When it comes to finding the most diet-friendly alcoholic drinks at your local bar, it’s no surprise that vodka is one of the best low-calorie options.
But did you know that there's NO WAY a nip of unflavoured vodka can be less than 52 calories? Making it the absolute best option for drinkers who want to lose weight?
A new interview published at Delish with Blue Ice Vodka president Tom Gibson has delved into the science behind making vodka, and how it’s a sure fire way to help you get skinnier.
It is all based on the fact that to be called vodka, the spirit must legally be at least 40% alcohol - also known as 80-proof liquor.
And given the process of making vodka involves an intricate scientific process of fermenting and distilling potato and water, the calories are coming from the alcohol molecules. And once it gets to 40% alcohol, 30ml can have no fewer than 52 calories.
‘It’s just pure chemistry,’ vodka boss Tom tells Delish. ‘They have found 52 calories is as low as you can go.’
The only way vodka can have MORE calories, according to science, are when flavours and sugars are added to the vodka. But to lose weight or stay trim, drinking pure vodka - preferably with fresh lime or lemon and soda - is your absolute best bet.