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The 8 Best Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes:

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The 8 Best Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes:

Summer is here, and who doesn’t want a big frozen refreshing beverage next to the pool? In order to enjoy them without guilt feelings we can exchange for these amazing healthy and low-calorie drinks this summer. Instead of drinking lots of sugar you’ll drink your way to a boost of health since these amazing potions are packed with rich-antioxidant ingredients such as watermelon, green tea, coffee, blueberries and grapefruit.

1. Apple Cranberry Sangria

2 cups apple juice or apple cider
2 cups cranberry juice
1⁄4 cup apple brandy, optional
1⁄4 cup honey
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups sparkling white wine

2. Blueberry-Lime Margarita

2 cups ice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup blueberry nectar
1/4 cup seltzer
2 tablespoons frozen limeade
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 ounces tequila
1 lime wedge
Coarse salt

3. Summer fruit punch

2 cups diced stone fruit (apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines)
2 cups apricot juice
2 cups sparkling wine
1 cup seltzer

4. Cherry Red Eye Mojito
2 1/2 teaspoons super-fine granulated sugar
3 tablespoons tart cherry juice
12 mint leaves
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
30 mL white rum
1/2 cup soda or seltzer water Ice

The 8 Best Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes

5. Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

2 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups ice cubes
3/4 cup coconut-flavored rum, such as Malibu

6. Bloody Mary

22 ounces reduced-sodium V8
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10 dashes Tabasco
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 ounces vodka, optional
Ice cubes

7. Mango, Peach and Apricot Fizz

1 ripe mango
1 ripe peach
2 large ripe apricots
500 ml (17 ounces) ginger ale, sparkling water or your favorite fizzy mixer
fresh mint or lemon balm leaves to decorate (optional)

8. The Okarito

kiwifruit, peeled
stalk rhubarb, chopped
2 ounces (60 mL) vodka
ounce (15 mL) white sweet vermouth
ounces (60 mL) apple juice
dashes orange bitters
2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla simple syrup
2 1/2 
teaspoons (12 mL) lime juice
raspberries (for garnish, can use frozen)


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