An article in the WSJ covered nutritional content of alcoholic beverages today. Good article, actually, with some surprising results (Guinness has less carbs than bad American beers like Budweiser, for example).
However, this gem of modern idiocy was included:
Jayde Feinstein, a 22-year-old office manager in Los Angeles, dilutes the cranberry juice in her cranberry and vodka with a little water to limit her sugar and carbs. She also dilutes red wine with sparkling water to make sparkling wine. “It’s a brilliant way to minimize the carbs, but still get the same flavor you desire.”