Want a delicious cocktail with fewer calories and sugar? Try a Spiced Raspberry Ginger Green Tea Cocktail!
Summer is just around the corner and it brings picnics, barbecues and celebrations full of food and alcohol. You know summer parties aren’t the same without a cold, refreshing cocktail, am I right? My Spiced Raspberry Ginger Green Tea Cocktail hits the spot!
I’m not a big drinker, mostly because it contains so many calories that I don’t consider it worth my while most of the time. However, I do enjoy a good party and definitely partake in a drink here and there. This month’s Recipe Redux theme is Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations. We were challenged to share healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations. Hello, Memorial Day weekend!
While in the supermarket I stumbled upon a bottle of diet green tea ginger ale. While that’s not a go-to grocery item for me, I thought it might make a really unique flavored cocktail. I have a rule when making alcoholic drinks; the calories should only come from the alcohol and not syrupy sweet mixers. I like to use non-caloric drinks like diet soda, flavored seltzer or sparkling water, or stevia sweetened drinks like Bai or Vitamin Water. I add nutrition and fiber with fruit or veggies like berries or muddled cucumber.
A few of my favorites are:
Coconut rum with coconut flavored Bai
Vodka, a little blue curacao and diet lemon-lime soda or sugar free lemonade
Vodka with seltzer, muddled cucumber and mint
This Spiced Raspberry Ginger Green Tea Cocktail clocks in around 100 calories. Enjoy!
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- 1.5 ounces spiced rum
- 8-10 ounces diet green tea ginger ale
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- Fill a 16oz Mason jar or glass 3/4 of the way with ice
- Add rum, ginger ale and raspberries.
- Optional: a pretty straw or umbrella
What are your favorite drink mixers? Do you have a lower sugar drink hack you love?