ingredients:

  • Brew 6 oz. Irish Breakfast Tea
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel.
  • Optional: If you want to sweeten it with a teaspoon of sugar, add 16 calories to your total.

 

Source: Shape Magazine, WeMD

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