Updated: Dec 13, 2021
Summer is quickly approaching and with that comes the idea of relaxing in the sun, hanging out with friends and let’s be honest…drinking. Classes are over and you are finally able to have a little fun this summer and maybe test out a few of those mixed drinks you’ve been seeing all over Pinterest.
However, with those mixed drinks comes a possible world of sugary mixers, foggy memories and that all too well-known after effect, the hangover. What if there were healthier beverage options though? Options that made you feel better about what you were drinking. Let’s break down a few options for healthy beverages that you can make this summer, especially the delicious Watermelon Margarita!
Healthy Tequila Sunrise
A tequila sunrise is a true classic when it comes to mixed drinks, but the sugary orange juice can really add up in calories and leave you feeling like you 100 percent did not wake up on the right side of the bed. Instead switch out the orange juice for a healthier beverage option that will leaving you feeling hydrated and happy.
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In a glass filled with ice, pour in tequila and REZ Orange Mango. Top it off with the grenadine syrup and, ta-da! You can also garnish it with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry if you’re feeling fancy.
Healthy Twist Vodka Punch
If you’re in the mood for a drink that really packs a punch, but doesn’t have too much sugar in it? Try this healthy twist on a vodka punch. This fruity drink has all you need for a refreshing and satisfying cocktail without all the added sugar.
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Mix the vodka and REZ Fruit Punch in a glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with fruit of your choosing. You can also make this in a large batch to serve at a party. Who spiked the punch bowl? You did.
Imagine yourself lounging by the pool, margarita in hand, soaking up those summer rays and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville playing in the background. It all sounds too good to be true. To be honest, it probably is too good to be true. A margarita is a delicious crowd favorite, but the typically margarita mix can contain more than 20 grams of sugar. Not to worry, we have you covered. Ditch the sugary mix and opt for a REZ Watermelon Peach beverage instead. This healthy beverage option contains antioxidants and is naturally sweetened, but still includes all the flavor you need for a margarita.
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Salt or Sugar
Salt the rim of a glass using a lime to make the sugar or salt stick to the glass. In a cocktail shaker add ice, REZ Watermelon Peach and tequila and shake. Add ice to the sugar or salt rimmed glass and pour the drink into the glass. Voila! A healthier beverage option for all your margarita needs.
The countdown has begun for the summer months ahead. So close are the days where we are a little less stressed and a little more buzzed. Here’s to a summer full of laughs, fun and new drinks! Do you have any drink ideas that weren’t listed? Let us know in the comments and share your thoughts.