In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout prepares a gin Martini cocktail in the Starlight Room of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The first rule of drinking on a diet is, don't. Surely you saw the recent study that found that Americans were getting almost as many empty calories from alcohol as from soft drinks. The second rule of drinking on a diet is that since you probably will ignore Rule No. 1, find a way to enjoy alcohol without letting it swamp your healthy intentions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout prepares a gin Martini cocktail in the Starlight Room of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The first rule of drinking on a diet is, don't. Surely you saw the recent study that found that Americans were getting almost as many empty calories from alcohol as from soft drinks. The second rule of drinking on a diet is that since you probably will ignore Rule No. 1, find a way to enjoy alcohol without letting it swamp your healthy intentions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout prepares a gin Martini cocktail in the Starlight Room of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The first rule of drinking on a diet is, don't. Surely you saw the recent study that found that Americans were getting almost as many empty calories from alcohol as from soft drinks. The second rule of drinking on a diet is that since you probably will ignore Rule No. 1, find a way to enjoy alcohol without letting it swamp your healthy intentions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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