Alcohol Is The Question - The Answer Is Yes.
Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Summertime is the time to sit out on the beach with some drinks, go downtown, vacation, BBQ’s, Weddings, Bridal showers you name it! Throwing any parties and need some drink ideas? Check out some of my favorites below!
I don’t know about you but I love to have a good drink once in a while! ESPECIALLY something fun and refreshing in the summertime. I know a lot of people think that if you are on a “diet” that you shouldn’t drink - I’m here to tell you those diets that cut out food groups (yes I am going to count alcohol as a food group here) they are CRAZY. When you totally remove something from your life the second you add it back in you are going to revert back to where you started. The key to a sustainable LIFESTYLE - is to not go to drastic measures and eliminate things for short terms especially whole food groups like carbs etc. You have to find the balance.
Allow yourself to have some weekends where you eat the cake, eat the ice cream, grab some drinks every now and then - this is all a part of enjoying life IN BALANCE without going from one extreme to the next. By keeping these things that you enjoy in your meal plans, you can actually enjoy them rather than not having them and risk binging later!
Okay enough about that - Let’s get to the real reason we are all here - The DRINKS!
Here are a few of my FAVORITE Mocktails and Cocktails that I LOVE for the summer!
Photo Cred + Recipe: https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en-US/drinks/irish-lemonade
Anyone that knows me knows I like my whiskey. Jameson - my go to drink. Granted this one may not be the lowes calorie option on the list - It is worth it (again - balance right).
1 Part Jameson Original
2 Parts Lemonade
A splash of Club Soda
Mint / lemon for garnish
Skinny Cucumber Cocktail
BOD EXCLUSIVE Recipe
This light refreshing cocktail is to die for while sitting by the pool!
5 slices of cucumber
2 tbsp mint leaves
1 oz vodka
1 cup club soda
2 tsp St.- Germain Liqueur
1 wedge of lime
Tipsy Arnold Palmer
This low calorie version of a classic summer drink is one that I LOVE to have. Super simple and way healthier (even with the vodka) Than your average Arnold palmer (Although Spankys on River Street in Savannah actually does have the best sweet tea around for these, I’m sure they use half a pound of sugar - IYKYK)
Juice from 1 lemon + 3 oz. of water
2 teabags steeped in 3oz. Boiling water then cooled
2 oz. vodka
sprig of mint (for garnish)
Georgia Peach Punch
Not only does this drink taste amazing, look really cute AND it doesn’t break the bank on calories - but it also gives you a super boost of ENERGY through all natural electrolites that taste just like fruit punch
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/3 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop all Natural electrolytes (I use the fruit punch!)
2 ice cubes
Throw all ingredients in a blender and ENJOY!
Hope you find one of these recipes enticing enough to enjoy at your next girls day / night, beach adventure, bridal brunch etc! Get crazy with it add some of your favorite ingredients to some of these, change the names to fit for your party GO WILD!
I would love to hear what your favorite recipes from the list are!!
Looking for more fun recipes for the summer?? Download some recipe cards for more of my faves!