Skinny Sparkling Cucumber Lemonade

On a warm day, nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold glass of homemade lemonade. Or even better, a can of sparkling lemonade, such as San Pellegrino. 


Unfortunately, the sweet fizzy beverage clocks in at 141 calories and 32 grams of sugar per can -- not exactly diet-friendly! As much as I love a good sparkling lemonade, I wanted to make my own version with fewer calories and grams of sugar. I also have two requirements for my homemade fizzy lemonade: It must taste great, and it must mix well with liquor for a warm weather cocktail.

Luckily, I found The Kissters' recipe for sparkling lemonade, and it was perfect! I made some minor adjustments for a single serving, but you could make a big pitcher like they did and keep it in your fridge.

 

Skinny Sparkling Cucumber Lemonade Cocktail | Celebrations.com

 

The best part about this homemade, low-calorie sparkling lemonade? It mixed perfectly with Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka! The adult cucumber lemonade was a crisp and refreshing cocktail that hit the spot during the first warm weekend here in New York. I'm really excited to keep sipping on this drink all spring and summer long. Not only is it delicious, but it's very low in sugar and calories. Win-win!

 

Skinny Sparkling Cucumber Lemonade Cocktail | Celebrations.com

 

With the low-cal sparkling lemonade and the skinny vodka, it's a fun cocktail you won't feel guilty about enjoying. And it's the perfect sipper to enjoy during a spring cocktail gathering or pool party, especially since you won't have to worry about drinking it in a bathing suit! 

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Crystal Light Lemonade packets, single serving (about 1/3 packet)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar or sweetener of your choice (I used 1 packet of Stevia)
  • 3 cucumber wheels + 1 for garnish
  • 1 lemon wheel for garnish (optional)
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Directions

To make the sparkling lemonade, combine the club soda, Crystal Light packet, lemon juice and sweetener. Mix until well blended.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 3 cucumber slices. Add cucumber vodka, then sparkling lemonade. Stir wiell with cocktail spoon (don't shake), and pour over ice. Garnish glass with cucumber wheel and lemon wheel. 

Makes: 1 cocktail

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