Mouth Watering Healthy
Summer Cocktails

Rosemary Gin and Tonic
The Recipe: A classic gin and tonic is a rather simple drink, and this citrus rosemary gin and tonic cocktail is no exception. All you need is gin, ice, tonic water, fresh rosemary, and fruit slices.

The Healthy Twist: Gin and tonics are naturally low in sugar and calories, but you can make the cocktail a tad healthier by using soda water instead of tonic.
Moscow Mule
The Recipe: This classic three-ingredient Moscow mule calls for ginger beer, vodka, and fresh lime juice. It's easy to make and tastes crisp and refreshing.

The Healthy Twist: Make this simple cocktail healthier by mixing the ginger beer with soda water to dilute it for a less sugary option.
Citrus Martini
The Recipe: This recipe for a citrus vodka martini will get the job done with just a bit of citrus vodka, dry vermouth, olives, and an orange twist. A stiff cocktail not for those who enjoy sweet drinks, the classic martini is naturally free of extra sugary ingredients.

The Healthy Twist: Instead of a flavored martini, use just a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Cucumber Basil Gimlet
The Recipe: This cucumber basil gimlet will take just five minutes to prepare. You'll need sugar or honey, fresh basil, cucumbers, lime juice, and gin for a refreshing beverage.

The Healthy Twist: Instead of whipping up sugary simple syrup, opt to use lime juice on its own.
Manhattan
The Recipe: This classy cocktail calls for bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, and maraschino cherries to garnish. Just mix, strain, and serve for a sophisticated drink that's sure to impress.

The Healthy Twist: Instead of sweet vermouth, mixing a Manhattan with regular vermouth a bit of stevia to cut back on the sugar content of the cocktail.
Margarita
The Recipe: There are so many ways to make a margarita, but this healthy cocktail recipe from calls for just the basics. Think lime, salt, tequila, simple syrup, and a dash of Cointreau.

The Healthy Twist: The biggest key to a healthier margarita is steering clear of a pre-made mix - mixing together a cocktail with fresh lime juice, a few drops of fresh orange juice, and light agave instead of simple syrup.
Old-Fashioned
The Recipe: This winter spiced old-fashioned recipe calls for a few extra spices to create a seasonal flavor. Along with bourbon or whiskey, orange wedges, and sugar, the ingredients include cardamom pods, anise, and cinnamon sticks.

The Healthy Twist: replacing sugar with stevia to whip up a healthier cocktail that's still easy to sip and enjoy.
Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
The Recipe: A simple drink made with honey mint lemonade, cucumbers, mint and vodka. This Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is absolutely delicious and so refreshing! In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and mint together. Add vodka + lemonade. Shake + serve over crushed ice.

The Healthy Twist: Replacing sugar with honey and mint for that refreshing taste.
We recommend avoiding drinks that contain juices, simple syrups, sweet vermouth, and liqueurs like Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua, and Amaretto when ordering off a cocktail list. The healthiest drink to order? Vodka or tequila with soda water and a lemon or lime + we added some immune boosting kickers!

Not only are cocktails like these low in sugar, carbs, and calories, but they're also stronger than say, a glass of wine (meaning, you'll probably end up drinking fewer over the course of an evening).
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