Healthy Diets

Low Calorie Mixed Drinks

Preparing cocktails when first thought of back in the day, was a great way of letting one not only indulge in their favorite drink, but choose from a whole range of flavored add-ons to enhance its taste. It is both an ingenious way of putting together alcohol and other flavorful ingredients, and a great way to enjoy a drink any way you’d like. Are you a mojito drinker? Or maybe one that enjoys a bloody Mary or cosmopolitan? Or how about an old-fashioned martini, shaken and not stirred? However you like your drink it is important to know where to drawn the line when it comes to pampering yourself with a sinful blend of cocktail ingredients. If you want to keep a tab on how much each ingredient is worth calorie wise, then it is time you paid attention to what you put into your cocktail shaker.

Recipes for Low-Calorie Mixed Drinks

Let’s take a look at how you can be your own bartender and whip up some low-fat calorie drinks that don’t compromise on flavor.

Lychee Cocktail with Mint and Lemon

Lychee has its own storehouse of sweetness, and adding sugar to this concoction won’t be necessary. Combined with the zingy flavor of the lemon and the coolness of the mint leaves, this tropical cocktail scores big ones when it comes to awakening the senses.

What You’ll Need

  • 5 lychees (skinned and de-seeded)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of mint leaves
  • 1 shot glass worth of Bacardi grand melon flavored rum or plain white rum

Method of Preparation

Using a food processor, add to this your five lychees, rum, mint leaves and lemon juice. Blend your ingredients together in 4 powerful bursts, 5 seconds apart. Pour the contents of the food processor into the cocktail shaker; shake vigorously and then strain into a nice tall cocktail glass. Top it off with a sprig of mint and some crushed ice – your drink is ready to be relished.

Pineapple Clementine Cocktail

Pineapples are succulent and high on sweetness and flavor, that go practically with all kinds of alcohols. Let’s find out how you can combine the pineapple’s mellowness with the Clementine’s subtle sweetness.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 pineapple discs
  • ½ cup of seedless Clementine sections
  • 1 shot glass worth of white tequila (any good brand will do, like Sauza or La Pinata)

Method of Preparation

In a food processor, dunk into this your Clementines and pineapple discs, along with a shot of tequila. Blitz these together in 3 powerful bursts, five seconds apart. Pour this into your cocktail shaker and give it a good shaking. Strain into a tall glass before adding a bit of mint to top it off, and some crushed ice. Simple isn’t it?

Watermelon Cocktail with Orange Concentrate and Basil

Watermelon is a great way to include flavor, natural sweetness and abundant juicy content. The orange will give your cocktail a nice twist when it comes to including its sharp flavorsome mass. You can always replace the orange juice with orange flavored rum, and include just the rind bit as directed in the recipe below.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup of watermelon blocks (with seeds intact)
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 shot glass worth of white rum (any brand will do)
  • 1 basil leaf
  • A pinch of orange rind

Method of Preparation

Dunk into a food processor the watermelon blocks, along with your freshly squeezed orange juice, making sure all that flaky pulp gets in as well. Get the processor going in 2 powerful bursts 4 seconds apart, dunking its contents into a cocktail shaker once you’re done. Take a grater, and graze the rind of the orange, using as little as a pinch of it to flavor it up and add in your rum shot. Seal off your cocktail shaker, and give it a nice shaking to blend all those flavors together. Strain into a tall glass, and top it off with basil – before you place it in the cocktail, put the basil leaf in the palm of your hand and give it one hard smack with your other hand; this releases its flavor. Enjoy your tart-y melon drink.

These low-calorie mixed drinks will have you enjoying your very own cocktail blends at home, where you can always call over guests to try out your creations. Experiment with flavors and other add-ons besides mint, olives and basil, like maybe flavored essence if you want to make a non fat creamy meld that includes a coffee touch to it. It’s all about how to put two and two together, to bring out healthy cocktail mixes that won’t make you worry about your weight. Drink up!

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