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11 Cocktail Recipes Under 140 Calories To Try This Summer!

I live for the few months of the year where I can relax on the patio sipping one of my new-found summer 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 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 11 mocktails and cocktails all under 140 calories to enjoy.

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11 Summer Mocktail & Cocktail Recipes Under 140 Calories

Low-calorie thirst-quenching summer mocktail and cocktail recipes to enjoy this summer!  Some old favourites like the trusty Margarita and Mojito as well as some new cocktails with fun names to pique your interest like the Salty Dog or Gin Rickey.

1. Skinny Strawberry Mojito

Strawberry Mojito in a tall glass from overhead on a black background beside a red tropical flower

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!
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Strawberry Mojito in a tall glass decorated with line and mint on a black background

2. Mid-Summers Cocktail

Mid-Summer Cocktail in a champagne glass decorated with an orange twist on a dark backdrop

Mid'Summer's Night Cynar and Vermouth Cocktail
A Mid-Summer’s Night Cynar and Vermouth Cocktail combines an old standby (red vermouth aka Italian vermouth) with a rather obscure but trendy Italian aperitif (Cynar, pronounced chee-nar) with fresh squeezed orange juice, mole bitters, and an orange twist.
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Mid-Summer Cocktail in a champagne glass decorated with an orange twist on a dark backdrop

3. Skinny Margarita

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

4. 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.

It’s perfect for a refreshing cocktail in the backyard on a hot summer’s day, for a cookout, barbecue, picnic or party!
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Gin Rickey Cocktail on a wood table decorated with small purple flowers

5. 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.
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Two Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktails in champagne glasses decorated with a peach slice and basil leaf

6. Blueberry Breeze Cooler

Two Blueberry Breeze Coolers in tumbler glasses decorated with fresh blueberries and mint

Blueberry Breeze Cooler
Quench your thirst with this adult lemonade cocktail. A deliciously refreshing adult libation, the Blueberry Breeze Cooler goes down smoothly.
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Two Blueberry Breeze Coolers in tumbler glasses decorated with fresh blueberries and mint

7. 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.
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Salty Dog Drink in a stemless wine glass rimmed with salt and decorated with a grapefruit wedge

8. 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.
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A Frozen Mudslide Cocktail in a tall fluted glass topped with whipped cream.

9. Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail

Overhead shot of a cranberry pomegranate citrus mocktail on a grey background with rosemary and cranberries sprinkled around

Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail
This Sugar-Free Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail recipe is easy, delicious, and health-promoting for an alcohol-free fizzy drink to serve friends and family.
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Overhead shot of a cranberry pomegranate citrus mocktail on a grey background with rosemary and cranberries sprinkled around

10. Dharmarita

Over head shot of a Dhamarita on a white plate surrounded by fresh strawberries

Dharmarita Recipe
This festive DharmaRita cocktail is perfect for any summer soiree. This mocktails name Dharmarita is based on the word Dharma used to describe “the right way of living” or “one’s true life path.” Dharma is your purpose in life. It incorporates ideas such as patience, forgiveness, sanctity, knowledge, truthfulness, and the absence of anger. So sip away with a higher purpose!
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Over head shot of a Dhamarita on a white plate surrounded by fresh strawberries

10.  Mezcal and Tonic Cocktail

Straight on pic of a Mezcal and Tonic Cocktail decorated with an orange wedge

Mezcal & Tonic Cocktail
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.
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A tall glass of water with ice and an orange slice

11.  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!
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Overhead shot of blueberry iced tea on a white table cloth beside a box of Bigelow tea

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!

I would love to hear which recipes you have tried this summer and what you think.  Please leave me a comment below and tell me which one is your new fave!

Looking for some more recipe ideas?  Maybe something spicy to go along with your cool summer cocktail recipes.  Check out this collection of spicy recipes perfect for summer!  Click here.

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