Thursday March 19, 2015see more by jen
When daylight savings arrives it reminds me of summer days ahead…warm days, bright sunshine and convening with friends and neighbors in the late afternoon to enjoy a cocktail while the kids play. This year I am in the mood to experiment with new cocktail recipes so I have been doing research on refreshing spring cocktail recipes I wanted to share with you today.
1. The Skinny Mojito
I love a mojito on warm days. There’s something about the crisp, sweet mint that instantly reminds me of summer and makes me wish I had a front porch with a swing to sit on and sip…
I found this recipe for a Skinny Mojito with Truvia Natural Sweetener which reduces the calories and has no added sugar, but is still super yummy.
2. Moscow Mule
I have to admit I might be a fan of the Moscow Mule Copper Mug (affiliate link) as much as I am of the cocktail.
My girlfriend made this special Moscow mule recipe last summer. Best play date ever.
* Crush mint leaves, ginger root & half a lime (or other citrus fruit) in a shot of citrus infused vodka.
* Pour contents in glass with crushed ice.
* Top with ginger beer or, for less calories, diet ginger ale. Add a mint leaf or wedge of citrus to garish.
3. Pink Greyhound Cocktail
The pink greyhound is one of the simplest cocktails you can make – essentially 6 oz of grapefruit juice mixed with 1.5 oz of vodka or gin served over ice.
Put salt on the rim, and turn it into a Salty Dog.
Sweet and refreshing.
4. Skinnygirl Margarita
I could live on chips, guacamole and margaritas in the summer. But with the added sugar, it can be a calorie-loaded cocktail. Especially when combined with the chips and guac cals I can put back!
Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl margarita recipe replaces the sugar with fresh lime juice.
Still refreshing and cuts down the calories.
5. St. Germain Strawberry Lemonade
I found this recipe for St. Germain Strawberry Lemonade online on a blog called Fashionably Bombed, which might be one of my favorite blog names. Ever.
After reading the comments, I also do think, it would be super yummy with champagne as well.