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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Summer Drink Recipes

healthy summer drink recipes

What could be better than spending long glorious days basking in the sun before slipping into this season’s trends to sip on a sunset-view summery cocktail? I cherish every moment of the summer months I spend between New York and Miami, catching up with loved ones. The bad news? Most seasonal favorites are overflowing with concealed sugars and fats. Read on for the ultimate guide to healthy summer drink recipes.

1. Organic or biodynamic wine.

These wine options are upgraded vino selections to avoid added sulfates and other nasties.

2. Go fresh!

Avoid premade mixers, which are overflowing with sugars, preservatives, and color additives. Use fresh, natural ingredients such as berries, lime, fresh mint, lavender, cucumber, and lemon to sweeten and flavor your beverages naturally.

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Blueberry Lemon and Cucumber Gin Mojito 🥒 🍋 ———————————————— Ingredients For the Blueberry Honey Simple Syrup4 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup honey Juice from half a lemon For the Blueberry, Lemon and Cucumber Gin Mojito1.5oz Blueberry Honey Simple Syrup 2 oz of gin Juice from half a lemon 5 leaves fresh mint 5 slices of cucumber Soda water Ice Optional GarnishEdible flowers (I used pansies) Cocktail skewers slice A of lemon Fresh blueberries A sprig of mint ———————————————— Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) DOUBLE TAP ❤️ ——————————————— #mixology #mixologyart #mixologybar #mixologyguide #craftedmixology #mixologybrasil #mixologymovement #molecularmixology #homemixology #cocktailrecipes #cocktails🍹 #cocktailparty #cocktailtime🍹 #cocktailrecipe #cocktailculture #cocktaillife #cocktailstyle #cocktailslovers #cocktailsforyou #cocktailwaitress #mixologybrasil #mixologystyle #mixologyice #mixologyclass #cocktails🍹 #cocktailart #cocktaildresses #cocktailoftheday #cocktailoftheweek #cocktailblogger

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BOURBON PEACH SMASH 🍑 ——————————————— Ingredients 1/2 of a ripe peach cut into slices 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp fresh rosemary 1 lemon wedge 2 measures Bourbon 1 measure white wine 1 measure orange juice crushed ice ——————————————— Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) Follow us for more👉(@coctailrecipes ) DOUBLE TAP❤️ ——————————————— #mixology #mixologyart #mixologybar #mixologyguide #craftedmixology #mixologybrasil #mixologymovement #molecularmixology #homemixology #cocktailrecipes #cocktails🍹 #cocktailparty #cocktailtime🍹 #cocktailrecipe #cocktailculture #cocktaillife #cocktailstyle #cocktailslovers #cocktailsforyou #cocktailwaitress #mixologybrasil #mixologystyle #mixologyice #mixologyclass #cocktails🍹 #cocktailart #cocktaildresses #cocktailoftheday #cocktailoftheweek #cocktailblogger

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3. Give Kombucha a whirl.

Kombucha (homemade or a natural readymade alternative) is surging with antioxidants. The vitamin B-rich drink may even help you defend your body against hangovers.

4. Coconut water.

Coconut water is a superhero thanks to its miracle-working electrolytes, which help prevent dehydration.

What recipes will you be trying this summer? Tweet me @lorenridinger.