Grab your sunglasses, slip on some flip flops and hit the patio to enjoy these low-calorie mocktail and summer cocktails recipes!
25 Low-Calorie Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes
I live for the few months of the year where I can relax on the patio sipping one of my newly found easy cocktail recipes and doing absolutely nothing. You know the kind of day to just kick back with a good book and zombie out.
But then, every year I realize I have no idea what new cocktail or mocktail recipe I am going to make and I end up spending an hour googling summer cocktail recipe ideas. Anyone else been on this boat?
I myself prefer the skinny or lower-calorie cocktails so I can work on keeping my figure while indulging so this year I have pulled together a list of 25 mocktails and cocktails all under 140 calories for us all to enjoy!
1. Skinny Strawberry Mojito
Skinny Strawberry Mojito
Strawberries, lime, mint, and rum with a hint of added sweetness over ice with some soda water to add a little fizz. A low-calorie twist on a classic summer favourite!
This 3-ingredient Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is like summertime in a glass. Made with fresh strawberries, lemons, and sugar. Refreshing, delicious and makes a whole pitcher! Add a little vodka or gin to turn this mocktail into a cocktail.
The salty dog cocktail is a three-ingredient drink that is composed of grapefruit juice, vodka (or gin) and sea salt. It has long been a favorite of dieters and since it is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients is a great drink to make at home.
This low carb frozen mudslide cocktail is a delicious way to cool off at your next summer party. Or try the non-alcoholic version for an afternoon pick me up! Or omit the vodka and use black coffee for a delicious frappuccino-type drink.
This orange agua fresca recipe is easy, sweet and refreshing. Made with only three ingredients including freshly squeezed orange juice! This traditional Mexican agua de naranja is the perfect Summer drink!
As you can probably guess from the title, this refreshing mezcal and tonic cocktail only calls for two main ingredients: mezcal and tonic water. The mezcal gives this cocktail a subtle smoky flavor that is complemented by some citrus-flavored tonic water and a dash of orange bitters. It also doesn’t require any shaking or straining, making it one of the easiest cocktails you will ever make.
Cool, light, and refreshing… Chilcano de Maracuya (passionfruit chilcano) features Peru’s beloved pisco, fragrant maracuya (aka passionfruit or passion fruit), ginger ale or beer, and a few drops of bitters. This one is perfect on a hot summer’s day!
So there you have it. A whole bunch of refreshing new mocktail and cocktail recipes to relax with and enjoy with family and friends. Or if you prefer as many of us moms can relate to the whole grail of relaxing… Alone!