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12 Best Low-Calorie Vodka Drinks To Try (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on January 1, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Vodka is undoubtedly one of the most popular liquors out there. It’s perfect for any occasion, be it a shot or combined with mixers for a delicious cocktail. 

But if you’re on a strict diet, it can be hard to balance healthy food with your favorite vodka drinks.    

Good news – we found low-calorie vodka drinks you can enjoy without sacrificing your healthy routine. Keep reading. 

Top 12 (Must-Try) Low-Calorie Vodka Drinks 

12. Kamikaze Shot

2 Glasses of Kamikaze Shot and a Shaker

This Kamikaze Shot is a sweet and tart vodka drink that’s easy to make at home. It’s a diet-friendly drink that you shake up any time of the day. 

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins

Ingredients: 

  • One dash of lemon juice
  • 1/2oz Triple Sec
  • 1.5oz vodka
  • Lemon wedge (garnish)

Instructions: Fill your cocktail shaker with ice, then pour vodka, Triple Sec, and juice.

Shake thoroughly, then filter into your shot glass. Put the lemon wedge on edge and serve. 

Serving: 1

11. Keto Cosmopolitan 

2 Glasses of Keto Cosmopolitan Garnished with Lime Peel

Keto Cosmopolitan does not use Triple Sec, making it a sugar-free cocktail.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz cranberry juice
  • 2oz vodka
  • 1tbsp lime
  • Three drops of orange extract

Instructions: In your mixing glass, add ice and combine all the ingredients. Stir for around 30 seconds and filter it into your cocktail glass (chilled). If desired, decorate it with a lime twist. 

Serving: 1

10. Low Carb Raspberry Vodka Spritz

Low Carb Raspberry Vodka Spritz on a glass full of ice

While on a keto diet, you can still enjoy some nice low-carb drinks. This vodka spritz is a great drink to pair with a nice healthy meal.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 12oz sparkling water (raspberry-flavored)
  • Eight fresh raspberries
  • 4oz lime juice
  • Raspberries and lime wedges (garnish)

Instructions: Combine lime juice and vodka, then pour into the ice-filled glasses. Pour the sparkling water on top and stir. Then, garnish with lime wedges and raspberries.

Serving: 4

9. Keto Berry Vodka Cocktail

Glass of Keto Berry Vodka Cocktail

This Keto Berry Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious low-carb drink– with around 3g of carbs per serving. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 6oz vodka
  • 1oz lime juice
  • ¼ cup berries
  • 12oz seltzer water (any flavor)

Instructions: Combine vodka, seltzer water, and lime juice in a mixing container, then stir well.

Pour the mixture into two glasses filled with crushed ice. Put berries on top and serve. 

Serving: 2

8. Seabreeze

Seabreeze Cocktail Drink and Bottle of Absolut Vodka

This low-carb Seabreeze cocktail is a revitalizing drink you can enjoy at home, on the pool, or at the beach.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • Ice cubes and lime wedge
  • 1.5oz vodka
  • 4oz cranberry juice
  • 1oz grapefruit juice

Instructions: In your highball glass, pour vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice. Stir until well mixed and add ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. 

Serving: 1

7. Skinny Vodka Mojito

Glass of Skinny Vodka Mojito with lime, mint and ice

This refreshing vodka drink has only 98 calories and 2 grams of net carbs, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 3oz diet-lime soda
  • 1oz vodka
  • 1 tsp monk fruit and eight mint leaves (muddled)
  • 1oz lime juice
  • Mint sprig/lemon slice (optional)

Instructions: In your glass, combine lime juice, muddled mint leaves/monk fruit, diet soda, and vodka. Stir gently and add ice cubes. If desired, garnish with a lemon slice or mint sprig. 

Serving: 1

6. Vodka Gimlet

glass of Vodka Gimlet garnished with lime

This diet-friendly Vodka Gimlet is a twist on the traditional Gin Gimlet with a much smoother and lighter flavor. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4oz maple/simple syrup
  • 1oz lime juice
  • 2oz vodka
  • Lemon wheel
  • Soda water (optional)

Instructions: Combine ice, syrup, juice, and vodka in your cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled.

