4 Low-Calorie Cocktails To Try This Summer

Are you ready to sip through a sensational summer without worrying about your waistline? You can delight in different low-calorie cocktails alongside the food at a terrific summer cookout.

For women seeking a balanced lifestyle, it’s understandable to have the desire to indulge without compromising your health goals. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst with these guilt-free summer cocktails.

1. Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer

This drink combines fruity sweetness with fizzy sensations. You only need simple ingredients such as watermelon chunks, sparkling water, a splash of lime juice, and some fresh mint leaves.

Below are the steps to help you prepare this drink:

  1. Muddle a few mint leaves at the bottom of a glass. It will produce aromatic oils and infuse your cocktail with freshness.
  2. Add a handful of juicy watermelon chunks to the glass. The watermelon provides natural sweetness and balances all the flavors.
  3. Squeeze a splash of fresh lime juice to add a tangy twist that complements the watermelon’s sweetness.
  4. Fill the glass with sparkling water for a bubbly texture.
  5. Stir it and allow the flavors to blend.
  6. Garnish the drink with a sprig of fresh mint and a small wedge of watermelon.

A watermelon spritzer is both delicious and hydrating. Watermelons are about 90% water, so they can help with bloating. It can also help you stay hydrated during the summer months.

2. Skinny Margarita

This classic drink is usually a popular choice during this season. It has tangy flavors of lime and orange combined with the sweetness of agave syrup. You can still have a lighter option without compromising the taste. The ingredients usually include two ounces of tequila, fresh lime juice, orange juice, one teaspoon of agave syrup, and ice cubes.

Here are the steps to prepare this drink:

  1. Combine tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave syrup using a cocktail shaker.
  2. Put in the ice cubes until it’s three-quarters full.
  3. Shake briskly for 10 seconds, then thoroughly mix the ingredients. Afterward, chill the cocktail.
  4. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
  5. Opt to garnish with a lime wedge if you want.

If you want a classic touch, coat the rim of the glass with salt before pouring the cocktail. You can do this by wetting it with a lime wedge, then dipping the edge into a small plate of salt.

3. Sake Sunrise

This drink combines the rich flavors of sake, cranberry, and orange juice. The sake provides a subtle and sophisticated undertone that complements the citrusy flavor of orange and cranberry.

You can follow the steps below to make this drink:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour two ounces of sake into the shaker.
  3. Next, pour two ounces of orange juice.
  4. Add one ounce of cranberry juice.
  5. Close the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  6. Pour the drink into a glass. To be more creative, garnish the drink with maraschino cherry or orange.

4. Cucumber Mint Cooler

Cucumber provides a refreshing base, while aromatic mint leaves give you a cool and refreshing touch. The vodka and lime juice balances the flavors, adding vibrancy. It’s the perfect drink for relaxing by the pool or enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the patio.

You’ll need vodka, six slices of cucumber, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, a teaspoon of agave nectar, and ice cubes. Follow the steps below to prepare this drink:

  1. Using a shaker, mash cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves until they release the aromatic flavors and oils. You can do this using the back of a spoon.
  2. Add two ounces of vodka and one ounce of fresh lime juice.
  3. Pour one teaspoon of agave nectar to add a little bit of sweetness.
  4. Add ice cubes until the shaker is half full. Close it tightly and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  5. Mix all the ingredients and then chill the drink.
  6. Get a glass and fill it with ice cubes.
  7. Strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass, allowing it to cascade through the ice cubes.
  8. Add creativity to your drink by putting a slice of cucumber or a spring of fresh mint on top.

These four unique low-calorie cocktails offer you a guilt-free way to indulge in the different flavors of summer. Make them at home with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Being healthy and having fun doesn’t have to be the opposite — summer is the perfect opportunity to unwind, have some cocktails, and learn new things.

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