Low-Calorie Cocktails for any event

Yes, ladies, one of the biggest concerns for your big day is making sure that killer wedding outfit fits like a bomb!  But how are you supposed to watch those calories with all the events and parties coming your way?  You know drinks are involved and most drinks pack a heavier punch than food in the weight-gain section.

No stress, team Mohabbat got you covered :D!  Check out these awesome LOW-CALORIE fruity cocktails to keep those hips swaying happily!

As always, drink responsibly.  Don’t drink and drive.

Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

By Erin, The Almond Eater

 

Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Author: Erin from The Almond Eater

Equipment

  • Pitcher / Large jug
  • Fridge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups club soda
  • 1/2 cup vodka / champagne
  • 2 cups sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine soda, vodka, cucumbers, and strawberries together in a large pitcher.

  • Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, allowing the fruit to become absorbed.
  • Enjoy over ice!

Skinny Paloma

By Eating Bird Food

I am not a big fan of grapefruit but this cocktail looked too pretty not add it on our list :).

Skinny Paloma

Gluten-Free cocktail
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Author: Brittany Mullins

Ingredients

  • 350 ml Fresh grapefruit juice Approximately 2 to 3 pink/red grapefruit juiced.
  • 90 ml Tequila
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit flavoured sparkling water (optional)
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt (for the rim of the glass)

Instructions

  • Add 1 shot of tequila, 180ml of grapefruit juice, 1 teaspoon of lime juice and ice into each glass.

  • Stir to combine, add of splash of sparkling water (if using) and garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes

The recipe was written with measurements in ounces - I simply rounded it off to the nearest ml.

Watermelon Martini

By Becky Striepe from Glue and Glitter

Watermelon Martini

with basil and cracked black pepper
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Becky Striepe

Equipment

  • Large jug / punch bowl
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 5cm pieces of fresh watermelon
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp Fresh basil leaves ( add extra for garnish )
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Put the watermelon into your blender, and puree until it’s pretty smooth. Strain the juice into a cocktail shaker.

  • Add the vodka, peppercorns, and basil to your shaker, then muddle your ingredients together.

  • Toss your ice cubes into your cocktail shaker, and give everything a good shake. The longer you shake, the more diluted your drink will get, so shake just until the shaker starts to feel cold on the outside.

  • Strain into your martini glass and garnish with basil and a few peppercorns if you like.

Notes

Recipe uses measurments in ounces and inches - I rounded to the closest decimal.

Triple Berry Vodka Spritzer

By I Love My Disorganized Life

Triple Berry Vodka Spritzer

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Author: Rachel

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler - used to smash up the berries. If you're not a die-hard cocktail maker and have no idea what a muddler is ( I sure as hell did not know ), use whatever works for you around the kitchen 🙂

Ingredients

  • Mixed frozen berries Woolies has a great pack of 400g mixed frozen berries for R49.99. Alternatively make a choice of your favourite fresh berries.
  • 45 ml Vodka
  • Ice
  • Lemon-Lime soda

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle one of each berry

  • Fill with ice and add vodka

  • Shake well

  • Pour over a large glass filled with ice

  • Add 296ml lemon-lime soda

  • Garnish with additional berries if desired

Notes

This recipe could easily be doubled, tripled, etc. Simply add 45ml vodka per person, shake and distribute evenly between glasses

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz

By Jen from The Search for Imperfection

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Author: Jen

Equipment

  • Muddler - alternatively use a spoon or fork to crush berrie

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 1 can Lemonade of your choice (ones with fizz)
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Sliced Lemons for garnish

Instructions

  • Muddle/smash a handful of blueberries in your glass
  • Add vodka - add more or less according to your taste
  • Add ice and fill your glass with fizzy lemonade
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and enjoy!

Notes

The recipe called for Limonata lemonade.  You could also use the Schweppes lemonade which most South Africans are familiar with.

Cool Gin & Cucumber Cocktail

By Katie from Life She Lives

Not a fruit but who can resist a refreshing cucumber cocktail on a hot South African summer day 🙂

Cool Gin & Cucumber Cocktail

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Author: Katie

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Gin
  • 45 ml Cucumber juice
  • 3 - 4 slices Cucumber - sliced lengthwise as pictured - for the garnish
  • Extra cucumber sliced in circles for the muddling / crushing at bottom of glass
  • 1/4 Lime
  • 3 - 4 Mint leaves
  • 75 ml Tonic water
  • Sugar - optional if the drink is too bitter for you. But remember not too much - it's a LOW CALORIE cocktail 🙂

Instructions

  • Cut your cucumber slices using a mandolin. For the muddling cucumbers, cut circles; for garnish, cut long slices as pictured.

  • Lightly muddle mint leaves, cucumber slices and lime wedge in a shaker (light enough that the cucumber stays mostly intact - you get plenty of cucumber flavor from the juice itself).

  • Juice half of a cucumber with a juicer. Muddle extra cucumber if you don't have a juicer.

  • Add gin, cucumber juice and sugar (if using). Shake well and pour over ice.

  • Top with tonic water and garnish with more mint and lime if desired.

 

Not a fan of alcohol, check out our Virgin Cocktails here!

 

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