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5 Diet Friendly Alcoholic Beverages

Have you been enjoying summer a bit too much? Does the social calendar for the next few months not fit in with your new clean living ‘I’m so losing those extra 5 kilos by March’ 2015 resolutions? Here are some easy recipes for some healthier alternatives when enjoying a few beverages this weekend. Because sacrificing bread during the week has worn you down. And you NEED that vodka come Friday.

L’Orange Carrot Ginger via the nest

Vodka, fresh carrot and orange juice with a splash of diet ginger beer. Refreshing and nutritious. Did someone say clean drinking?

Orange-carrot-ginger

Vodka Grapefruit Soda, recipe from Pastry Affair

Grapefruits are known for their many health benefits including boosting metabolism, strengthening the immune system, reducing stress and protecting against cancer. Sure, the vodka probably diffuses most of these benefits, but we will still take it.

Grapefruit-soda

Jamie Oliver’s Bloody Mary

This is my favourite guilty pleasure. And it’s one that I don’t even have to feel too guilty about. Organic tomato juice, a splash of Worcestershire, a dash of tabasco and voila. Health in a typsy glass.

Bloody-Mary-Jamie-Oliver

Skinny Margarita via Eating Well

For this recipe all you will need is fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec and it’s 150 calories less than a normal margarita. The perfect summer beverage.

Skinny Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri from the crew at thekitchn

Another summer classic using only a few ingredients and the trusted blender. Swap the strawberries for any other fresh summer fruit to mix it up.

Strawberry-Daiquiri

Heading out after your pre drinks at home? Try ordering a G&T and requesting diet tonic water if they have it. Or stick to vthe trusted Vodka Soda or Rum & Diet Coke.

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