I love happy hour. There’s something about sipping a bubbly, tasty drink while gossiping with girlfriends about their latest dating app blunder or co-worker horror story.

While my go-to is usually a glass of red wine—sauvignon blanc to be exact—innovative, fun cocktails are always tempting. The downside to many craft cocktails on restaurant menus is the calorie count. Syrups, fruit purees, and sugary juices can turn what looks like an innocent mixed drink into a calorie-packed booze blunder.

Luckily, with a few simple tweaks you can enjoy the craft cocktail experience in a healthier way. Here are five of my favorite craft cocktails with a healthy twist:

Coconut Berry Bliss

1.5 ounces of berry flavored vodka

2 tablespoons of muddled berries

1 cup of coconut water

Garnish with frozen berries

 

Rosemary Orange Whiskey Spritz

1.5 ounces of whiskey

1 cup of soda water

Splash of ginger ale

Juice from 1 slice of fresh orange

Garnish with a stem of rosemary and orange peel

 

Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

1.5 ounces of tequila

1 cup of soda water 

Juice from 2 fresh limes

Pair with a salted rim and lime garnish

 

Spicy Cranberry Vodka

1.5 ounces of vodka

1 cup of soda water

Mix with sliced jalapenos and fresh cranberries

Optional: Add a splash of cranberry juice

 

Skinny Mojito

1.5 ounces of rum

Muddled mint

Juice from 2 fresh limes

1 cup of soda water

1 packet of raw sugar or Stevia

 

Which one of our healthy cocktails was your favorite?

Try them all out!  Let us know which one of our healthy cocktails is your favorite.  Reach out to Millennial Nutrition on Instagram and share your photos of the tasty drinks!

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