3 Fun Frozen Summer Cocktails to Spice Up Any Party

“In the summertime when the weather’s hot……” That’s right. Summer is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about frozen drinks. Of course, some frozen drinks can be a bit high in calories. Take the classic pina colada, for example. Pina coladas can be loaded in fat and calories. Thankfully, you don’t have to consume 1,000 calorie drinks this summer. Here are three frozen cocktail recipes that won’t go straight to your hips.

Light Pina Coladas

Pina coladas have been a summer favorite for decades. Heck, there’s even a few songs about them. However, they are absolutely loaded with fat and calories. However, this recipe is much healthier for those of you who are counting liquor calories. By substituting the cream of coconut with coconut milk, you’ll save several grams of fat and hundreds of calories.

GalTimeTV Shares Healthier Cocktail Recipes

We already know that alcohol and wine calories can make your weight loss goals hard to achieve. The trick, at the end of the day, is to make sure you’re drinking in moderation and to make healthier, lower-calorie choices.

This video from GalTimeTV proves just that. It compares several drinks and challenges you to guess which is better for you. You’ll probably be a bit surprised!

Rocky’s Low-Cal Pink Lemonade Cocktail

The warm weather is apparently here and the summer holidays will be here before you know it. Don’t let all of those beers and iced, fruity beverages drag your diet down with all of the extra alcohol calories. In this video, Rocky shows you how to make an incredible low-calorie cocktail with simple mixers – water and Crystal Lite. She also adds some tips for how to control your alcohol intake in social settings where you may be more conscious of over-indulging due to social pressure. Check it out!

3 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is well known for it’s green beer, but what about something more interesting? Why bore your guests with the same old drinks, when you could serve something fun? Whether it’s a Pot of Gold Martini or Irish Coffee with a Twist, these are cocktails that are fun, delicious and very Irish.

Pot of Gold Martini

Imagine a golden martini, shimmering in the glass. It’s a much more elegant idea that a pint of green beer. Best of all, it’s easy to make and your guests will get a kick out of the clever name. Of course, because we’re trying to be authentic, you will need to purchase an Irish whiskey to complete the recipe.

Healthy Bloody Mary

We often joke about starting the morning with an old fashioned Bloody Mary, but let’s face it – grabbing the closest and fastest ingredients on the store shelf does not make for the healthiest of drinks.

This version of the Bloody Mary is healthier because it uses all fresh ingredients (you can even go as far as making your own fresh tomato juice). The fresh ingredients cut down on the added sugar and sodium and leave you with a refreshing cocktail. Check it out:

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating Valentine’s day with someone you love, if you are having a girls-night in, or if you are boycotting the holiday altogether. These fantastic cocktail recipes, as featured on The Rhode Show, will certainly tickle your taste buds. You’ll enjoy the variety, especially “Cupid’s Downfall” for those of you willing to stick with the theme while cursing the little winged guy. There’s even a non-alcohol recipe for the kids and anyone who is avoiding alcohol calories. Enjoy!

5 Old Favorites

Sometimes you can’t beat the classics – the drinks that have been served for decades. Of course, there’s a reason these drinks have stood the test of time and it all boils down to great taste. Whether you’re sipping a classic martini or kicked back on a southern porch with a mint julep, there are some cocktails that you can’t go wrong with. Here are just five old favorites to get you started.

Classic Martini

The classic martini is a blend of gin and vermouth. While many choose to make this cocktail with vodka, that’s not what a true martini is. When ordering this classic drink, be prepared for the cocktail to contain gin and a juicy, salty olive, which makes this classic martini so memorable.

Special SuperBowl Margarita

Here’s something extra special in light of SuperBowl weekend. The TipsyBartender has put together a quick little tutorial showing you how to make a super delicious SuperBowl Blue Bulldog Margarita.

If you want to cut down on the alcohol calories, make sure you ditch the full-calorie Corona for a Corona Light (and share that huge 45oz. beverage with a friend or two). Enjoy and have a safe weekend!

Healthy Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for Kids

Everyone remembers being too young to have some of grandma’s special punch or a sip of mom’s champagne. Chances are we wouldn’t have liked the taste at that age anyway, but that’s beside the point. Children often feel left out at social gatherings because they don’t get to have special drinks in fancy glasses. They don’t know that alcohol isn’t good for them at such a young age or that it might make them feel ill the next morning. All they know is they can’t have any.

During your next family gathering, change that can’t into a can. No, that doesn’t mean you should give your children alcohol. What it means is that you create beverages for them that look like cocktails, but are non-alcoholic. They get to have the fun of a fancy drink without the ill effects. Best of all, these drinks are so good, the children might have to share them with the adults who are bypassing liquor calories at the party.

Irish Car Bomb Recipe

We all know that sometimes you don’t want a fancy drink. You want something that will put you on your toes. One favorite recipe is the Irish Car Bomb. This drink is a bit on the manly side because the drink was meant to be chugged. Of course, women who have had a bad day may consider this drink just what they need. There are two preparation methods for this drink and both are included below. Just remember to use a good beer when making this drink or you will completely ruin the flavor.

Irish Car Bomb

The bold taste of stout mixes with the creamy flavor of Irish cream liqueur and throat burning whiskey to create a drink that will allow you to let go of a hard day.