Ready in just 15 minutes, this Mexican-inspired Bloody Mary recipe uses bold ingredients, such as chipotle chile pepper sauce and sliced jalapeno peppers, to make the flavor go a long way. Use reduced-sodium tomato juice to make this drink better for you.
Watermelon's natural sweetness is a perfect match for lemon vodka in this delicious low-cal martini. Orange-flavor liqueur, lime juice, and sugar complete our favorite summertime sipper.
Drink Garnishes: 3 Ideas with Melons!
These drink garnishes are as fun as the drinks themselves.
This refreshing slush keeps things light with fresh strawberries, kiwifruit, and only a couple of tablespoons of added sugar. Freshly squeezed lime juice adds the perfect amount of zing, and sliced kiwifruit makes a healthy party-ready garnish.
Made-from-scratch ginger syrup complements the natural sweetness of peaches in this summery cocktail recipe.
This fun twist on the traditional blended margarita gets big flavor from pomegranate juice and a variety of fruity liqueurs. Fresh pomegranate seeds and raspberries make a delicious fiber-filled topper.
Fresh mint and zesty lime add refreshing flavors to this mojito that's so easy to make. By using chilled club soda instead of a soft drink mixer, you're saving calories, too.
Gingered Framboise Martini
Win over any ginger-lover with a ginger liqueur-infused martini, deliciously paired with fresh cilantro and raspberries.
Add an unexpected kick to your favorite tequila-infused drink with just a touch of ginger syrup. Rim glasses in chopped crystallized ginger instead of the traditional margarita salt for bigger ginger flavor.
Make a Berrytini
Create a berry-filled cocktail in minutes! See how.
Fresh summer strawberries and mint are delicately balanced with cognac, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup. Not only do fresh berries sweeten this drink, but they also help keep this cocktail low-cal as an alternative to sugary juice.
The next time you're looking for a caffeine boost in your cocktail, swap creamed coffee liqueurs (which add a ton of calories) for the real thing. Strongly brewed chilled coffee adds rich flavor to root beer and spirits in this low-cal cocktail.
Give fruity sangria a vegetable twist with crisp cucumber slices and fresh mint. (Don't worry: We kept some fresh melon and lime juice in the mix, too.) We combined calorie-free carbonated water with white wine in this sangria recipe to add bubbles while cutting calories.
Herbed Blackberries on the Rocks
Sophisticated blackberries and sprigs of rosemary add beauty and depth of flavor to this margarita-like drink. Bonus: This fruity cocktail rings in at just 153 calories per serving!
This pineapple-white wine cocktail is super easy to make with just four ingredients. Pineapple's natural sweetness is deliciously balanced by fresh, aromatic rosemary.
Chocolate, lemon, and stout. These deep flavors balanced by a touch of sweetness keep this beer cocktail classy, refreshing, and unique.
Hot Orange Sipping Tea
The subtle flavors of spiced tea and vanilla paired with sweet-sour orange make this a perfect nightcap for a cozy evening in. Garnish this five-star recipe with cinnamon sticks and orange slices.
Cherry Tomato Margarita
Turn a classic margarita on its head with unexpected fresh produce, such as the cherry tomatoes used here. It has all the flavors you love from the traditional version (tart lime, tequila, and orange liqueur), plus bright, summery sweetness from the juicy cherry tomatoes.
Cucumber Gin and Tonic
Give the classic gin and tonic a fresh and floral update. Elderflower liqueur and crisp cucumber add unique flavor, while tonic water keeps calories low in this cocktail recipe.
The Aloha Shandy
Fruit juice ice cubes chill this summery sipper, adding natural sweetness to the beer shandy as they melt without diluting your cocktail. Serve it with a lemon slice garnish at your next summer party.
Spicy Apricot Shandy
Chile peppers in an apricot shandy? Yup! This trendy beer cocktail perfectly balances sweet and spicy flavors with ingredients like a touch of citrus soda, homemade apricot syrup, pale ale, and thin slices of serrano chile. Yum!
Cranberry-Orange Tea Sipper
Adding tea to this low-calorie fruity drink keeps it light. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for holiday appeal.
Celebrate girls' night, Cinco de Mayo, or any other occasion with this classic cocktail. Quick tip: Start with chilled mixers so the ice won't melt and dilute your drink.
Light Cranberry Hot Toddy
Warm and delight your guests with a festive cup of cranberry hot toddy! Low-cal juices lighten this version so you can celebrate guilt-free.