Enjoy the best slimming summer cocktails without worrying too much about calories. Check out a few summer fruit cocktail recipes, with alcohol optional, that will cool you down without putting a dent in your calorie restrictions for the bikini season.
Banana Berry Cocktail
Recommended by Sports Illustrated, this is one of the most delicious slimming summer cocktails. For 2 servings you'll need:
1 cup frozen berries
1 teaspoon agave nectar
4 ounces water
Put all the ingredients in a blender to get a smooth texture for one of the best slimming summer fruit cocktails. If you want to add some alcohol, substitute 2 ounces of water with 2 ounces of Malibu rum, for a total of around 150 calories per serving.
If you're looking for summer cocktails for weight loss, you'll love this simple and refreshing recipe. Ingredients needed for 4 servings include:
3 large cucumbers
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 cup water
Start by making the cucumber juice: peel, chop and puree the 3 cucumbers in a blender. Use a fine-mesh strainer to get the juice and add the other ingredients. For extra kick, add 1/2 cup Skyy citrus vodka and all you get is 120 calories, just right for summer slimming cocktails.
Spicy Grapefruit Cocktail
If you want a stronger slimming summer cocktail, try this cool recipe:
3/4 ounces grapefruit juice
1 1/2 ounces Absolut Ruby Red
1/2 ounces Triple Sec
2 slices of jalapeno
10 leaves of cilantro
Muddle, strain and add a splash of lime juice before serving this delicious twist that earns its place amongst the best slimming summer fruit cocktails.
Low Calorie Mojito
One of the best summer cocktails for weight loss is the mojito, as long as you do a couple of substitutions from the traditional recipe. For 1 serving, you'll need:
4 mint leaves
1 tablespoon agave nectar
4 ounces club soda
2 ounces Bacardi rum
5-6 ice cubes
Muddle the mint and lime and add over the combination of club soda, rum and agave. Pour over glass filled with ice and your slimming summer cocktail should have between 100 and 150 calories.
Pomegranate and Gin Spritzer
Most summer cocktails for weight loss make you give up your favorite drinks, but if you like gin, you're lucky because you'll be drinking a lot less calories this summer. Ingredients include:
6 ounces low-sugar pomegranate juice
10 ounces low-sugar white cranberry juice
12 ounces gin
Shake in a martini mixer that's half filled with ice and strain it into glasses for one of the most delicious slimming summer fruit cocktails.