Healthy Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Sangria, Frozen Mojitos & More

Jun 30 2017
Parties are always better when they have low-calorie cocktails! Do your part this summer, and make these amazing drink recipes at your next party! And yes, you and a pal totally count as a party...

Perfect Piña Colada

Entire recipe (about 22 oz.): 183 calories, 0.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 35mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 9.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 6*

The sun is out, the weather is hot... Piña coladas were made for this time of year! But rather than indulge in a super-sugary version or deprive yourself altogether, whip up this four-ingredient phenomenon. (In our world, ice is not considered an ingredient.) The portion size is tremendous, so feel free to share!

Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

Entire recipe: 115 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 55mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 0g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

This is the quintessential Hungry Girl cocktail. It's served by the pitcher at every single HG party. These days, we make it with stevia-sweetened soda and lemonade mix. Try it on the rocks, or blend it with ice! Soon, it'll become a party staple for you too.

Sparkling Sangria

1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 96 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 11mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 1g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

If you've never sipped sangria made with sparkling wine (a.k.a. champagne), prepare to be wowed! This recipe is almost like a cross between sangria and mimosas, and it's a major crowd pleaser. Plus, we love a good pitcher drink: No need to play bartender; just mix it up in advance!

Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

1/2 of recipe (about 16 oz.): 166 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 20mg sodium, 17g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 13g sugars, 0.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 6*

This drink features coconut rum and whipped-cream vodka, blended up with OJ, pineapple, and other goodies. The result? A boozy beverage that tastes just like cake! For funsies, we even created this video to show you how it's made...

Green Grape Frojitos

1/2 of recipe (about 16 oz.): 192 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 4mg sodium, 26g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 18g sugars, 1g protein

SmartPoints® value 8*

Frozen grapes are one of our favorite summertime snacks. And the mojito is one of our favorite hot-weather cocktails. So why not combine the two? This blended drink is outrageously tasty. Try it and see! Pssst... This isn't the only frojito we've got up our sleeve.

Pineapple-tini

Entire recipe: 147 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 16mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars, 0g protein

SmartPoints® value 6*

Don't feel like breaking out a blender? This straight-up sipper is for you! It's light and fruity to the max, with a little fizz to keep it fun. HG tip: Whip up a pitcher's worth for your next party, and brace yourself for rave reviews...

Mango Colada

Entire recipe (about 16 oz.): 237 calories, 0.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 30mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 22g sugars, 10g protein

SmartPoints® value 8*

Pineapple is well represented on this list, but we've gotta let one of our all-time favorite fruits in on the fun. Welcome to the party, mango! It's one of the most popular fruits in the world for a reason. Blend it up with some rum, plus vanilla protein powder for creaminess! It's basically a smoothie... for adults only.

Lava Smash

1/2 of recipe: 177 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 42mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 1.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 7*

If you love Hawaiian getaways, then a) you're not alone, and b) you might be familiar with the lava flow cocktail. This is our take on the tropical treat. If you ever find yourself needing a vacation you can't take, this may be the next best thing. Bottoms up!

Jazzy La La Land Lemonade

1/6th of recipe (about 8 oz.): 87 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 1mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 0.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

We created this recipe for Oscar parties earlier this year, but it quickly became one of our favorite anytime cocktails. Party perfect and soooo pretty, it has just the right combination of sweet and tart flavors. We're tempted to try it with other fruits too... Peachy La La Land Lemonade, anyone?

Just Peachy Margaritas

1/2 of recipe (about 10 oz.): 150 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 1mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars, 0.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 6*

Speaking of peachy... Check this out! Frozen peaches are a freezer staple at Hungryland, so adding them to one of our favorite cocktails was a no-brainer. Crank up the tunes and the blender, because it's party time!
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Well, would you look at that? Today, June 30th, is National Mai Tai Day. Here's one more recipe for the road. (By which we mean "because this email is over" -- no drinking and driving, people!)

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