Get Healthy: Enjoy lower-calorie adult drinks

Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Des Moines Register

When temperatures climb, many like to enjoy an icy adult beverage — but beware, that blended drink may cost you hundreds of empty calories. Instead, kick back and cool down with these lower-calorie options:

• Light beer has, on average, 110 calories per serving versus 150 or more in regular beer.

• White wine has 120 calories per 5-ounce pour depending on the sweetness level; top with a splash of club soda and fresh berries or citrus fruit for an even lower-calorie treat.

• 80-proof, flavor-infused spirits like vodka and rum topped with club soda or a splash of diet soda can be enjoyed for just 65 calories a serving.

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