6 of the best low calorie cocktails

Being on a diet is not fun. Fact. But as we move towards the season where we generally wear less and socialise more, we are all hitting the gym, chowing down on rice cakes and skipping the morning pain au chocolat. 

Well, we have good news for everyone who is on their spring health kick...you can still enjoy cocktail hour, while being good (sort of) with these 6 low-cal concoctions!  


Calories: 178

Gin Gimlet cocktail with lime in a coupe glass


Add cordial and gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
Pour into chilled Coupe glass and serve with a slice of lime.


75ml gin
15ml Rose's lime cordial
Lime wedge or slice, to garnish



Calories: 176



Pour gin and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well, then strain into chilled Martini glass. Zest the lemon peel and garnish by twisting it in a perfect spiral.


50ml Gin
15ml Dry Vermouth
Zest of Lemon

Gin & Tonic

Calories: 148, Slimline: 97

Gin and tonic with a wedge of lime


Pack a copa glass with ice. Pour in the gin followed by the tonic and gently stir. Add the twist of lemon or lime to garnish. 


50ml gin
Premium Tonic water
Lemon twist or wedge of lime to garnish

Tom Collins

Calories: 122

Tom Collins gin cocktail


To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
Shake vigorously until well chilled.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with soda water.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a single maraschino cherry to serve.


60ml gin
30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
15ml sugar syrup*
Soda water
Maraschino cherry, to garnish
Lemon slice, to garnish

French 75

Calories: 140

French 75 gin and champagne cocktails


Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously for about about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail into a large flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with lemon twist.


55ml London dry gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml simple syrup
55ml Champagne
Lemon twist to serve


Calories: 147

Greyhound gin cocktail


Fill a glass with crushed ice. Add the gin and juice, then top with Aperol. Swirl a bit, then garnish as desired.


50ml gin
100ml freshly squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice
Splash of Aperol
Grapefruit and rosemary, to garnish