Low-Calorie Cocktails

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  • Refreshing & Healthy Mixed Drinks

    Refreshing & Healthy Mixed Drinks

    Summer is the perfect time to fire up the barbecue, and invite the neighbors over! Of course, you’ll need something to wash down all that healthy, grilled food.

    Using simple ingredients, you can create some delicious concoctions that’ll make the entire party happy.

    Click through the slideshow to get recipes for mixed drinks that are tasty and healthy.

  • Healthy Green Tea Martini

    Healthy Green Tea Martini

    Green tea’s benefits are nearly endless. In a mixed drink, it’s a light way to bring some antioxidants into your party.

    Directions: Combine equal parts green tea (brewed and chilled) with vodka or gin in a martini shaker. Add in juice from a whole lime and 1 tbsp. of agave nectar. Stir ingredients until blended. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

  • Cucumber Ginger Lemonade

    Cucumber Ginger Lemonade

    The combination of fresh lemons, ginger, and cucumbers are sure to quench your thirst while improving your digestion. 

    Directions: In a tall glass, combine 1.5 oz. vodka, 1 tbsp. agave nectar, 3 cucumber slices, the juice of one lemon, freshly shaved ginger root (to taste), and 1 cup water. Stir, serve over ice, and garnish with lemon rind.

  • Healthy Whiskey & Ginger

    Healthy Whiskey & Ginger

    By itself, whiskey contains healthy antioxidants, but the sugary cola that it’s typically mixed with only adds unnecessary calories and makes you dehydrated. Substitute this ginger mixture instead of cola for a healthier whiskey drink. 

    Directions: Boil 1 tbsp. of grated ginger in 2 cups water and chill. Mix ½ cup ginger water with 1.5 oz. whiskey, 1 tsp. of agave nectar, and a dash of bitters. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon peel.

  • Healthy Raspberry Mojito

    Healthy Raspberry Mojito

    The combination of mint and raspberries in this mojito makes it a great way to enjoy rum on a hot day while sneaking in important antioxidants.

    Directions: In a glass, add ¼ lime, 12 spearmint leaves, 1 tbsp. agave nectar, and 6 ripe raspberries. Gently crush ingredients with a muddler and fill glass with ice. Add in 1.5 oz. of white rum and top with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge before serving.

  • Healthy Summer Sangria Recipe

    Healthy Summer Sangria Recipe

    Sangria is always a crowd-pleaser. And it’s a way to add more health benefits to red wine. 

    Directions: In a pitcher, combine a bottle of your favorite red wine, 2 tbsp. of agave nectar, and the juice of a lemon, lime, and orange. Add 1 cup each of apples, pineapple, and strawberries. Serve in wine glasses over ice.

  • Healthy Cucumber Citrus Gimlet

    Healthy Cucumber Citrus Gimlet

    If you’ve got a classy drinker on your hands, there’s nothing better than a gimlet. It’s a time-tested drink that’s packed full of healthy extras.

    Directions: In a shaker, muddle together three slices of cucumber, 1 tsp. agave nectar, the juice of half a lime, and two shots of gin. Strain and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Cherry Blackberry Smash

    Cherry Blackberry Smash

    Your typical cranberry cocktail contains more sugar than juice. Here’s a better way to incorporate the great taste of berries and the huge antioxidant power of fresh cherries in a drink. 

    Directions: In a food processor, blend 1 cup each of cherries (pitted) and blackberries, juice from ½ lemon, and 2 tbsp. agave nectar. Add 1 tbsp. of the mix into a glass. Add a shot of vodka, fill glass with ice, top with seltzer water, mix, and garnish with a cherry.

  • Not Your Mother’s Bloody Mary

    Not Your Mother’s Bloody Mary

    Sometimes you want something spicy. No one can blame you for that. Here’s a healthy twist on the traditional brunch drink that will wow your guests.

    Directions: In a pan, roast a red, green, and yellow pepper until charred. Remove seeds. Blend together 3 tbsp. each of olive brine, horseradish, hot sauce, spicy mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. In a tall glass of ice, add 1 shot of vodka, 1 cup of pepper mixture, and 2 cups of vegetable juice.

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    These cocktails are best shared with family and friends while showing off some quality grilling skills. 

    As always, remember to drink responsibly and drink plenty of water, especially if the sun is out. After all, you don’t want to damage your beautiful beach body.

    Cheers and enjoy!

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