The Occasional Treats: 6-9 points
The majority of cocktails fall into this category, due to their syrups, liqueurs and sugary fruit juices. On the lower end of the spectrum, coming in at six to seven points, are simple cocktails that go relatively easy on the sweeteners, such as Gin & Tonics, Negronis, Gimlets, Sea Breezes and Old Fashioneds. Above that at eight to nine points are even sweeter cocktails, like Cosmopolitans, Appletinis, Mojitos, Whiskey Sours and Daiquiris. Most Sangrias will also run you between six and eight points, depending on the amount of liqueurs, fruits or flavorings added.