10 Skinny Spring Break Cocktails to Enjoy at Home
Few things say “vacation” more than a drink with an umbrella. Unfortunately, some of the most resort-ready cocktails come filled with sugar and excess calories, so they’re not exactly bikini-friendly!
But because we all deserve a spring break—even if the farthest you go is into the kitchen for your cocktail shaker—here are 10 cocktails and mocktails that have around or less than 150 calories per serving. So whether you’re vacationing halfway across the globe or staycationing with a good book, bottoms up!
The skinny: 136 calories
This easy-to-make bubbly beverage combines lemon-lime vodka and fruit juice. Opt for calorie-free club soda over sugary tonic water, like this drink does, to shave calories from any mixed drink.
The skinny: 125 calories
Margaritas are typically a diet no-no, but this version keeps things light with naturally sweet blueberry nectar plus a couple tablespoons of limeade concentrate. No added sugar needed!
3. Mint Julep
The skinny: 147 calories
Why wait for May’s Kentucky Derby to have this refreshing drink? A hint of mint livens up this crowd-pleasing bourbon cocktail.
The skinny: 153 calories
Pureed watermelon lends a pretty pink hue to this spiked ginger ale drink. To keep the sip strong, omit ice cubes and keep things cool with frozen melon cubes instead.
The skinny: 48 calories
Peaches, strawberries and oranges get jazzed up by wine, light cranberry juice, orange juice and our MVP, club soda in this delicious sangria.
The skinny: 115 calories
Light juice, vodka and ice is all you need for this sweet slushy that comes together in just minutes.
The skinny: 145 calories
Herbacious campari is balanced by the sweet-tart tang of the fruit juice in this four-star-rated cocktail recipe from Eating Well’s.
The skinny: 104 calories
This traditional Brazilian beverage is like a vacation in a glass. Shake together fruit juice, rum and a dash of sugar water (AKA simple syrup) for a drink that goes down super smoothly.
The skinny: 100 calories
A drop of bitters balances the tart blood orange juice nicely in this drink. While bourbon is best known for being used around Mardi Gras, there’s no wrong time to raise a glass!
The skinny: 70 calories
Prefer an alcohol-free option? Fresh cucumber water will rehydrate and refresh (almost) quicker than a dip in the pool. Add it to peppermint tea and pineapple juice for a spa-like mocktail.