It’s the first day of summer! The sun is shining over us, our skin is tanning, and our thoughts are starting to gravitate towards some delightful refreshments.

During the summer – formally known as Party Season – people love to pamper themselves with both non-alcoholic and alcoholic refreshments. Unfortunately, most of these don’t compliment any desirable summer diet very well, as they contain significant amounts of alcohol and sugar. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of seven super fresh and healthy summer cocktails that can help you cool off from your hot summer adventures.  

We will start you off with four tasty and easy-to-make non-alcoholic options and then introduce you to our three alcoholic temptations.

1. Fresh Lime Soda

Approximately 130 kCal/Glass

The fresh taste of lime energizes your body and helps you overcome the feeling of laziness, brought on by the summer heat. 

Ingredients:

✔️ 1 Cup refrigerated lime juice
✔️ 13 Cup hone
✔️ 3 Cups club soda
✔️ Crushed ice
✔️ Mint leaf for garnish (optional)




Preparation:

✔️ Mix lime juice and honey together until the honey dissolves.
✔️ Add the club soda and stir lightly – just to mix.
✔️ Place crushed ice in 4 glasses and pour the soda over it.
✔️ Garnish with mint leaves and serve at once.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

2. Strawberry Lemonade

Approximately 60 kCal/Glass

Delicious, easy to prepare and healthy! What more could you want from a summer drink?

Ingredients:

✔️ 2 Cups fresh strawberries
✔️ 3/4 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 5 lemons
✔️ 1/2 Cup agave
✔️ Chilled Water (we used distilled)
✔️ 1 Extra lemon, thinly sliced




Preparation:

✔️ Blend strawberries, agave and lemon juice.
✔️ Strain juice through a sieve if you prefer the pulp to be removed.
✔️ Pour juice into a 1/2-gallon pitcher.
✔️ Add slices of lemon, fill with chilled water.
✔️ Pour over some ice.
✔️ Garnish it the way you like.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

3. Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

Approximately 209 kCal/ Glass

This drink is extremely beneficial to your immune system. It revitalizes your body and provides you with an amazingly fresh citrus taste.

Ingredients:

✔️ 1 Pink grapefruit (large)
✔️ 1 Carrot medium, peeled
✔️ 2-inch fresh ginger
✔️ 3-4 Medjool dates to taste
✔️ 1 Cup probiotic yogurt
✔️ 1 Tsp. maca powder
✔️ Chia seeds for topping

Preparation:

✔️ Peel the grapefruit.
✔️ Remove all the bitter inner skin and seeds with your hands.
✔️ Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

4. Virgin Banana Daiquiris

Approximately 280 kCal/Glass

This is a gluten and sugar free, vegan-friendly drink that even your children can enjoy.

Ingredients:

✔️ 2 Medium-Sized Ripe Bananas (cut in chunks)
✔️ 2 Tsp. Lime Juice
✔️ 1 Tsp. Rum Extract
✔️ 1/2 Cup Cold Water
✔️ 6 Large Ice Cubes

Preparation:

✔️ Blend all ingredients until frosty smooth!
✔️ Pour into two glasses and garnish it the way you like.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

And now it is time for our top three alcoholic drinks this summer! They are designed for party animals with a health-oriented lifestyle choice.

5. American Light

Approximately 210 kCal/Glass

A perfect, low-alcohol drink for your summer groove

Ingredients:

✔️ 1 ½ Oz. Punt e Mes
✔️ 1 ½ Oz. Aperol
✔️ Club soda and orange or lemon twist (for serving)





Preparation:

✔️ Combine Punt e Mes and Aperol in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
✔️ Stir until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
✔️ Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top off with club soda.
✔️ Garnish with an orange or lemon twist.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

6. Wine Spritzer

Approximately 75 kCal/Glass

An easy-to-make alcoholic drink for all the wine lovers out there. Buckle up, it’s cocktail o’clock!

Ingredients:

✔️ 3 Oz. aromatic white wine
✔️ (Such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, or Gewurztraminer)
✔️ 1 Oz. club soda
✔️ Dash of orange or lemon bitters
✔️ 1 Orange or lemon twist

Preparation:

✔️ Pour wine into a wineglass filled with ice.
✔️ Top off with club soda and bitters.
✔️ Garnish with an orange or lemon twist.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

7. Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

Approximately 60 kCal/Glass

Oh, it is lemonade! But with gin…

Ingredients for 6 servings:

✔️ 10 Large sprigs tarragon
✔️ 2 Lemons, thinly sliced
✔️ 2 Tsp. honey
✔️ ¾ Cup gin
✔️ ¾ Cup St-Germain
✔️ 1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
✔️ 1 12-ounce can club soda

Preparation:

✔️ Muddle tarragon sprigs, lemon slices, and sugar in a large pitcher.
✔️ Add gin, St-Germain, lemon juice, and club soda.
✔️ Add ice and stir to combine.
✔️ Serve over ice.
✔️ ENJOY! 🍹

Give your summer vibes a boost with these easy-to-make refreshing drinks. Forget about your run-of-the-mill problems and get the party going!

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