Here are 6 low-calorie drink options that don't cheat on flavour

Aug 8 2019, 3:07 pm

Summer is pretty much synonymous with refreshing drinks. That’s because it’s the season of backyard barbecues, chilling by the lake, or on a patio, and there’s nothing that adds to the good times more than a cool beverage.

With the hot weather upon us, we’re looking for ways to avoid feeling bloated and weighed down. And that’s where trying out some low-calorie drink options comes in.

We’ve teamed up with BC Liquor Stores to tell you about some of the best low-calorie options for celebrating summer, so you can stay cool while the sun is out (we’re living in Vancouver, after all).

Check out the hottest low-calorie beverages and light snack recipes from TASTE Magazine, brought to you by BC Liquor Stores.

Nude Vodka Soda Mixer Pack

Handcrafted in BC, Nude Vodka Soda contains only 100 calories per can and is free of sugar, sweetener, and gluten. The mixer pack available at BC Liquor Stores includes the Strawberry Kiwi, Raspberry Lemon, Classic Lime, and Peach flavour.

Pyur Vodka Soda Peach

Pyur Vodka Soda Peach/BC Liquor Stores

Pyur Vodka Soda is made from all-natural flavours and contains only 90 calories per can, with zero carbs, sugar, and preservatives. Expect the flavour of juicy peaches with refreshing carbonation.

Social Lite Pineapple Mango

Send your senses to the tropics with the delicious Social Lite Vodka Soda, made using 100% natural pineapple and mango flavours without sugar, sweetener, or gluten. It also contains only 80 calories per can!

Spiked Seltzer Grapefruit Vodka Soda

Spiked Seltzer Vodka Soda is made using purified water and natural fruit flavours, containing zero grams of sugar and only 90 calories per can. The Grapefruit flavour guarantees a crisp and clean drink that’s ideal for this season.

Tail Spin Blackberry Gin Smash

The Tail Spin Blackberry Gin Smash has zero grams of sugar and is sweet blackberry infused with botanicals on the nose. The flavour profile features tart crisp blackberry and smooth fresh gin taste with hints of lemon and juniper on the finish.

Bridge Brewing PrimeTime

Bridge Brewing PrimeTime/BC Liquor Stores

PrimeTime is BC’s first low-calorie and low-carb craft beer and is juicy, refreshing, and full-flavoured. There are also only 110 calories and 1.5 carbs in each can. Try this with fried chicken, fish and chips, tacos, or Thai takeout, and you’ll see why it’s a winning combination.

Of course, you can’t enjoy drinks without good food. Check out these fresh, summer snacks that will pair perfectly with your low-calorie drinks:

Ahi Tuna Poke Cone

Blueberry, Mango, and Jicama Salsa

Prawn, Mango, and Avocado Salad Rolls

Grilled Watermelon with Prosciutto and Sherry Vinaigrette

Be sure to check out the BC Liquor Stores website for more food recipes and entertaining ideas for any occasion or celebration.

Please enjoy responsibly.

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