It’s Fri-yay! Work is done, goals are crushed, and now it’s time to pin your hair up, throw on your Baddie Bonnet, and curl up on the couch with a refreshing cocktail to celebrate surviving another week.
But since no one wants to sacrifice a snatched waist for a few drinks, we’ve rounded up a few healthy and easy-to-make recipes that will help you stay on track with your fitness goals and satisfy your hard earned cocktail cravings without the extra calories, and without sacrificing taste. Now that’s something to celebrate – cheers!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
1 tsp pomegranate seeds
4 oz champagne
.5 tsp store bought pomegranate juice
1 tsp cassis
Drop the pomegranate seeds into a Champagne flute. Pour champagne into flute, add pomegranate juice and cassis.
Mixed Berry Sangria
1 bottle (750 milliliters) sparkling white wine
2-1/2 cups white cranberry juice
2/3 cup light or coconut rum
1/3 cup each fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries
1/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries
In a large pitcher, mix wine, juice and rum; add fruit. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; serve over ice.
3/4 cup: 134 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
Photo Credit: Taste of Home
White Wine Spritzer
.75 glass very chilled white wine
.75 glass very chilled club soda
Slice of Lime
Pour wine to fill half the glass. Add club soda. Garnish with lime on the rim.