5 Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes from Around the Web

Celebrate lazy, summer days with a fruity cocktail outdoors.
5 Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes from Around the Web

5 Healthier Cocktail Recipes

As much as we love fall flavors (pumpkin and cinnamon in particular), we live for summer's warm days. So join us in toasting the sunny season with cocktails made with fresh berries, melon, cool cucumbers, and plenty of limes. Cheers!

Watermelon

Photo: Adrianna Adarme

Grilled Watermelon Mint Julep
Mint juleps (fun fact: they're the official beverage of the Kentucky Derby horse race) are ideal for sipping on a porch on a hot afternoon. Pureed grilled watermelon gives this drink plenty of summery flavor.

Cucumber Gimlet

Photo: Ken Leung

Blueberry-Cucumber Gimlet
Muddled cukes and blueberries give this pretty gin cocktail a slightly sweet yet complex flavor. A splash of lime juice, simple syrup, and gin rounds it out.

Blackberry Mojito

Photo: Tina

Blackberry Mojito 
Start this ruby-colored cocktail by smashing blackberries and mint leaves. Add sugar (or simple syrup), rum, lime juice, and then pour club soda over the whole concoction. Give it a stir and you're good to go.

Grapefruit Crush

Photo: Laura

Grapefruit Crush
This drink is basically sunshine in a glass. Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, vodka, and a splash of lemon-lime soda. If soda's not your thing, sub in seltzer water, a bit of simple syrup, and a lime wedge.

Lime Margarita

Photo: Kirsten

Fizzy Lime Margaritas via The Endless Meal
Nothing says summer quite like a chilled margarita in a salty-rimmed glass. This version has a pretty short and sweet ingredient list—just lime juice, sugar, tequila, and soda water.

What's your favorite summer cocktail? Share your thoughts in the comments below or get in touch with the author on Twitter @SophBreene.

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