We all love a good cocktail or glass of wine after a long day, but we also know those calories can add up quick. As delicious as cocktails are, they can come packed with a lot of sugar. So drinking a few might affect more than just your ability not to text your ex. Sip on these clean(er) cocktails, and let go of the guilt!
Elderflower Spanish Gin & Tonic: Gin and tonics are usually one of the lower-calorie cocktails, and this elderflower twist makes it extra tasty.
Blood Orange Gin Martini: Martinis are another cocktail that can stay on the leaner side. Add a squeeze of fresh blood orange and you’re ready for summer.
Refreshing Watermelon Margarita: This recipe calls for fresh watermelon juice and agave, a healthier alternative to sugar.
Spicy Paloma: Grapefruit and tequila are a great summer combo. Add the heat of the jalapeño and it’s just perfect.
Pineapple Pomegranate Kombucha Cocktail: It has kombucha, so it must be good for you, right? At least you know your digestion will be on track!
Guava Pineapple & Coconut Cocktail: Paradise in a glass. This cocktail uses one of our favorite ingredients, La Croix!
Grapefruit White Wine Spritzers: White wine has fewer calories than red wine, generally, and is the perfect summer treat. Make it fun by turning it into a spritzer!
Gin and Juice Fizz: Sip these when you’re feeling laaaaid back.
Strawberry French 75: A classic French 75 is one of our favorite cocktails, but it comes loaded up with extra sugar. This version is sweetened only with fresh strawberries!
Watermelon & Honeydew Sangria: Add some extra fruit for good measure!
Grapefruit, Ginger & Lemongrass Sake Cocktail: Sake (rice wine), has a relatively low alcohol count compared to other types of liquor. Mix it with some fresh summer flavors and you’ve got a delicious drink.
Lavender Coconut Sour: We love the addition of coconut water to this traditional gin fizz drink.