HG's busting out some ALL-NEW warm-weather cocktails. Get ready to PAR-TAY!!!!
PER SERVING (1 glass, entire recipe): 154 calories, <0.5g fat, 3mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
Mojito recipes usually call for a fancy bartending tool called a muddler. Don't have one? Neither do we. Try using one of the beaters from an electric hand mixer. That's what we did...
Ingredients: 3/4 cup watermelon chunks, seedless or seeds removed 1 shot (1.5 oz.) rum 1 lime, cut into wedges 3 - 4 mint leaves 2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia) 1 cup crushed ice or 5 - 7 ice cubes
Directions: Place the mint leaves, half the lime wedges, and the sweetener in a tall glass. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lime wedges into the glass and discard those wedges. Crush and "muddle" the mixture until the juice has been released from the lime wedges, the mint leaves are thoroughly bruised, and the sweetener has dissolved. Set aside.
Place the watermelon, rum, and ice in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass with the lime-mint mixture and stir well. Drink up and be refreshed!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Upside-Down Tequila Sunrise
PER SERVING (1 glass, entire recipe): 134 calories, 0g fat, 10mg sodium, 10g carbs, 0g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
We do not recommend drinking this while upside down... or at sunrise, for that matter.
Directions: Place ice cubes in a mid-sized glass, and pour Trop50 and tequila over the ice. Stir to mix. Add raspberry syrup to the top of the drink and gently swirl. Sip and smile (just not at the same time, or your drink will dribble down your chin)!
MAKES 1 SERVING
PER SERVING (1 generous cup): 125 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
This sangria is CHOCK-FULL of fruit and deliciousness. Just don't underestimate the alcoholic intensity of fruit chunks that have been chilling in there for a while -- they're POTENT, people!
Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 1 can Sprite Zero (or 1 1/2 cups of any diet lemon-lime soda) 1 cup Diet Ocean Spray Cranberry Pomegranate (or another flavor of Diet Ocean Spray) 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 small orange, peeled and chopped Half a Fuji apple, chopped Half a slightly under-ripe banana, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (if canned, packed in juice)
Directions: Place fruit in a large container that will not stain easily (like a glass pitcher or a high-quality plastic one). Cover fruit with wine and cranberry drink, and give mixture a good stir.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 hours. (It's TOTALLY worth it. Quit whining.)
Once ready to serve, add soda and give it a good stir. Pour and be sure to get a nice amount of fruit in each glass. Enjoy!
P.S. If you like your sangria with less alcohol per glass, add more of the cranberry drink until it tastes juuuuuust right.
MAKES 7 SERVINGS
HG Heads Up! Please, please, please drink responsibly. (And be of the legal drinking age.) Just 'cuz you're drinking guilt-free cocktails doesn't mean you won't be guilty of doing something TERRIBLE if you drink and drive. Be safe!
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