Healthy Cocktail Summer RoundUp

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Can the words “healthy” and “cocktail” really go together?

 

Well, I cannot say that a cocktail is a health drink but we can certainly make efforts to clean it up a bit and get it healthier.

 

One of the things we definitely want to do as we look toward delicious Summer cocktails is avoiding drinks with copious amounts of sugar and fat. Click To Tweet

 

Among the top classic summer, drinks are the Pina Colada, all Margarita flavors, and the always popular Daiquiri.

 

The problem is that a 12 ounce Pina Colada can cost you as many as 660 calories with about half of those calories coming from sugar. The Margarita is a slightly better choice with 540 calories but still does you no favors. Of course, you could choose a Daiquiri but you are looking at somewhere around 600 sugary calories. Incidentally, you are also looking at a bad hangover as all that sugar absolutely exacerbates hangover effects.

 

Good rules of thumb are to avoid drinks with cream, simple syrup or other added sugar. Basically, if you lean towards clean cocktails you will be much better off. Click To Tweet

 

So what can we have?

 

Not to fear, I have you covered.

 

Strawberry Peach Spritzers sounds like a perfect brunch cocktail to me. What The Fork Food Blog holds on to the Summer with this cocktail.

 

Strawberry Peach Spritzers sounds like a perfect brunch cocktail to me. What The Fork Food Blog holds on to the Summer with this cocktail.

 

This Tropical Moscato Sangria has bunches of fruits in the form of kiwi, dragon fruit, and blackberries and it has zero added sugar. If you like something with some bubbles then you will likely really like this offering from Living Sweet Moments.

 

This Tropical Moscato Sangria has bunches of fruits in the form of kiwi, dragon fruit and blackberries and it has zero added sugar. If you liek something with some bubbles then you wil likely really like this offering from Living Sweet Moments.

 

Fancy Shanty introduced me to some new mixers with her Summer Buffalo Cocktail Recipe. Now, I went to university in Buffalo so I felt as if I must try this one. I am not for sugary drinks (we know that already) so I substituted 100% cranberry juice from K.W. Knudsen.

 

Fancy Shanty introduced me to some new mixers with her Summer Buffalo Cocktail Recipe. Now, I went to university in Buffalo so I felt as if I must try this one. I am not for sugary drinks (we know that already) so I substituted 100% cranberry juice from K.W. Knudsen.

 

Peach and Blueberry Wine Slushies is another treat with Moscato. Moscato is a sweet wine so you definitely can skip the sugar in this recipe from Cooking With Carlee.

 

Peach and Blueberry Wine Slushies is another treat with Moscato. Moscato is a sweet wine so you definitely can skip the sugar in this recipe from Cooking With Carlee.

So what is your favorite cocktail for the summer or for any other time of year? Please share in the comments.

 

Edit: Today I had the absolute pleasure of attending The Whole Purpose Event with a Purpose and I had my new favorite super easy cocktail. (Full review of the event coming soon.)

 

Today I had the absolute pleasure of attending The Whole Purpose Event with a Purpose and I had my new favorite super easy cocktail.(Full review on the event coming soon.)

Karma Organic Tequila mixed with Solti Cold Pressed Organic Gingermade Juice.  One serving is 100 calories and 1 ounce of tequila is  64 calories. I estimate it was about 1/3 of the Gingermade juice.

 

[ctt template=”8″ link=”3eSne” via=”yes” ]Karma Solti Gingermade Cocktail is less than 100 calories, has zero added sugar and tastes AMAZING![/ctt]

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Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

 

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41 thoughts on “Healthy Cocktail Summer RoundUp”

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  2. These looks so good. I drink way too much pop and finding something tasty and not carbonated it a great alternative. These look so good

  3. Hi Dr. Elise,

    All those summer drinks look tasty, but honestly I seem to have lost my taste for sweet drinks, even if they use juice. My drink of preference now, loved by my recently deceased 96 year old aunt, is vodka on the rocks with a splash of Triple Sec and 2 pieces of orange. Very satisfying and low in calories.

    Dr. Erica

  4. Lesly Federici

    Just changed my eating habits …. no sugar, no salt … and mindful eating… these look SO yummy ….

  5. Hi Dr. Elise,

    Never stopped to think about about that sugar in these popular summer drinks. Being a guy, none of these are my style. I’m more of a double shot of tequila over crushed ice… Thanks for the expose of summer cocktails. Edward

  6. Chery Schmidt

    Hello Elise! What a wonderful post! I am ready to give all your cocktail suggestions a try LOL Great Share My Friend! Enjoy your evening.. Chery :))

  7. These look amazing! I do love cocktails in the summer time especially, but so many of them are so sweet. These loos like great less sweet options!

  8. Ah man, but what fun is a cocktail without sugar and cream 😉

    These receipes look absolutely delightful, and honestly not sure where to start. Maybe the Bellini? If only making slush at home was as easy as a restaurant.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.