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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.
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!
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.
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 (Health.com 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.
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!
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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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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