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Sushi Garage’s Mojito is only 168 calories.

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5 Low-Cal Cocktails For Bikini Weather

By Rebecca Wallwork

Photo courtesy of Sushi Garage

07.13.18

It’s hot out there. You want a cool drink. Who can blame you? These five refreshing cocktails are big on flavor and short on calories.

English Lesson
Cool off after a long summer’s day with a refreshing Gin Tonic and sunset views from the rooftop at Juvia. Two ounces of gin, two ounces of tonic and four ounces of club soda make for a crisp drink with just 148 calories. $18, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.763.8272

Mojito Moxie

It’s hard to beat a rum-based cocktail in Miami and Sunset Harbour’s Sushi Garage whips up a great Mojito that won’t ruin your diet. This one has an estimated 168 calories and contains 2 ounces of Bacardi white rum and one ounce each of lime juice, club soda and simple syrup. $13, 1784 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305.763.8355

Cool as a Cucumber
Does adding muddled cucumber to a classic martini make it healthy? Let’s go with that theory! The Bar at The Setai serves a Cucumber Martini with an estimated 170 calories that features Russian Standard vodka, Dassai 50 sake, fresh citrus juice and simple syrup. It’s shaken, double strained and garnished with (what else?) a fresh slice of cucumber. $14, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.520.6000

Garden Fresh
At Plnthouse, the healthy eatery at the 1 Hotel South Beach, it’s all about sharing good times with likeminded, health-conscious friends. The Jardine N La Playa comes in a pitcher (or by the glass) and contains tequila, green chartreuse, agave, lime and slices of serrano and cucumber. Each serving is an estimated 150 calories—and it looks great for your brags on Instagram. $15 per glass or $55 for pitcher, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.6881

Pimm & Proper

A Pimm’s Cup is a perennial summer favorite and the version served at The Living Room of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the perfect antidote to a hot day. This health-conscious cocktail is made with Plymouth gin, Pimm’s No. 1 and a mix of fresh fruit like cucumber, strawberries, blueberries and mint. It’s topped with ginger ale and adorned with a strawberry skewer. Total calories? 150. $18, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.8800