When the weather is hot, it’s tempting to want to entertain guests with a refreshing summer drink.
But many classic concoctions are filled with artificial juices, sugars, and syrups — not to mention a few extra calories. What’s a party host to do?
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When consumed in moderation, these healthier versions of our favorite summer drinks can help you cut down on sugar and calorie intake. Keep in mind, when it comes to alcoholic drinks, healthy is a relative term. Always drink in moderation — our bodies can only safely consume so much alcohol. And just because a particular drink includes healthy ingredients doesn’t mean you should consume more of it.
Low-Calorie Mojito Recipe
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- Fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz. soda water
- 1.5 oz. rum
Try halving the typical four tablespoons of sugar per serving. Add a few mint leaves, sugar, and a shot of rum in a glass. Muddle then mix with soda water. Add ice if desired.