One of the best parts about summer is slurping down delicious summer cocktails. With plentiful amounts of fresh fruit, berries, and herbs available the options seem endless. However, the added calories are not welcome to our waistlines. As you are probably aware, cocktail calories can add up quickly. We are always on the lookout for cocktails that are refreshing and let one imbibe a bit without the added calories. We have shared some low calorie cocktails with you in our posts for Day Drinking and our Skinny Agave Margarita. This week we have another umbrella-worthy lo-cal alternative that everyone can enjoy whether you are watching your waistline or not.
The Tequila Watermelon Fizz has only 64 calories per serving. Yes — 64!!!! While your friends are slurping down a Mambo Taxi from Mi Concina at 700 calories a pop, you will be slim and trim in your swim suit by the pool. To make the Tequila Watermelon Fizz you need your favorite tequila, lemon seltzer water, fresh limes and watermelon cubes. We cubed our watermelon and placed it in the freezer for a couple of hours. The frozen watermelon chunks served as a beautiful garnish, flavor enhancer, and as ice cubes for keeping our drink chilled. Place an ounce of tequila in a rocks glass. Add frozen watermelon. Top off with chilled lemon seltzer water. Add a lime wheel for garnish. We made this refreshing cocktail on the fourth of July and upped the festive look with blueberries.
Since this cocktail is so light and refreshing, it would taste great with any added fresh herbs, such as, thyme, rosemary, basil or cilantro. If you want to get really crazy, throw in some freshly sliced jalapenos. Let us know about your favorite combination. We would love to hear from you! Thanks to Rhonda’s friend, Amy, who shared this drink idea with us.
Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.