You don’t have to ditch booze to drop kilos. Choose your tipple wisely, and you can have your metaphorical cake and... er, drink it
VODKA AND SODA
A shot of vodka contains little more than 50kcal and soda water adds nothing. But on its own, this can be as bland as tap water – so add some lime for flavour and vitamin C.
GIN AND DIET TONIC
With its fresh taste and just 97kcal, this is a tried-and-tested tonic for joint pain. Meanwhile, the juniper berries in the gin contain flavonoids that may help to lower your risk of heart disease.
WHISKY ON THE ROCKS
The lack of sugary mixer makes this another light option: a generous shot contains minimal carbs and a reasonable 117kcal. Its ellagic acid also helps to kill pre-cancer cells.