"When it comes to choosing the 'best' alcohol, I tell clients to pick their liquor of choice (except for beer) because the reality is, a 1.5-ounce serving of vodka, rum, tequila, or whiskey are all comparable in calories.
"A drink is meant to be enjoyed, so I prefer clients to enjoy their favorite alcohol rather than settle for a drink that's not significantly less caloric.
"Alcoholic beverages become diet downfalls when they're served with unhealthy sugary mixers. The best way to approach drinking is to choose your liquor and dilute it with club soda and ice. Some fresh lemon or lime juice will provide an extra bit of refreshing flavor, without adding the sugar and artificial ingredients."
—Leah Silberman, MS, RD
"This may seem like a strange recommendation from a nutritionist, but tequila actually has amazing flavors and is less harsh than vodka when you choose to sip as opposed to downing it as a shot. The cleaner organic options will result in minimal hangover when consumed responsibly. Pour into a glass and sip on it."
—Meghan Telpner, Nutritionist
"Vodka is sugar-free, and soda water keeps you hydrated and provides the satisfaction of carbonation without the sugar hangover. Stir in a slice of cucumber and a lemon twist to infuse it with some vitamins and a delicious, luxurious, all-natural flavor. Voilà!"
—Abigail Keeso, Culinary Nutrition Expert and Co-Founder of ThatCleanLife.com