Summer Sips: Healthy Summer Cocktails

Posted by Amina AlTai on

Summer fun calls for summer drinks! With all of the BBQs and parties, we might find ourselves reaching for sugary cocktails and calorific beers. If you want to stay looking fierce and tight, look to these delicious low-calorie beverage alternatives! You can finally have your cake and eat it too!  What more could a gal (or guy!) ask for from a cocktail?

 

The Pro-jito

This is one of my favorite recipes and and tastes so much like the real thing, but has significantly less sugar and calories! What’s the icing on the cake? This cocktail has a dose of healthy probiotics to maintain a healthy digestive track.

 

Ingredients

1/4-1/2 cup light rum

2 15oz bottles of Kevita Mojita Sparkling Probiotic Drink

Quartered limes

1 tbsp. of coconut sugar

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions

Mix your rum and Kevita together and gently stir. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes or until chilled. Moisten your glasses with the lime wedge, and drip in the coconut sugar until the rim is covered. Pour your drinks, add the sprig of mint and enjoy!

Can’t find Kevita in your local Whole Foods or grocery store? Don’t fret. Try this alternate version that is just as healthy and delicious.

2 large limes, peeled and cut into pieces

4 cups water

2/3 of a cup of agave (add more or less based on your palate)

1/4-1/2 cup light rum

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Quartered limes

1 tbsp. of coconut sugar

Add 2 cups of water, the rum, the limes and agave to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a sieve. Add the 2 additional cups of water and place in the fridge until chilled. Moisten your glasses with the lime wedge, and drip in the coconut sugar until the rim is covered. Pour your drinks, add the sprig of mint and enjoy!

The Kombucha Cosmo

We all love a good cosmo from time to time, but this one is sure to make any wellness warrior weak in the knees.

Ingredients

½ a cup of vodka

½ ounce of lime juice

1 16 ounce bottle of Cranberry Kombucha

A lemon twist

Directions

Mix all of your ingredients together and place in the fridge until chilled. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Cucumber Blueberry Gimlet

This one is light and fresh, just like you after a workout.

Ingredients

¼ cup of blueberries

2 ounces of gin

1 tbsp. of agave nectar

2 ounces of fresh lime juice

A dozen slices of cucumber

A few sprigs of mint

Ice

Directions

Add your cucumbers, mint and berries to a bowl and muddle until the juices are released. Add to a cocktail shaker along with the gin, agave, lime juice and ice. Shake well and serve!

The Avocado Margarita

This one might sound like a cross between a margarita and guacamole, but trust me, it tastes like a dream! Plus, the avocado helps prevent blood sugar spikes people often experience with alcoholic beverages.

Ingredients

1 Medium avocado

1 ½ cups of ice

3 ounces of lime juice

2 tsps. of agave

4 ounces of tequila

2 ounces of triple sec

2 strawberries for garnish

Directions

Add your avocado, ice, lime juice, agave, tequila and triple sec to a blender and blend until smooth. If you like a salted rim, go for it, but choose a healthier salt like pink salt. Pour your margarita into your glass and garnish with a strawberry. Sip away, guilt free!

 

 

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