Healthy 4th of July Drink Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Plum & Cider Sangria

In this apple cider sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used hard apple cider, apple liqueur and tons of fresh fruit to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.

Watermelon Gin Fizz

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

Virgin Banana Pina Colada

Rating: 5 stars
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This lower-calorie, nonalcoholic version of pina colada uses ripe bananas blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk. Serve it in festive tropical-drink glasses.

Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

Rating: 5 stars
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This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus tea with sweet pomegranate juice.

Classic Sangria

In this classic red sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used fruity red wine, orange-flavored liqueur and fresh fruit to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.

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.

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Iced Mint Green Tea

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

Salty Chihuahua

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

Rating: 4 stars
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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.

Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Rating: 4.14 stars
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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.

Berry Sangria

Rating: 4 stars
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In this red, white and blue sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used a slightly sparkling white wine, sweet dessert wine and tons of fresh fruit to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.
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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!

White Sangria

Rating: 5 stars
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OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but once you've tasted this festive thirst quencher it won't matter a bit. Pieces of mixed summer melons are the perfect match for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.