Spring is budding just weeks away. Soon, dresses will shrink shorter, days will grow longer and parties will turn livelier.
The season of rejuvenation rises up refreshing drinks that infuse after-work outings and weekend bashes with both buzz and chill. At the same time, right when waistlines strive to remain trim, drinks pour additional calories in.
Unless, you sip on a healthy cocktail that cheers up your mood and keeps your figure slim. Although they might sound oxymoronic, healthy alcoholic beverages do exist, blending together delicious fruits and herbs into mixtures with less calories than can imagine. Here are five classic cocktails with a healthy spin.
Lime Mint Mojito
Muddle white rum with mint leaves, soda and the juice of a one-eighth of a lime. Fill with crushed ice. Done.
Muddle some sour apple slices, lettuce and cucumbers into your margarita. It does not only look greener, it is much healthier.
Sour Apple Martini
For a calorie-thin martini mix together equal amounts of sour apple liqueur and vodka. No guilty treat here.
Replace the bloody in Mary with kale. It will not only give it an intense green hue. It will make it into the ultimate healthy-detox cocktail.
Sangria with less calories and more antioxidants? Chop and blend together oranges, green apples, cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
To give a healthier kick to any cocktail – use more ice to dilute alcohol and in-season fruits to shun adding sugar.