Rum for brunch: Lauren Conrad's low-cal, summer cocktails

Mar 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET

SheKnows got the chance to sit down with Lauren Conrad at The Beverly Hills Hotel for an intimate brunch and cocktails to discuss all things summer — and, more importantly, her favorite, low-calorie rum cocktails.

Lauren Conrad, Malibu rum
Photo credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Malibu Island Spiced

When asked if she knew what her go-to cocktail of the summer would be, she pointed down and said, "It's this cocktail I am drinking: a mojito with Malibu Island Spiced Rum. It's more tropical because it's got the coconut, vanilla and cinnamon."

Because L.C., like most ladies, enjoys a cocktail or two, she thinks it's essential to do it the low-cal way: "I like mixing my drinks with club soda or coconut water... it's low-cal and hydrates, so you don't get wrinkles or hangovers."

So why not try them out? Here are four recipes from L.C., just for you:

1

Cabana crush

Cabana Crush

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Malibu Island Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts pineapple juice
  • Lime wedge

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Low-cal option:
  • For a lighter option, add 2 parts soda water and 1 part pineapple juice on top of Malibu Island Spiced Rum.

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2

Primped & pampered

Primped & Pampered

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Malibu Island Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts fresh cider
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass and dip in cinnamon powder.
  2. Mix ingredients in shaker over ice.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick if desired.

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3

Malibu Island Spiced mojito

Malibu Island Spiced Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Malibu Island Spiced Rum
  • 2 packets Truvia
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 3 parts soda water

Directions:

  1. Muddle lime, mint and Truvia in the bottom of a Collins glass.
  2. Add Malibu Island Spiced.
  3. Top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with mint sprigs.
4

Malibu coconut spiced

Malibu Coconut Spiced

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Malibu Island Spiced Rum
  • 4 parts coconut water

Directions:

  1. Build ingredients over ice in a rocks glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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