FIVE HEALTHY-ISH COCKTAILS FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIRÉE
Summertime - the season when outdoor BBQs, beach bonfires, pool parties, and brunch bashes start monopolizing your weekends. An ice-cold, ultra-refreshing cocktail in hand on a scorching summer day isn’t just a cliché, it’s a seasonal staple. As temperatures skyrocket, so does the need for a fresh and flavorful drink to beat the heat. The downside: sinfully delicious umbrella drinks may appear to quench your thirst, but they can also be calorie packed and sugar saturated. Don’t surrender! Instead, shake (or stir...or blend) things up with one of these Five Healthy-ish Summer Cocktails. Pull up a lounge chair, adjust your wide brim floppy hat, and enjoy the Summer buzz...I mean breeze.
Floral, fruity, and white wine infused – I’ll take a pitcher! This refreshing cocktail is beautiful, fun, delicious and so perfect for summer. Just the thing to quench your thirst, and impress your guests, on a sultry summer evening.
Sweet, bubbly, and dynamic, this sparkling cocktail is as revitalizing as it is beautiful. Strawberries, thyme, limoncello, and prosecco...what’s not to love? Take five minutes to blend a batch and I promise, your Sunday brunch crew will thank you.
Nothing says quintessential summer like an ice-cold margarita. Fruity, refreshing, and tangy, this wholesome (well, as wholesome as tequila gets) take on a summertime classic calls for fresh-squeezed fruit juice and natural sweetener. All that’s needed to complete your fiesta fun: chips and guacamole!
Sweet blackberries, cool cucumbers, and a classic G&T? This is the ideal drink to keep the calories low while you live it up this summer. Packed with flavor and freshness, this crisp and tart cocktail is easy to make and a joy to drink.
Where can you find me when the temperatures are rising? Dining alfresco with a cool drink in hand. Warm summer nights will never be the same after sipping this “spa water with a little buzz.” Think light, playful, and healthy(ish)!
Cheers to long summer days and cool summer nights!
Love + Light,