35 Low-Calorie Mocktails & Cocktails

Grab your sunglasses, slip on some flip-flops and hit the patio to enjoy these low-calorie mocktails and summer cocktails recipes all 150 calories or less!

I live for the few months of the year when 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.  Has anyone else been on this boat?

I myself prefer the skinny or lower-calorie cocktails whenever possible so I can feel a little less guilty about lazy cocktail Sundays so I have put together this list of 35 low-calorie mocktails and cocktails to quench your thirst!

1. Skinny Strawberry Mojito

A low calorie strawberry mojito on a wood table topped with fresh mint
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!
Check out this recipe
A low calorie strawberry mojito on a wood table topped with fresh mint

2. Frozen cucumber mojito mocktail

Two glasses filled with a frozen cucumber mojito recipe
Frozen Cucumber Mojito Mocktail
Light and refreshing this frozen mocktail made with fresh cucumber and mint is the perfect summertime drink. Make a glass or two just for yourself or a pitcher to share with friends!
Check out this recipe
Two glasses filled with a frozen cucumber mojito recipe

3. Kalimotxo

A red wine cocktail garnished with lemon in a highball glass
A sweet and simple red wine “cocktail” the Kalimotxo has origins rooted in the Basque region of Spain and has been enjoyed since the 1920s.
Check out this recipe
A red wine cocktail garnished with lemon in a highball glass

4. Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

A glass of strawberry lemonade
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
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.
Check out this recipe
A glass of strawberry lemonade

5. Homemade hard seltzer

Homemade Hard Seltzer
Learn how to make homemade hard seltzer easily this summer. This easy DIY White Claw Copycat is sure to keep you quenched in the hot months!
Check out this recipe
A glass of homemade hard seltzer

6. Farmers Market Wine Cocktail

Farmers Market Wine Cocktail
Call it a savory sangria, or a red wine Bloody Mary, or a summer garden in a glass. No matter the description, this Farmers Market Wine Cocktail is simply delicious.
Check out this recipe
Red wine sangria in a glass on a wood table

7. Pineapple Rosemary Winetail

Pineapple Rosemary Winetail
Crisp, refreshing and surprising too, these Pineapple Rosemary Crush Cocktails are the sparkling libation you didn’t know you were missing.
Check out this recipe
Pineapple cocktail decorated with rosemary

8. Blueberry & Peach Vodka Spritzer

Blueberry & Peach Vodka Spritzer
Blueberry And Peach Vodka Spritzer is a refreshing, crisp, summery cocktail and will be a party in your mouth all summer long! This cocktail is perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday!
Check out this recipe
Basil Blueberry Vodka cocktail decorated with citrus wedges

9. Tropical Summer Sangria

Tropical Summer Sangria
This refreshing and tropical summer sangria is loaded with fresh fruit and sparkling Moscato. This is the perfect drink to serve at summertime parties!
Check out this recipe
White wine sangria decorated with mint

10. Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita
This sugar-free, low carb, paleo margarita is naturally sweetened. Takes only 2 minutes & 5 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
A margarita on a white background with a wheel of lime

11. Classic Gin Rickey Cocktail

Gin Rickey Cocktail on a wood table decorated with small purple flowers
Classic Gin Rickey Cocktail
Made with just three simple ingredients: gin, lime juice and soda water (aka club soda), the Gin Rickey is refreshing without the cloying sweetness that many other cocktails have.
Check out this recipe
Gin Rickey Cocktail on a wood table decorated with small purple flowers

12. Frozen Basil Bellini Mocktail

Two Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktails in champagne glasses decorated with a peach slice and basil leaf
Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail
A Refreshing Summer Drink Bursting with Mediterranean Flavour! Made with frozen peach purée, basil-infused simple syrup it is the perfect summer drink to cool of with poolside.
Check out this recipe
Two Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktails in champagne glasses decorated with a peach slice and basil leaf

13. Tom Collins Mocktail

Tom Collins Mocktail
A non-alcoholic version of the classic drink, this Tom Collins Mocktail hits all the high points of the recipe you know and love. Best of all, it’s made with just 4 ingredients (plus ice)!
Check out this recipe
Tom Collins mocktail recipe

14. Salty Dog Drink

Salty Dog Drink in a stemless wine glass rimmed with salt and decorated with a grapefruit wedge
Salty Dog Drink
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.
Check out this recipe
Salty Dog Drink in a stemless wine glass rimmed with salt and decorated with a grapefruit wedge

15. Low-Carb Frozen Mudslide Cocktail

A Frozen Mudslide Cocktail in a tall fluted glass topped with whipped cream.
Low-Carb Frozen Mudslide Cocktail or Mocktail
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.
Check out this recipe
A Frozen Mudslide Cocktail in a tall fluted glass topped with whipped cream.