Strain the mixture on your martini or coupe glass and splash some soda water on top, if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy.  

Serving: 1

5. Low-Carb Ocean Breeze

Ocean Breeze Cocktail Glass Drink Granished with Cherry

This delightful Low-Carb Ocean Breeze cocktail uses exotic ingredients with bright flavors, transporting you to a tropical paradise.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1oz blue curacao
  • ½ cup of seltzer water (lemon-flavored)
  • 3oz vodka

Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-combined and strain into your chilled cocktail glass over ice.  

Serving: 1

4. Coconut Martini

Glass of Coconut Martini Granished with Slice of Lemon

This vodka drink recipe is simple to make but tastes great. Keep cool during hot summer days and keep warm during cold winter days with this low-carb Coconut Martini. 

“Vodka goes well with a wintery perspective. Nothing else provokes such presentiments of falling snow except, for some, the communist seizure of the state.”

– Michèle Bernstein, French Critic/Novelist

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut syrup (sugar-free)
  • 1/2oz coconut milk 
  • 1.5oz vodka
  • Ice

Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker. Mix well and strain the mixture into your martini glass. 

Serving: 1

3. Vodka Soda

Glass of Vodka Soda

Vodka Soda is a low-calorie drink [1] and is the easiest to prepare. It’s refreshing and light and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: 

  • One lemon squeeze (optional)
  • Lime wedge
  • 1oz Club soda
  • 2oz vodka

Instructions: Pour vodka into your collins glass filled with ice. Put club soda on top and garnish it with a lime wedge. If preferred, add the lemon squeeze and serve.

Serving: 1

2. Low-Carb Salty Dog Cocktail

close up shot of Low-Carb Salty Dog Cocktail glass garnished with slice of grapefruit

This Low-Carb Salty Dog Cocktail is an ideal option for those who want to reduce their calorie consumption but want to enjoy vodka-based drinks. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • 8oz vodka
  • 2 cups of grapefruit juice
  • Seasalt
  • Grapefruit wedge

Instructions: Mix the juice and vodka in your shaker with ice until well-chilled. Next, rim the glasses with seasalt, then add ice cubes.

Pour the vodka mix into the glasses and garnish with grapefruit wedges. 

Serving: 4

1. Low Carb Vodka Mojito

Low Carb Vodka Mojito with lime and mint leaves

This Low crab Vodka Mojito shares the same flavors as the ones served in bars but without the added carbs and sugar. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients: 

  • Ice cubes
  • 4oz vodka
  • ¼ tsp monk fruit and mint leaves (muddled)
  • 2oz club soda
  • 2oz lime juice, fresh

Instructions: Combine vodka and the muddled monk fruit/mint leaves in your cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake until the mixture is well-mixed and chilled. Pour into your glass filled with ice. Pour club soda on top and garnish with mint leaves. 

Serving: 1

FAQ

What can I mix with vodka to lose weight?

Mix vodka with low-calorie mixers such as diet soda, lime juice, soda water, club soda, and unsweetened or sugar-free juices [2]. 

What is a low-sugar mixer with vodka?

Diet soda and club soda are low-sugar mixers best combined with vodka to make them diet-friendly. Club and diet soda contain little to no sugar. 

Final Thoughts 

Now you don’t have to worry about gaining weight or staying in shape while you enjoy your favorite vodka drinks. 

While having these drinks at bars is fun and convenient, making your own at home allows full control of sugars and ingredients– ensuring the drink aligns with your healthy diet.  

You can savor these low-carb vodka cocktails anytime, anywhere.   

 References:

  1. https://www.livescience.com/52990-alcohol-calories-weight-loss-be-healthy.html 
  2. https://globalnews.ca/news/3486244/these-alcoholic-drinks-wont-make-you-gain-much-weight/ 

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