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The 9 Worst Cocktails for Weight Loss

It's summertime, and all you want to do is sip a cool cocktail under the sun. We hear you. But before you pop in that little pink umbrella, make sure you choose your cocktail carefully for your health and waistline. Here, the biggest cocktail calorie bombs of the season.
Long Island Iced Tea Long Island Iced Tea

Iced tea? Sounds low-cal, but it's definitely not. "A Long Island Iced Tea can run more than 430 calories for just 9 ounces," Glassman says. "The combination of rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and triple sec makes this cocktail not only a calorie bomb, but one that will most likely give you a pretty impressive headache the next day." As a healthier alternative, mix unsweetened iced tea with vodka, and top with a few squeezes of lemon and lime. "Black tea has numerous health benefits, because it is loaded with antioxidants, polyphenols, and tannins that support immune health," says Glassman.

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