Occasionally sipping a delicious cocktail in the company of friends can be good for the soul, even if alcohol is not the best thing for your body.
However, when you do indulge, you don’t have to throw all of your other healthy habits out the window. As in, your drinks don’t need to be sugary carb bombs.
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Make one of these delicious, refreshing low-sugar cocktails for your next soiree (or date night in), instead. Trust us, you’ll want to toast to your own brilliance as soon as you take a sip.
7 Low-Sugar Cocktails
Strawberry Ginger Mint Limeade
What if you took all of the most refreshing foods and blended them into one delicious drink? Make it as a mocktail, or add a spirit.
Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita
No syrupy bottled margarita mix here. This marg’s got some tart citrus flavor and an amazing spicy kick.
Mango Pina Colada
Sub straight fruit juice for hunks of fresh pineapple and uber-hydrating coconut water.
Sparkling Party Punch
This punch uses green tea as its main ingredient, which cuts sugar and adds antioxidants. Then you add the delicious bubbly and just a little bit of cranberry for flavor and color, plus fresh fruit for garnish.
Light and Spicy Margarita
It’s super simple, but just remember you’ll have to let the tequila infuse overnight, so plan to do it ahead of your barbecue or dinner party.
Instead of muddling white sugar, we go for tangy grapefruit and fresh mint.
Raspberry Peach Strawberry Sangria
Again, who needs added sugar when you’ve got the sweetness of all kinds of fresh fruit? This one’s also low-ABV since it’s just wine and club soda.