I don’t like high-calorie or very sweet cocktails. My go-to drink would be martini, gin and tonic, vodka and soda, whiskey on the rocks, or French 75. Can you suggest something that I would likely enjoy that is also sophisticated?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a cocktail that I believe will suit your preferences for sophisticated, low-calorie, and not too sweet options. This cocktail has a high rating and aligns with your usual drink choices like martini and gin and tonic. Cheers!
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You asked: sophisticated low-calorie cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Martini Perfect

The Martini Perfect is a classic cocktail known for its refined and sophisticated flavors. It is a variation of the...

Dry gin (45ml), White vermouth (22.5ml), Red vermouth (22.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.9 / 5

The Perfect Martini

The Perfect Martini is a sophisticated twist on the classic martini that balances the botanical notes of gin with the...

Gin (75ml), Red vermouth (10ml), Olive Juice (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink is made up...

Gin (30ml), Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.84 / 5

New Yorker

The New Yorker is a classic cocktail that exudes the sophistication of its namesake city. Combining the robust flavors of...

Whiskey (20ml), Grenadine (Dash), DOM Benedictine (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Summer Negroni

The Summer Negroni is a refreshing twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, trading the traditional ingredients for a lighter, more...

Gin (45ml), Lillet Blanc (45ml), Aperol (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Bittered Gin Sling

The Bittered Gin Sling is a classic cocktail known for its complex and bold flavors. It originated in the late...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

6 ingredients
4.31 / 5


The wife doesn't like Martinis. Always thought it was the gin, but it turned out it was the vermouth. So,...

Gin (60ml), Port (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.86 / 5

Gin And Tonic Bitter Lime

Gin and Tonic is good, but if you like it bitter with a hint of lime, this drink is for...

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Tonic water (200ml)

4 ingredients
3.66 / 5

Greek Gin and Tonic

You might wonder if a gin and tonic is really a drink worthy of a post from us. But there...

Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Tonic water (90ml), Cucumber (1), Rosemary (Sprig)

5 ingredients
3.61 / 5

Savoy Special

Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. A quote in the book says: "Peter, ninth...

Absinthe (Dash), Grenadine (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml), Dry gin (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.59 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some low-calorie cocktail options?

Low-calorie cocktails often include drinks like vodka soda, gin and tonic with light tonic, or a classic martini. They minimize sugary mixers and focus on cleaner, simpler ingredients.

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How can I make my cocktail less sweet?

To make a cocktail less sweet, you can reduce or skip sugary syrups and liqueurs. Opt for using fresh citrus juices, soda water, or dry mixers instead.

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What ingredients are typically found in sophisticated cocktails?

Sophisticated cocktails often use high-quality spirits like gin, vodka, and whiskey, paired with premium mixers such as vermouth, Lillet Blanc, or Campari.

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Are there any classic cocktails that are naturally low in calories?

Yes, classic low-calorie cocktails include the martini, gin and tonic with light tonic, and whiskey on the rocks. These drinks avoid heavy mixers and excessive sugar.

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How can I enjoy cocktails without consuming too many calories?

To enjoy cocktails without too many calories, choose drinks with clear spirits, avoid sugary mixes, and go for options with soda water or fresh juices. Also, measure ingredients accurately to control calorie intake.

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