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Summer Fruit Punch

Your favorite stone fruit stars in this sparkling punch.

» Summer Fruit Punch

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

You'll feel like you're on a tropical getaway with this refreshing strawberry-coconut cocktail. To keep it cool in warmer weather, freeze fresh berries for 30 minutes before blending. Variation: For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and add 1/2 cup additional strawberries.

» Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

Bourbon-Cherry Seltzers

Homemade cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) is the base for this adult seltzer. The bourbon syrup from the cherries is sweet, but if you like a sweeter cocktail, use ginger ale in place of the seltzer.

» Bourbon-Cherry Seltzers

Classic Margarita

This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix and gets back to the basics—fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.

» Classic Margarita

Ruby-Red Grapefruit Cocktail

This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines gin, Campari, fresh grapefruit juice and seltzer. The touch of Campari enhances its beautiful red color, but if you prefer a less bitter drink, omit it.

» Ruby-Red Grapefruit Cocktail

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh cherries for the pretty pink hue and light flavor. If you like, add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to transform this healthy lemonade recipe into a refreshing summer cocktail.

» Fresh Cherry Lemonade

Cucumber & Melon White Sangria

In this refreshing white sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added sugar and used fruity white wine, zesty liquor and tons of fresh fruit and basil to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.

» Cucumber & Melon White Sangria


Stay cool and healthy with these whimsical chilled drink recipes!

Drink to your health in more ways than one with these easy summer drink recipes for margaritas, sangria, iced tea, lemonade and more. Enjoy our Classic Margarita and save 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix. Or try one of our our sensational sangria recipes—made with zesty wines, flavorful liquors and tons of fresh fruit. If you prefer to drink a virgin cocktail, we’ve given nonalcoholic “mocktail” versions for manyof these recipes, so either way: cheers!

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Punch Recipes

Begin the festivities with this rum-spiked fruity punch—...
For a nonalcoholic version, combine 2 1/2 cups seltzer and...
Your favorite stone fruit stars in this sparkling punch.
This is the classic aperitif of the French Antilles. Old...

Sangria Recipes

In this red, white and blue sangria recipe, we’ve skipped...
In this classic red sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added...
In this refreshing white sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the...
In this nonalcoholic sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the...
In this apple cider sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added...
In this pink sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added sugar...
OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria,...

Margarita Recipes

Frozen limeade adds zing to this stellar blueberry...
This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to...

Bloody Mary Recipes

This bright, vitamin-packed cocktail is eye-opening whether...
Make this garden-fresh Bloody Mary when summer tomatoes and...
Make this zesty garden-fresh drink when summer tomatoes and...

More Healthy Summer Cocktails

Homemade cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) is the base for...
Muddling is is a traditional bartending technique where...
Balance herbaceous Campari with the sweet-tart flavors of...
Gin, seltzer, bitters, lime juice, cherries and simple...
Celebrate fresh cherries with this mint-infused cherry...
To keep calories in check, we like to use seltzer along...
Pick up rosemary, cucumbers and lemons to concoct this...
The elder tree's white blossoms first appear in spring...
Strained, pureed red grapes are the base for this sweet and...
Take a trip to the islands in this simple tropical cocktail.
Coffee lovers will love the addition of Kahlua; Frangelico...
Kiwis add a tropical note to the Southern favorite.
This refreshing beverage adds sparkle to your summer...
Whatever the occasion, toast your guests with this fresh,...
If you like piña coladas, try this lower-calorie version...
Passion fruit juice turns a pina colada into something...
Cool down with this easy homemade peach wine cooler. Serve...
Make the base for these pomegranate cosmopolitans ahead of...
A refreshing and low calorie alternative to sugar-laden...
This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines...
This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually...
The English have been making shandys since the 1600s. If...
This beautiful strawberry martini cocktail recipe is an...
You'll feel like you're on a tropical getaway...
A splash of balsamic vinegar adds a sour element to these...
This slightly tart fruity Bellini recipe will zing you...
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal...

Healthy Iced Tea and Lemonade Recipes

This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh...
Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly...
Feel the island breezes as you sip this cooling concoction.
This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus...
Crisp and refreshing, you just may find yourself craving...
Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey...
Turn fresh rosemary, cucumbers and lemons into grown-up...

Healthy Summer Mocktail Recipes

Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-...
Make your own grape juice by pureeing and straining fresh...
A summery take on a popular Spanish and Mexican rice-based...
A bracing drink traditionally sweetened with unrefined...
This festive peach cooler uses sparkling grape juice...
Pressing the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve will get...
Enjoy your fruit juice but keep calories in check by mixing...
This lower-calorie, nonalcoholic version of pina colada...
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all...

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