Summery cocktails under 100 calories.

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Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares some “fun in the sun” cocktails all under 100 calories!

It’s easy to get carried away sipping on delicious tasting summer beverages, and we want you to be able to indulge and have more than one. So we came up with 4 alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy without worrying, since they are all less than 100 calories! They are fun to make, and they use no added sugars, just fruit, alcohol, wine and beer so you can try more than one without worrying about overindulging.

Raspberry Mojito

Ingredients (Calorie count: 90)

  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 8 fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ lime cut in 4 wedges
  • ¾ shot white rum
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Soda water
  • 4 raspberries to garnish

 

Directions

  1. Muddle mint and raspberries together
    in bottom of a glass along with the juice from 2 lime wedges
  2. Add in ¾ shot of white rum and 4-5 ice cubes
  3. Top it off with soda water to fill the glass and garnish with a wedge of lime and a
    couple of raspberries

Watermelon Vodka Smoothie

Ingredients (Calorie count: 99)

  • ¾ cup watermelon diced
  • 1 ¼ cup ice
  • 1 oz vodka

Directions

In a blender, pulse together watermelon, ice and vodka, pour
into a glass and drink immediately.

Red Wine Sangria

Ingredients (Calorie count: 98)

  • 3 oz red wine
  • 2 oz soda water
  • ¼ of an orange in slices
  • 2 medium fresh strawberries cut in half

Directions

  • Pour 3oz of your favorite red wine into a
    glass along with 2 oz of soda water
  • Add in ¼ of an orange, sliced and 2 sliced, fresh strawberries and enjoy!
    Beer-garita

Ingredients (Calorie count: 80)

  • 1 cup of light beer
  • 1.5 cup of ice
  • Juice of ½ of 1 lime

Directions

In a blender, pulse beer, ice and lime juice until
combined. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.

Source: All recipes developed by Tamara Saslove, BASc, (Nutrition & Food, Ryerson University), Reprinted courtesy of Jodi Robinson’s blog “Craving Health.”

 

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