'Skinny' Warm Weather Cocktail Recipes

There’s just something about this nicer weather that turns us all into outdoor drinking enthusiasts. You should see our New York office mates rounding up the troops for mid-week Happy Hours... you’d think we all had military experience!


We love enjoying time spent with friends with a nice icy cocktail on a hot afternoon, but we also want to feel like we’re not packing in extra calories with each sip! Inspired by people like the amazing Bethenny Frankel, we’re being very mindful this season to try and make our drink choices healthier.

Check out these two amazing personal recipes in this week’s ‘Thirsty Thursday’ themed video. By opting for healthy drink choices, you can enjoy Happy Hour and still feel great in your bathing suit this year!

The Skinny Greyhound

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Image via Kitchen Konfidence

Ingredients

6 oz club soda

1.5 oz vodka

Splash of grapefruit juice

Directions

In a tumbler, pour the vodka and club soda. (Extra bartender points for pouring both at the same time!) and then top with a splash of grapefruit juice.

Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.

Makes:

1 Cocktail

The Skinny Mojito

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Image via Two Fat Bellies

Ingredients:

1.5 oz light rum 

10-12 fresh spearmint leaves

1/2 lime, juiced

7 oz Sprite Zero

(Instead of Sprite Zero, you could use club soda and 1 tbsp sugar or non-sugar sweetener)

Crushed ice

Directions

In a highball glass (it’s what Adriane has in the video), muddle the mint, sweetener of choice, and lime juice.

Add crushed ice and soda and stir well.

Garnish with a lime wedge and a few sprigs of mint. Serve with a straw.

Makes:

1 Cocktail

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