When enjoying cocktails, it’s easy to unknowingly ingest more sugar and calories than intended. Sweet mixers, full-calorie sodas, or sugary juices are often added to liquor to make delicious cocktail drinks, but unfortunately that also means a lot of added calories.
Looking for some ideas for low-calorie and low-sugar cocktail recipes? We have you covered! True Citrus products are the perfect healthy alternative to sugary cocktail mixes.
Trying to cut back on drinking alcohol all together? Any of these recipes can be made as mocktails simply by adding sparkling water in place of booze.
The Best Low-Calorie Fruit Infused Cocktail Recipes
Peach Sage Vodka Lemonade
True Lemon Peach Lemonade
Absolut Pear Vodka (or plain vodka)
In a large container, combine sliced ginger with 2-3 sage leaves. Use the back of a wooden spoon to crush the leaves and ginger together. Add 2-3 packets of True Lemon Peach Lemonade, and about 4oz of pear vodka. Fill the rest of the container with sparkling water. Mix well, and serve with a garnish of fresh sage.
Fruit Infused Raspberry Margarita
True Lemon Raspberry Fruit Infusions
Fresh raspberries (optional)
In a small container, add 1 teaspoon of honey with a splash of hot water. Stir until dissolved. In a large jar, add the honey/water mixture, 1 packet of True Lime, 2 packets of True Lemon Raspberry Fruit Infusions, 4 ounces of water, and 6oz of tequila. Top with ice, cover with lid, and shake well. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, over ice and garnished with fresh raspberries. Makes 2 servings.
Power Berry Pina Colada Cocktail
True Lemon Energy Wild Blackberry Pomegranate
Small (5oz) can of unsweetened coconut cream
Fill a blender half-full with water, and about 4-6 ounces of rum. Add 3 packets of True Lemon Energy Wild Blackberry Pomegranate, about 1 cup of frozen pineapple, and the can of coconut cream. Top with a handful of ice, and blend until smooth. If consistency is too thick add more water, if too thin, add more frozen pineapple or ice.
Sugar-Free Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
In a tall glass over ice, add 1.5oz whipped cream vodka, 1-2 packets of True Orange, then fill the glass with sparkling water. Stir and enjoy! This can also be made in a shaker, without the sparkling water. Just shake with ice, pour in a fancy glass, and top with sparkling water.
Vodka True Lemon Spritzer
Sweet white wine (such as Riesling or Moscato)
In a wine glass over ice, combine about 2oz of wine with 1oz vodka. Add 1 packet of True Lemon, then top with sparkling water. This cocktail is also delicious with champagne in place of the wine and sparkling water.
Poolside Spiked Iced Tea Lemonade
True Lemon Iced Tea
True Lemon Original Lemonade
Rum or vodka
In a large container or jug, mix 3 packets True Lemon Iced Tea with 3 packets True Lemon Original Lemonade. Add about 6-8 ounces of your favorite vodka or rum. Fill the container with water and mix well. Serve over ice, in a plastic cup with a straw for poolside enjoyment.
True Citrus products are proven to encourage you to drink more water, so try any of our delicious flavors in your glass or water bottle to stay hydrated all year long.
About True Citrus:
We have a Live True Promise that applies to everything we do: use the best, truest ingredients in our products, and bring our customers the highest quality in citrus flavors, drink mixes, and salt-free seasoning blends. We are also devoted to providing the support and guidance our customers need to be as healthy and happy as possible throughout every facet of their lives.
How True Citrus Goes Above and Beyond:
We have created our line of better-for-you products with your health in mind, and without compromising on taste. You’ll only find simple and clean ingredients in True Citrus products! You will never find: chemicals, sodium, gluten, GMO’s, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives in our products. You will find: bright natural flavors from real citrus oils, a delightful array of flavors, and products that are either unsweetened, lightly sweetened with all-natural Stevia (sugar-free), salt-free, low calorie, or 0-calorie.