The 8 Best Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes:


Summer is here, and who doesn’t want a big frozen refreshing beverage next to the pool? In order to enjoy them without guilt feelings we can exchange for these amazing healthy and low-calorie drinks this summer. Instead of drinking lots of sugar you’ll drink your way to a boost of health since these amazing potions are packed with rich-antioxidant ingredients such as watermelon, green tea, coffee, blueberries and grapefruit.

1. Apple Cranberry Sangria

2 cups apple juice or apple cider
2 cups cranberry juice
1⁄4 cup apple brandy, optional
1⁄4 cup honey
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups sparkling white wine

2. Blueberry-Lime Margarita

2 cups ice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup blueberry nectar
1/4 cup seltzer
2 tablespoons frozen limeade
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 ounces tequila
1 lime wedge
Coarse salt

3. Summer fruit punch

2 cups diced stone fruit (apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines)
2 cups apricot juice
2 cups sparkling wine
1 cup seltzer

4. Cherry Red Eye Mojito
2 1/2 teaspoons super-fine granulated sugar
3 tablespoons tart cherry juice
12 mint leaves
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
30 mL white rum
1/2 cup soda or seltzer water Ice

The 8 Best Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes

5. Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

2 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups ice cubes
3/4 cup coconut-flavored rum, such as Malibu

6. Bloody Mary

22 ounces reduced-sodium V8
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10 dashes Tabasco
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 ounces vodka, optional
Ice cubes

7. Mango, Peach and Apricot Fizz

1 ripe mango
1 ripe peach
2 large ripe apricots
500 ml (17 ounces) ginger ale, sparkling water or your favorite fizzy mixer
fresh mint or lemon balm leaves to decorate (optional)

8. The Okarito

1/2 
kiwifruit, peeled
1 
stalk rhubarb, chopped
2 ounces (60 mL) vodka
1/2 
ounce (15 mL) white sweet vermouth
2 
ounces (60 mL) apple juice
2 
dashes orange bitters
2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla simple syrup
2 1/2 
teaspoons (12 mL) lime juice
3 
raspberries (for garnish, can use frozen)

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/summer_drinks
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/healthy-eating/healthy-summer-cocktail-ideas?slide=1

 
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