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Jan 27

Healthier Cocktails to Try This Summer

Strawberry cocktailIt’s the middle of summer in Australia, meaning that it’s endless barbecues, long nights lounging on your deck and weekend trips to the beach. What better way is there to enjoy all of these summer pleasures than with a delicious cocktail in hand?

Cocktails are a refreshing and tasty way to enjoy the warm weather. However, when it comes to cocktails, you have to be careful because you just might be loading up on excessive calories and sugar that could undo all the hard work you put into obtaining that perfect beach body. For instance, did you know that a margarita contains an astounding 750 calories?

That’s why we have created four healthier alternatives to your favourite warm weather cocktails. These cocktails have less calories and aren’t as full of sugar. They even provide extra nutrition thanks to the use of fresh fruit.

If you’re looking to stay slim while enjoying a variety of cocktails during this upcoming summer season, look no further than these four incredibly simple, healthy and delicious recipes.

Pineapple Dream

Pina coladas offer a tropical flavour that makes us feel as though we are on an exotic island. If pina coladas are usually your go-to beverage in the summer months, opt for this healthier alternative instead. One pina colada can deliver a whopping 660 calories to your body. This alternative ditches the sugar-laden coconut milk and provides some extra vitamin C thanks to the addition of fresh fruit and fruit juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • 1 splash agave syrup
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pureed mango
  • 1/2 cup ice

Blend all these ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a Swish Plastic Tritan Highball Tumbler and enjoy!

Strawberry Breeze

If strawberry daiquiris are your thing, switch to this healthier alternative that delivers just as much intense strawberry flavour. A typical strawberry daiquiri can have an incredible 1,100 calories!

Ingredients:

  • One shot white rum
  • 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a Swish Plastic Tritan Martini Glass.

Watermelon and Lime Spritzer

If you’re trying to cut back on alcohol entirely this summer, there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy the taste of a refreshing beverage. This spritzer uses real fruit juice and club soda to create a concoction so sweet, tangy and refreshing that you won’t miss the booze one bit.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup pureed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

Combine all the ingredients together and serve over ice in a Swish Plastic Tritan Martini Glass.

Cucumber Lemonade Teaser

Are you a fan of bottled alcoholic lemonade drinks? These drinks are indeed refreshing, however they are loaded with sugar and preservatives that can cause you to pack on the pounds easily.

This incredibly refreshing drink will provide you with lots of nutrients while you sit in the sun. Cucumber and mint will leave your body feeling refreshed while the tart lemon flavour will tease your taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup of ice

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a Swish Plastic Tritan Stackable Tumbler and sip away!

Conclusion

These recipes will allow you to sip away on luxurious cocktails while keeping that beach body in check. Even though these beverages are significantly healthier and lower in calories than many popular cocktails, their sweet and refreshing flavours will win you over.

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