Healthy Cocktail & Wine Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cocktail and wine recipes including mixed and tropical drinks, martinis and frozen cocktails. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Classic Mint Juleps

These traditional mint juleps are a staple in the South--especially for the Kentucky Derby. Whip them up at home with this easy recipe.
By Carolyn Casner

Frozen Peach Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Enjoy sweet peach flavor anytime of year with this skinny frozen margarita. It tastes just like a restaurant version, but with less sugar, for an easy cocktail you will actually want to make at home.
By Carolyn Casner

Coconut Margarita

Coconut water brings just enough sweetness to this frozen coconut margarita to add flavor to the drink without making it too sweet. The lime juice and Coco López give this drink a tropical flavor, while the tequila and triple sec make it taste like a solid margarita.
By Karen Rankin

Lavender Bee's Knees

Rating: 5 stars 1
Inspired by a drink from Monarch & the Milkweed in Burlington, Vermont, this twist on the classic Bee's Knees cocktail features the refreshing botanical flavor of gin complemented by the delicate floral note of lavender. Fresh lemon juice and honey lend a touch of brightness and sweetness to create the perfect spring cocktail.
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By Penelope Wall

The Bee's Knees Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 2
The Bee's Knees is a classic Prohibition cocktail that blends the crisp, botanical flavor of gin with bright citrus and the soft floral notes of honey. This cheery spring cocktail is made with simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry, making it a great happy hour option when you don't want to make a special trip to the store.
By Amy Traynor

Dole Whip-Inspired Frozen Pineapple Margarita

This margarita whips up frozen pineapple with sorbet to achieve a creamy texture reminiscent of Dole Whip—a creamy soft-serve pineapple dessert.
By Carolyn Casner

Peach Sangria

You'll want to bring a pitcher of this white sangria to parties and potlucks all summer long. Fresh peaches look gorgeous in these delicious sparkling peach cocktails, but frozen peaches work too (and help keep your drink cool).
By Carolyn Casner

Layered Strawberry-Mango Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Swirl layers of red strawberry margarita with yellow mango margarita in this skinny frozen cocktail for a festive party drink that will wow your guests. It tastes just as good as a restaurant frozen margarita, without all the sugar!
By Carolyn Casner

Frozen Key Lime Pie Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 1
This frozen margarita was inspired by the flavors of a cool and creamy Key lime pie. Whip up a batch of these easy frozen margaritas for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you want a sweet and refreshingly tart treat! Use Key limes--which have a wonderful floral aroma and flavor--if you can find them, but common limes work as well. Freshly squeezed juice will have the best flavor, but you can also find bottled Key lime juice--just be sure to buy unsweetened juice if you go for packaged juice. If you prefer a mocktail, simply replace the tequila with water.
By Amy Traynor

Mezcal Grapefruit Spritz

Savory, smoky mezcal is a wonderful complement to bittersweet grapefruit. A little triple sec balances the flavors by adding a hint of sweetness to this refreshing cocktail.
By Carolyn Casner

Bourbon & Honey Gold Rush Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 1
The Gold Rush is a modern classic whiskey cocktail that was invented by New York City bartender T.J. Siegal. This easy mix of bourbon, lemon and honey is made with ingredients you likely have in your pantry and makes a tasty addition to happy hour, no matter the season.
By Amy Traynor

Pineapple Margaritas with No Added Sugar

Rating: 5 stars 2
Pineapple juice adds plenty of sweetness to this no-sugar-added margarita recipe.
By Devon O'Brien
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Inspiration and Ideas

Festive 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Help You Celebrate
With only 3 ingredients, these tasty cocktails are the perfect thing to sip this holiday season.
Slow-Cooker Spiced Cider with Brandy
Brew up a batch of warm apple cider in your crock pot to keep the hot toddy warm and party-ready all night long.
Frozen Pineapple Margaritas
Rating: 4 stars 2

These frosty pineapple margaritas taste just like restaurant-style frozen margaritas, but without all the sugar, for a skinny cocktail you can easily whip up at home.