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Get Your Drink On

It's Friday night, and all you can think about is that giant, strawberry margarita that you want from your local mexican restaurant. What most people forget is that one margarita is probably close to 1,000 calories. Yikes!

You don't have to ingest large amounts of sugar and empty calories to get a buzz. Try opting for healthier drink choices that won't derail your fitness plan. Stay away from cream-based liquors or mixed drinks, as they will likely pack the biggest caloric punch. Experts also suggest opting for a spritzer instead of a full glass of wine.

And if you really want to try something different, try making your own healthy drinks. The New York Post printed a number of healthy drink options, from the odd—the margherita martini with tomatoes, garlic, shallots and vodka—to the interesting—an aloe vera martini with aloe vera juice and an edible flower.

Who says you can't get in shape without a little bit of alcohol every now and then? [New York Post]

Posted: 3/26/08