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Roundup // Skinny Summer Cocktails

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Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

As Washingtonians know, the summer humidity is here and it's here to stay. Here's a roundup of eight delicious summer cocktails to cool you down, each perfect for a bridal shower, bachelorette bash or spontaneous girls' night in. (Bonus: they won't affect your wedding waistline!)

1. Glass of Bubbly

Thinking champagne but don't exactly have a reason to celebrate? Here's one: a 4 oz. glass is only 85 calories! Something you and all of your girlfriends can toast to.


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2. Half & Half

This drink is like an Arnold Palmer with a kick to it. Just pair 2 oz. of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka with 6 oz. of Crystal Light Pure Lemonade in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice and you have a perfect drink for a girl's night out on the porch. Just don't forget the bug spray!


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3. Skinny Strawberry Daiquiris

One of the most famous drinks of the summer: the Strawberry Daiquiri. This delicious drink is made up of 8 ounces of fresh strawberries, 2 cups of ice, 1/2 cup of Bacardi Light Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, and fresh mint leaves for garnishing.


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4. White Sangria

You don't have to be in Spain to enjoy this tasty drink. Mix 1.5 cups of dry white wine, 1/2 cup of soda water and 1/2 cup of any low-calorie citrus flavored soda in a large pitcher. Then cut your fruit of choice ( recommends peaches, pears, and raspberries) into small pieces and combine into the pitcher. Chill the sangria mixture overnight before serving, allowing the flavors to fully soak in.


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5. Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

This fresh signature cocktail which will make you the most envied hostess around. All that is required is 1 cup of fresh blackberries, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, and 1 bottle of champagne!


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6. Vodka & Diet Sierra Mist

Not only is this drink under 100 calories, but it won't leave a mark if you spill! Order on the rocks.


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7. Three Olives Patriotic Bombshell

What better drink for a 4th of July party? ]Use 3 oz of Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka, 2 oz club soba with a splash of grenadine for rewarding results.


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8. Cosmopolitan

Last but definitely not least, the Cosmopolitan. Carrie Bradshaw's drink of choice can be counted as just 115 calories if it consists of Raspberry-infused vodka, club soda, and a cranberry or lime. If you're not feeling the raspberry, don't be shy to try any other fruit-infused vodka with low-calorie lime juice.


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