Some Guilt-Free Cocktails For The Coming Weekend This Summer

Posted on July 17, 2012 by

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Unwinding with a delicious cocktail after a long day is a great way to relax, but mixed drinks can pack some serious calories. Luckily, mixologist Anthony Caporale has created 3 guilt-free versions of cocktail classics: the margarita, the pomegranate martini and sangria. By using real fruit juice instead of sugary mixes, sugar substitutes and more flavorful liquors, Caporale has taken the extra calories out of these drinks without losing any of the flavor.

Guilt-Free Margarita

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving: 90 calories

1 oz jalapeño tequila

1/2 oz pear nectar

1 lime, juiced

1 tsp orange zest

 

Directions

In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, add the four ingredients. Shake until the tin is frosted. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge on glass rim.

Pomegranate Martini

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving: 190 calories

1 oz citrus vodka

1 oz vanilla vodka

2 oz unsweetened pomegranate juice

1/2 oz natural sugar substitute simple syrup

 

Directions

In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, add the ingredients. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Skinny Sangria

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving: 170 calories

1 lemon

1 orange

1 peach

1 strawberry

3 oz Pinot Noir

1/2 oz pear vodka

1 tsp orange blossom honey

1 oz rosé sparkling wine

 

Directions

Thinly slice the lemon, orange, peach and strawberry. Place 1 slice of each fruit into a Collins glass and fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, add the wine, pear vodka, and orange blossom honey. Shake until the tin is frosted. Strain into a prepared glass over ice and add the rosé sparkling wine. Serve with a straw.

Shared by Dr. Phil McAllister, The Wellness Consultant

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