In a cocktail shaker muddle 5 cucumber slices with 1oz lime juice. Add .75 oz silver tequila, .75 oz orange flavored vodka, and a splash of tangerine or orange juice.
Top with ice and give it a good shake. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with cucumber slices and an orange wheel before enjoying this light, summery margarita knowing you’re going big on flavor but oh-so-low on calories.
In a cocktail shaker combine 1.5 oz gin, .75 oz blackberry liquer (sometimes called creme de mure), 4 blackberries, .75 oz lemon juice, and 1 oz simple sugar syrup.
Top with ice and shake this mixture vigorously. Pour the whole thing, ice and all, into a glass and sip this sweet but light fruity mixture that will keep you wanting seconds.
In a mixing glass or a cocktail shaker, muddle 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit chunks, 1 basil leaf, .75 oz fresh lime juice, and .75 oz simple sugar syrup.
Add 1 oz pink grapefruit flavored vodka and 1oz gin to muddled mix. Top with ice and shake before straining into a martini glass.
Garnish this drink with a grapefruit wedge and a basil leaf for a tart and refreshing cocktail that’s much lighter than it tastes.
In a mixing glass, muddle 4 blackberries, 10-12 mint leaves, 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1 oz simple sugar syrup.
Add 2 oz silver rum and top with crushed ice and a splash of seltzer water. Give the mix a stir and garnish this sweet, fizzy summery creation with some mint leaves and fresh blackberries.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 4 lemon wedges and 4-5 mint leaves with 1 oz simple sugar syrup.
Add 2 oz lemon tea flavored vodka, top with ice, and give the mix a good shake. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and top with a splash of unsweetened tea.
Lemon wheels make a pretty garnish for this light and refreshing hot weather drink.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 oz watermelon and 3 basil leaves. Add ice, .2 oz simple sugar syrup, and 1 oz silver tequila.
Shake and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a watermelon cube, additional basil leaves, and even a salt rim for truly perfect poolside sipping.
In a blender, place 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1 oz rum, and 1/4 cup light coconut milk.
Blend until the mixture is smooth, add a handful of ice cubes, and blend again. Pour into a tall glass and add an umbrella for a taste of fun with this summery skinny colada.