12 Refreshing, Low-Cal Cocktails to Try This Summer


Nothing says summer quite like chilling by the pool with a cool, low-calorie cocktail, right? Even though regular cocktails are delicious, these low-cal cocktails are just as tasty without all the extra calories that you don’t need. Check out a few refreshing, low-cal cocktails to try this summer. These cocktails are quick and easy to make, so get some friends together for a taste-off and have tons of fun. I also included some low-cal mocktails.

1. Ginger Fizz Cocktail

When you think of ginger it probably evokes thoughts of hot and spicy flavors, but ginger is also a perfect ingredient for a low calorie cocktail! Ginger has lots of health benefits and Ginger Fizz Cocktail is absolutely light, refreshing and satisfying all at about 155 calories! For cocktail you will need: 1-1/2 ounces ginger vodka, 1 ounce ginger syrup, 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, soda water, and ginger slice, for garnish. For ginger syrup you will need: 2-1/2 cups water, 1 cup freshly grated ginger, and 1 cup fast-dissolving sugar.

Start with making ginger syrup. Bring the sugar, grated ginger, and water to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes and let it cool.

Now, it’s time to make cocktail! Combine ice, lime juice, ginger vodka, and ginger syrup in a mixing glass. Shake vigorously and pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with soda and garnish with a ginger slice.

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