Healthy 4th of July Drink Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 4th of July drink recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Low-Carb Margarita

This margarita recipe slashes 150 calories compared to typical margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Rating: 5 stars 1
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.
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Iced Mint Green Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Crisp and refreshing, you just may find yourself craving this beverage on a hot summer's night.
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Virgin Banana Piña Colada

Rating: 5 stars 1
Learn how to make a nonalcoholic piña colada with this easy recipe. Ripe bananas get blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk for a refreshing beverage. Serve in a festive glass.
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Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

Rating: 5 stars 1
This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus tea with sweet pomegranate juice.
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Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey iced tea. Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids that may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, plus help you have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. You can help preserve the flavonoids in iced tea by adding something acidic--like the orange juice in this recipe.
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Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Hot Honey Margarita

This fun tequila cocktail uses hot honey for a twist on the popular spicy margarita. An aged tequila like a reposado works especially well with the earthy and floral flavors of honey. If you prefer a cocktail with slightly less of a kick, feel free to use half regular honey and half hot honey.
By Amy Traynor

Raspberry Spritzer

A refreshing and low calorie alternative to sugar-laden sodas.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Salty Chihuahua

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).

The Good Farmer Cocktail

This bourbon-spiked lemonade cocktail recipe is a spirit-lifter at the end of the day. If bourbon isn't your thing, rum, gin or vodka would all make delicious substitutions.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Grape-Pineapple Mint Fizz

The sweet flavors of grape and pineapple fuse with fresh mint in this quick and tasty summer drink.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Berry Sangria
In this sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used a slightly sparkling white wine, sweet dessert wine and fresh fruit.
Margarita Ice Pops
These frozen cocktails will be the star of all your summer gatherings, or keep them in the freezer for any time you need an emergency sweet treat!
Cran Razzy

To keep calories in check, we like to use seltzer along with juice in drinks like vodka and cranberry. This version gets a raspberry twist with cranberry-raspberry juice and raspberries for garnish. For the prettiest garnish, start with big, plump fresh raspberries and freeze them yourself.