16. Strawberry Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

Strawberry Limoncello Spritz Cocktail
This refreshing strawberry limoncello spritz cocktail is like a grown-up version of strawberry lemonade. It’s the perfect light drink to enjoy in the sunshine.
Check out this recipe
3 glasses of a limoncello cocktail

17. Orange aqua Fresca

Orange Aqua Fresca
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!
Check out this recipe
Agua Fresca made with orange in a glass

18.  Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea Mocktail

Two glasses of blueberry lemon iced tea from overhead on a white table cloth decorated with lemon twists and blueberries
Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea
Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea is an easy to make refreshing drink perfect for a relaxing summer lunch date with family and friends!
Check out this recipe
Overhead shot of blueberry iced tea on a white table cloth beside a box of Bigelow tea

19.  Chilcano de Maracuya

Chilcano de Maracuya
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!
Check out this recipe
Chilcano recipe served in tall glasses with a sprig of mint

20. Sparkling Strawberry Mocktail

Sparkling Strawberry Mocktail
This summer strawberry spritz is perfect for an afternoon brunch or to sip by the pool! The homemade strawberry ginger syrup also creates the most delicious leftover jam.
Check out this recipe
Champagne glass filled with a strawberry spritzer recipe and topped with a strawberry

21.  Kombucha Mocktail with Muddled Peas & Mint

Kombucha Mocktail With Muddled Peas & Mint
This delicious mocktail uses kombucha as a base! Muddled peas and fresh mint add a pop of color and flavor.
Check out this recipe
Kombucha cocktails served in large margarita glasses

22.  Fresh Limeade

Fresh Limemade
When life gives you limes, you make a Fresh Limeade Recipe! It’s naturally sweet, tart and seriously thirst-quenching!
Check out this recipe
Homemade limeade recipe shown on a wood cutting board

23. Hibiscus Highball

Hibiscus Highball
Make it tasty and beautiful with this easy and delicious Hibiscus Highball. Just whiskey, hibiscus simple and soda for a lower calorie drink option
Check out this recipe
Two hibiscus cocktails in highball glasses on a dark background

24. Malibu Bay Breeze

Malibu Bay Breeze
Delicious and easy drink, made with only 3 ingredients: Malibu, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. Malibu bay breeze is sweet, fruity, and very refreshing.
Check out this recipe
Two cocktails made with malibu rum and a triangle of pineapple

25. Lemonade Moonshine

Lemonade Moonshine
It's so easy to make Lemonade Moonshine!It's refreshing, sweet-tart and oh-so delicious. It's lemonade with a kick. Perfect for spring break, don't you think?
Check out this recipe
Low calorie cocktail - Lemonade moonshine with a lemon wheel.

26. Cherry Smash Cocktail

Cherry Smash Cocktail
Combining a classic smash with a mule cocktail using seasonal produce. Get the best of both worlds with sweet cherries and spicy Ginger beer! A super simple cocktail for your weekend pleasure.
Check out this recipe
A low calorie cocktail that is fruity with blackberries and mint.

27. Pimms No. 1 Cocktail

Pimms No. 1 Cocktail
Englands national summer drink, Pimm's No. 1 is a refreshing summer cooler, with only 2 ingredients.
Check out this recipe
A Pimms Cocktail with orange slices.

28. Limoncello Spritz

Limoncello Spritz
This ultra refreshing limoncello spritz is perfect for summer. With only a few ingredients needed, this one is a must try!
Check out this recipe
A Limoncello spritz recipe in a tall glass.

29. Aperol Tonic

Aperol Tonic
Aperol Tonic is the new Aperol Spritz! This slightly bitter sparkling cocktail is incredibly easy to make and perfect for the warm summer months.
Check out this recipe
An Aperol Spritz in a wine glass decorated with fruit.

30. Tequila Bloody Mary

Tequila Bloody Mary
This homemade spin on the classic Bloody Mary is beyond delicious and so much better than a mix!
Check out this recipe
A skinny bloody mary recipe decorated with a celery stalk and olives.

31. Ranch Water

Ranch Water
This ranch water recipe couldn't be more simple! All you need for this cocktail is tequila, lime juice, and topo chico. Cheers!
Check out this recipe

32. Strawberry Gimlet

Strawberry Gimlet
You are just three ingredients away from the best summer cocktail. Strawberry Gimlets combine strawberries, lime, and gin for an amazing twist on the classic.
Check out this recipe

33. Topo Chico Margarita

Topo Chico Margarita
This easy skinny Topo Chico Margarita uses a few clean ingredients so you can enjoy your margarita without all the calories and sugar.
Check out this recipe
A skinny margarita in a salt rimmed glass with lime.

34. Kombucha Whisky Sour Cocktail

Kombucha Whiskey Sour Cocktail
A 3-ingredient cocktail that's lower in sugar than the classic, these kombucha whiskey sour cocktails are refreshing, light, and 100% perfect for summer.
Check out this recipe
A kombucha sour recipe in a copper cup.

35. Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita
Light, refreshing and so flavorful, this Skinny Margarita is the perfect summer cocktail, without the extra calories
Check out this recipe
An orange drink shot from above with an wheel of lime in the centre.

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