Craving a Cocktail?

Here's a quick guide to keeping the SmartPoints value low, when raising a glass with friends and family.
Published February 19, 2016

At the end of a long workweek or even just one of those days it can be nice to unwind with a glass of wine, beer or perhaps a cocktail. Luckily with our Beyond the Scale program you can still enjoy your favourite 'adult beverages' without disrupting your weight loss progress. The key is to accurately track what you drink, choose a lower value beverage, and drink something that you truly enjoy. Make sure you slow down to savour the taste and be sure to focus on relaxing in that moment with your friends, family or whoever you are with.

Low-value libations
Light beer

12 fl oz

If you're out at a bar, opt for a light beer. There are many light beer options that still have a lot of flavour.
Gin and tonic
1.5 fl oz gin (3 SmartPoints)
+ 5 fl oz tonic (3 SmartPoints)
Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Add a wedge of lime for garnish.

A crisp, refreshing summer drink that is just as good in any other season.

Vodka and soda

1.5 fl oz vodka (3 SmartPoints)
Soda to taste
Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Add lime or lemon wedge for garnish.

Refreshing and classy, just like you.

Champagne or white wine
5 fl oz

Whether you're celebrating some great news or just unwinding with your loved one, a glass of wine or champagne won't set you back by too many SmartPoints.


5 fl oz

Feel like something fruity? Sangria is a great alternative to a 17 SmartPoints value margarita

Whiskey sour

2 fl oz whiskey (5 SmartPoints)
1 fl oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp sugar (1 SmartPoint)
1 maraschino cherry to garnish
1 wedge of orange to garnish
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for about 20 seconds until liquid is well chilled. Strain into a glass with ice. Add orange wedge and cherry if desired.

If you're in the mood for a stiffer drink try this sweet yet sour classic. Still only 6 SmartPoints.

Want to sip smart?

Our Portion Control Wine Glasses know just where to draw the line. Get a set of two for just $20. Find them at your local Weight Watchers meeting centre.