22 January 2020

Healthy Cocktails: Ideas for your Next Party

Does the thought of eating healthy put a frown on your face?

How can you enjoy a night out or a get together at home, if you’re spending the entire time focused on what you can or cannot put in your mouth?

Truth is, eating and drinking healthy doesn’t have to be a huge bummer. There’s a whole array of delicious, healthy food and drink choices out there that will get your party started right.

Take a look at these four low-calorie, healthy cocktail options for your next party. It will leave you ready to enjoy time well spent with friends without worrying over calories.

4 Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes

Mix-Free Margarita

Avoid the premade mixes Margaritas loaded with hidden calories. Instead, take it back to basics with some orange juice, lime, and a bit of tequila. The taste will be just as delightful, but the calories will be far less costly. Try this recipe from wellplated.


Kosher salt

1 ½ ounces silver tequila

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon light agave nectar


Homemade Hard Lemonade

All you need is some light lemonade of your choice and some lime-flavored vodka. Of course, you can use any kind of flavored vodka you like if you want to change up this recipe from lowcarb-ology a bit.


1 ounce vodka

½ ounce lime vodka

4 ounces of water

½ lime

½ lemon

⅛ teaspoon lemonade water enhancer


Blueberry Mint Mojito

With some rum and a little flavored simple syrup, you can make a skinny mojito that’s sure to knock your guests’ socks off! If you’re not in the mood for blueberry, substitute it with one of the many flavored simple syrups available on the shelf. Try this low-cal recipe from inspired taste.


8 blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed), plus more for serving

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh-squeezed lime juice

2 teaspoons sugar

8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving

¼ cup (2 ounces) white rum


2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda

Lime slice for serving

Rosemary Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer

If you’re really not into cocktails that are all that sweet, check out this refreshing cocktail choice from burrataandbubbles. It will give you just a hint of sweet, a little bit of tart, and a touch of savory. This is truly low-cal and pleasantly refreshing healthy cocktail option.


1/2 lime, juiced

4 ounces of grapefruit juice

2 ounces vodka

2 fresh rosemary sprigs, plus an additional for garnish if desired


Grapefruit-flavored sparkling water, for topping

Photo by Walter Lee Olivares de la Cruz on Unsplash

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