We found these fun drink ideas from multiple sources and wanted to share them with you.
Margarita Ice Pops
Frozen push pops get an adult makeover with this boozy frozen treat recipe. Pour lightened-up homemade margarita mix into pop molds for a dessert version of a Mexican cocktail favorite.
- 1¼ cups plain seltzer
- ¾ cup lime juice
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons Triple Sec
- Pinch of salt
Combine seltzer, lime juice, sugar, tequila, Triple Sec and salt in a large measuring cup. Pour into eight 2-ounce freezer pop molds. Freeze until firm, at least 8 hours.
To make ahead: Store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Equipment: Eight 2-ounce freezer pop molds
Serving size: 1 freezer pop each
Per serving: 66 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 11 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 19 mg sodium; 27 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate
In this red, white and blue sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added sugar and used a slightly sparkling white wine, sweet dessert wine and tons of fresh fruit to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.
- 1 750-mL bottle Vinho Verde
- 1 cup Sauternes or ice wine
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 star fruit, sliced
- 1 cup chilled plain seltzer
Combine wine, Sauternes, blueberries, strawberries and star fruit in a large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in seltzer. Serve over ice.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Stir in seltzer just before serving.
Serving size: about 1 cup
Per serving: 192 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 26 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 11 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ Fruit, 3 fat
Bourbon Spiked Lemonade
This bourbon-spiked lemonade cocktail recipe is a spirit-lifter at the end of the day. If bourbon isn’t your thing, rum, gin or vodka would all make delicious substitutions.
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- Crushed ice
- ¾ cup lemonade (6 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons bourbon (1½ ounces)
- Lemon slice for garnish
Mash mint in the bottom of a pint glass with a muddler or small wooden spoon to release the oils from the stem and leaves. Fill the glass one-third full with crushed ice; add lemonade and bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Serving size: 8 oz.
Per serving: 174 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 4 mcg folate;0 mg cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 18 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 26 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 1½
Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat