Healthy Halloween Drinks: The Cocktail Trick or Treat

I love the holidays because they usually mean an extra excuse to be a little more relaxed in my meal plan…or at least thats wha I tell myself. And Halloween dismay favorite. Although now that I have reached adulthood (only in age), I’ve traded in the pillowcase full of bite size candy for cocktails at a party where at least one person mistakingly wore a child-sized superhero costume.
However, cocktails can be a huge set-back in the fitness lifestyle because most of them are packed full of sugary mixers, and some (like the Piña Colada) are even stuffed with fats. Well I want make sure that you, the Halloween revelers, and I all have a way to enjoy a cocktail or two without breaking the macro bank! Luckily, there are some amazingly tasty options and here are the best and worst!

Best Cocktails:

  • Homemade Margarita – The original (homemade) margarita boasts a low calorie count as well as only a smidgen of sugar from some Cointreau (or simple syrup) making it a great option for a light night out. And you’re in luck, if your looking for the perfect home recipe, check out this recipe for  Fresh Peach Margaritas.
  • Mojito – The classic mojito is another perfect option on All Hallow’s Eve. With only a single shot of simple syrup, the combination of mint, rum, lime, and seltzer creates a refreshing delicious cocktail.

Worst Cocktails:

  • Mudslide – Think again before ordering, the mudslide is essentially the chocolate version of a White Russian and even more popular at Halloween. With chocolate syrup, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and chocolate cream, the Mudslide can boast a whopping 851 calories! Yikes!
  • White Russian – Ok, you got vodka which is ok… by itself. But adding the coffee liqueur (usually khalua) and heavy cream throw down a host of sugar and saturated fats. The White Russian, while delicious, is definitely one to avoid to keep those year round abs.

Cheers everyone! Have a great Halloween with some health conscious cocktails. Small disclaimer, drinking alcohol in any form is not exactly healthy. Be safe, be responsible, and enjoy.