After a long winter and an almost non-existent spring, summer is finally in full bloom. Weekends are filled with cook outs, vacations and pool days. These long summer afternoons also beg your body to soak up the sun with your girlfriends and enjoy a summer cocktail, putting your bikini bod at center stage. Sometimes it’s hard to find a refreshing adult beverage that won’t pack on the pounds. Check out these ‘skinny’ cocktails that are sure to be refreshing and won’t cause you to bloat in your bikini!
1.5 oz. Peach Vodka
3 oz. Crystal Light Tea
3 oz. Crystal Light Lemonade
Shake (or mix) the ingredients together for a light and refreshing dinner time beverage, perfect for any summer cookout. Using Crystal Light keeps this drink low-cal and refreshing. if you want to pull this drink under 100 calories, swap out your vodka for a ‘light’ version. Pair a citrus-inspired meal from the grill with this light drink for a perfect summer night feast.
1.5 oz. Tequila
5-6 oz. Diet Squirt
This drink is a snap to throw together and is the perfect drink to serve by the pool. A typical paloma includes grapefruit juice, but swapping out a low-cal grapefruit flavored soda cuts those calories out. If you prefer the fresh grapefruit flavor, you can do 3 oz. of a diet soda and 3 oz. of grapefruit juice. I recommend getting fresh or natural juice, not a concentrate from the store to avoid unnecessary sugars. Pair these refreshing spritzers with this fruit tortilla pizza for perfect pool day fare.
Whether you’re spending your time by the pool or throwing a summer soirée, these pairings are sure to impress your friends and keep your waistline trim!
Holly is an Indianapolis native with a love for cooking and running. She is a senior blogger for the Sears community and enjoys spending her free time writing and reading anything she can get her hands on.