Drinks Recipes

Summer Cocktails that Won’t Weigh You Down

Summer is a great time for cool, fruity cocktails, but they can really take a toll on your bikini body.  Here are some recipes using in-season fruits that you can enjoy (in moderation) without guilt.  Each of these serves one.

Blackberry Mojito

1/3 cup fresh blackberries

Small handful fresh mint leaves

Juice of 1 small (or 1/2 large) lime

1 Tbsp agave syrup

1 1/2 oz light rum

3/4 cup soda water

Put the blackberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a tall sturdy glass.  Mash a little with the back of a spoon, then add the agave syrup, rum, club soda, and stir.

5 minute summer recipes

Watermelon Punch

1 cup watermelon chunks

juice of 1 lime

1 1/2 oz light rum

2 Tbsp raspberry sherbet

5 fresh mint leaves, rough chopped

1/2 cup water or soda water

2-3 fresh raspberries

Pulse the watermelon, sherbet, mint leaves, lime, rum, and water in a blender.  Add a handful of ice (to taste) and pulse until desired consistency is reached.  Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and a few fresh raspberries.

Spiked Peach Lemonade

1/2 large ripe peach, peeled, thinly sliced

Juice of a large lemon

3/4 cup water

2 Tbsp agave syrup

1 1/2 oz vodka

Put the peaches in the bottom of a tall sturdy glass and mash with the top of a wooden spoon.  Add the agave syrup, lemon juice, vodka, water, and stir.  Garnish with a lemon slice and peach segment.

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