Healthy summer cocktail recipes

May 8, 2008 at 5:44 p.m. ET

While barbecuing or sitting poolside, who doesn't love a refreshing cocktail or two to quench a summer thirst? However, many of your favorite summer drinks, like margaritas and mojitos, are loaded with calories and packed with sugar! After working so hard all winter to trim down, don't let your new body go to waste! Try these healthy cocktail recipes made with HINT flavored water.

Cocktails in the Pool
HINT flavored water is the newest drink in the health and wellness beverage sector. And it is quickly becoming the hottest mixer to spice up the summer party scene. It still gives your cocktail a delicious taste but doesn't add extra calories, carbs or sugar. You can drink healthier and still enjoy your summer slim and trim! To learn more about HINT flavored water, visit Drink HINT.

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Hint of Mint!

Serves 1

3 whole mint leaves
Lime wedge
2 ounces of 3 Vodka (carb-free liquor made from soy isolates)
4 ounces Peppermint HINT

Muddle the mint leaves in a shaker. Squeeze in the lime juice. Add ice, vodka and HINT. Shake to blend. Strain into a chilled glass.

Perfect Pear!

Serves 1

2 ounces ZYR vodka (crystal-pure vodka without added sugars or lactic acid)
4 ounces Pear HINT
Pear slice

Add ice to a glass. Pour in vodka and HINT. Stir. Garnish with a pear slice.

For more summer beverages, check out these links:

Summer cocktails with tequila

How to make the perfect mojito

Sangria is a healthy summer drink