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.
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- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 can lemon seltzer water
- frozen watermelon cubes
- lime wheel for garnish
- Pour tequila into rocks glass.
- Add cubes of frozen watermelon to glass.
- Top off with lemon seltzer water.
- Garnish with lime wheel.
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.
There are a few things every four years that cause business as usual to come to a halt in The Blind Pig household. You may or may not be aware that on Thursday, the 2018 World Cup commenced. Since then, soccer, or football as the rest of the world calls it, has been running on our TV almost 24/7. Craig and Blind Piglet #2 are huge soccer fans, and don’t like to miss out on any of the action. In honor of the World Cup, we are going to feature some cocktails with some World Cup flavor over the next few weeks.
Since the World Cup is hosted by Russia this year, our first idea was to feature a Moscow Mule. However, we feel that has probably already been done, so we made a little twist on the Moscow Mule to create the Watermelon Mule. Whether you are a soccer fan, or your feet have never touched the pitch, the Watermelon Mule is a beverage that can be enjoyed by all.
The Watermelon Mule is a great summer drink, and is easy, tasty and fresh. Add 1.5 ounces of Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka to a rocks glass or mule mug. Fill with ice. Top off with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a lime.
The watermelon mule is a great twist on the traditional Moscow Mule. It makes a great summer drink.
- 1.5 ounces Seagram's Watermelon Vodka
- Ginger Beer (about 1/2 can or bottle)
- juice from 1/2 lime
- lime wedge and watermelon wedge for garnish
- Pour 1.5 ounces of Seagram's Watermelon Vodka in a rocks glass or mule mug.
- Add 1/2 cup of ice to glass.
- Top off with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime juice.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime and wedge of watermelon.
It’s refreshing. It’s tasty. It’s like summer in a mug! Now you are ready to sit back and relax in your hammock or watch a World Cup match.
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