10 Healthier Cocktails for Your Holiday Weekend

The guilt-free way to celebrate the long weekend.



Memorial Day weekend calls for a few things: sunshine, relaxing, barbecues, and of course, booze. Some cocktails are sneaky though, and can cause you to pack in a boatload of extra calories if you’re not careful. So here, 10 healthier cocktail recipes to help you steer clear of the calorie bombs. Happy drinking!

Boozy Green Lemonade
via With Food & Love

What’s better than ice-cold lemonade on a hot day? Let me think, ice-cold lemonade plus booze on a hot day. This delicious Boozy Green Lemonade is loaded with juiced celery, apples, lemons, and spinach or kale.

The Skinny Jalapeño Margarita
via Self

While one normal margarita can cost you up to 680 calories this jalapeño margarita weighs in at only 169. The combination of agave nectar, lime juice, and tequila never sounded so good.

The Skimlet
via Shape

This citrusy drink combines pineapple juice (great for its detoxifying properties), agave nectar, tarragon (helps with digestion and contains 70 phytonutrients), and lime juice. Oh and vodka

Pina Colada Cooler
via Fitness Magazine 

Did you know that a normal pina colada can have as many as 640 calories? Yikes. Instead, try out this skinny edition which seriously cuts the calories without cutting the flavor.

Mojito Makeover
via Fitness Magazine

This calorie-light mojito is super easy to make and just as tasty as the original.

Passion Fruit Cocktail
via Life by Daily Burn

This tropical cocktail is only 230 calories and packs a healthy punch. Passion fruit puree plus champagne plus liqeur equals a healthy and happy Friday night.

Miso Bloody Mary
via My Recipes 

Good news! This unique twist on the traditional bloody Mary is healthier for you and is less than 150 calories. You and your girlfriends can sip your favorite daytime drink without killing your beach bods.

Low-Cal. Long Island Iced Tea
via Drinks Mixer 

Long Island Iced Tea is super delicious but it’s definitely not kind of the waistline. However this low-calorie recipe cuts the calories by 80 percent. Uh, raise your hand if you didn’t think this was possible. Yeah, I thought so.

Bombay Magic
via Health.com 

Okay, so I’m pretty sure this drink wins the prize for containing the fewest calories. Just 109, folks! You seriously can’t beat that. Plus the citrusy taste is perfect for summer.

Mean Green Kale Margaritas
via Feed Me Phoebe 

Watch out, this margarita is dangerously healthy. By throwing raw honey and one packet of Plum Vida kale, pear, apple and spinach blend into a classic margarita, you can pack in the nutrients from your green, leafy friends and have a good time while doing it.

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