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The Healthy Alcoholic Drinks to Serve at Your Next Pool Party

During the summer, we all want some sun on our skin and ice in our drinks. Nothing screams summer like chilling by the pool with tanning oil in hand and an iced cocktail in the other! Speaking of said cocktail…we’re all constantly calorie counting, try as we might it’s hard to resist. With bikini bods in mind, we try to watch what we’re eating where we can during the summer. Well, there’s one whopping calorie intake that we hardly pay attention to: cocktails! Healthy alcoholic drinks are rare to find, until now. We’ve put together five cocktails that are guaranteed to keep your thirst quenched and your waist cinched all summer!

Skinnygirl Margarita

healthy alcoholic drink

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz of clear premium tequila (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
  • Tiny splash of orange liquor
  • A tablespoon of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • juice of 4 fresh lime wedges
  • a splash of Grand Marnier or BOLS Triple Sec

The drink that started the whole healthy cocktails craze, Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel doesn’t only give us hours of “Real Housewives” entertainment, but she’s also saved us some calories. This margarita is deliciously refreshing and worry-free!

Calorie Count: 160

Green Teatini

healthy alcoholic drink

What you’ll need:

  • 1 part green tea, brewed and chilled
  • 1 part vodka or gin
  • juice from a whole lime
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • OPTIONAL: Add a splash of apple juice to give it an extra pop!

We couldn’t give you a list of healthy alcoholic drinks and leave out martinis. Well, this fun twist on the classic not only saves you calories, but it boosts your metabolism! The benefits of green tea are endless, and this is cocktail has the fewest calories on the entire list!

Calorie Count: 20!!!

Peach Mojito

healthy alcoholic drink

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 peach, cubed
  • 1 tbsp peach flavored syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, sliced in wedges
  • 1 oz Bacardi rum
  • 6 oz sparkling Clementine Izze

You can’t do summer without a massive intake of mojitos. It’s just an absolute must. Peach gives this drink a fruity and sweet twist, which gives you an even more refreshing drink with fewer calories! Throw in a few peach juice ice cubes to really elevate this drink and give it a fun twist!

Calorie Count: 144

Skinnygirl Sunrise

healthy alcoholic drink

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/4 oz Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp of light cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp of peach juice
  • 1/4 cup of sparkling water
  • orange slice and cherry for garnish

Another Bethenny special, this cocktail uses the Skinnygirl brand’s vodka, which already cuts down the calories. Using light cranberry juice and sparkling water instead of 7Up or Sprite really keeps down the calories in this cocktail. This delicious fruity special is the perfect drink to serve to guests and leave them impressed!

Calorie Count: 80

Citrus Surprise

healthy alcoholic drink

What you’ll need:

  • 3 oz Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
  • 2 1/4 oz lime soda water
  • Squeeze of fresh lime
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Splash of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Splash of fresh grapefruit
  • Splash of lemon for garnish

This spritzer definitely gives you the dose of vitamin C you’ll need. From lemon to grapefruit to tangerine vodka, this is definitely extremely citrus-y which makes it a huge thirst quencher! With a bit of fizz and a lot of citrus, this is definitely going to be your new summer fave!

Calorie Count: 110

 

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