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Summer is here! And, if you’re like us, you love a refreshing cocktail on a hot and humid day. But we don’t really want all those extra calories in our drinks. That’s why we’ve created these healthier summer cocktails that you can sip on guilt-free all summer long!
1. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiris are one of our favorite frozen drinks, but when you get one from a restaurant or bar, there can be many added sweeteners. That’s why we’ve created this!
All you’ll need are frozen strawberries, rum, and lime juice. Add these ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth, and serve. Give it a taste test, and add more lime juice as needed.
2. Moscow Mule
There’s nothing better than a light Moscow Mule on a warm summer night. And, with our version, you can save on carbs too. It’s easy; just swap out standard Ginger Beer with Diet. Regular Ginger Beer has over 100 calories, 31 grams of net carbs, and 10 grams of sugar. But, with diet, you can cut the calories, carbs, and sugar in half or more, depending on which brand you buy. For example, Gosling’s Diet Ginger Beer has 0 calories, 0 carbs, and 0 total sugars.
3. Vodka Lemonade
This one is as easy as it sounds. Vodka lemonades are perfect for a day by the pool, but lemonade can contain a lot of extra sugar. However, you can swap out the sugary lemonade with freshly-squeezed lemon juice mixed with water and stevia (or sweetener of your choice), Crystal Light Sugar-Free Lemonade, or Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade. You’ll still get the same great taste, but it’ll be a lot better for you.
4. Watermelon Margarita
Of course, we had to add a margarita to this list, and this one is tried and true by both our followers and us! This watermelon margarita only has four ingredients and takes seconds to make. You can make them frozen or on the rocks, and it’s perfect for sharing with friends.
Get the full recipe here and enjoy!
5. Pina Colada
A Pina Colada is like ice cream in a cup, and if you use all of the sugary, full-calorie ingredients, it’s just as unhealthy, too. But, with this version, you can enjoy tropical paradise guilt-free. All you’ll need is a shot of rum, 1/4 cup of light coconut milk or coconut cream, fresh pineapple or sugar-free pineapple syrup to taste, and ice. You can also add half a banana for added texture and sweetness, if you’d like. Blend and garnish with fresh fruit.
The Bottom Line
Summer cocktails don’t have to be full of unwanted calories, carbs, and sugar. You can still get the same taste but in a healthier version. Of course, remember to consume everything in moderation, and if you want to enjoy a normal Pina Colada once in a while, then that’s ok too! ;)