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Beat the heat this summer with these easy, fun, and refreshing Diet-Friendly Fruity Cocktails that won’t wreck your healthy-eating plan.
Please note this post is intended for readers 21+ years of age. Please drink responsibly.
Summer is the time to get together and have fun outside. I live in Central Pennsylvania, and it has been super hot and humid the past few weeks with no end in sight.
While I typically try to steer clear of calorie-laden drinks as part of my healthy lifestyle, sometimes you just have to indulge.
Luckily, these 20 Best Diet-Friendly Fruity Drinks satisfy my cravings for a cold, refreshing cocktail – without wrecking my healthy diet!
Remember, while the occasional drink is fine for most adults, moderation is key.
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends either choosing not to drink or limiting alcohol consumption to two drinks or less per day for men and one drink or less per day for women.
More diet-friendly drink options: 17 Best Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion.
More fruity and refreshing summer recipes:
This Whiskey Spiked Lemonade recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and tart from a healthier homemade simple syrup made with honey instead of sugar to help keep blood sugar levels balanced.
Like a spicy kick? Check out this Jalapeño Vodka Lemonade.
Margaritas are easily my favorite cocktail, but this refreshing lime drink is also one of the worst diet offenders!
With these Healthy Scratch Margaritas (i.e. made from scratch), I can enjoy my favorite flavors made with fresh squeezed fruit juice and natural unprocessed sweetener.
Here’s another fresh and fruity take on the classic margarita with fresh blood orange juice, triple sec, and fresh lime juice!
We all love a margarita, but if you ask me, this paloma cocktail is just as good! Made with grapefruit and lime juice, it’s sweet, sour, and refreshing.
Flavored club soda and a little key lime juice make this cocktail simple and refreshing. Just like your favorite key lime pie.
Make use of the fragrant lavender in your garden to make a pitcher (or two!) of this creative and delicious take on sangria!
A bourbon cocktail with bright, fresh cherry flavor for easy summer sipping!
Skip some of the calories with this lightened up Skinny Piña Colada this summer! It has all your favorite flavors with fewer calories than the original.
Cool down with a refreshing peach mojito made with fresh peaches, mint, and rum.
Rhubarb season is short, and this refreshing rhubarb vodka cocktail shouldn’t be missed. Quick and easy to make, the Rhubarb Pie Cocktail will become a spring and early summer favorite!
This recipe is technically a mocktail (i.e. no alcohol), but I love the fresh and fruity combination of blueberry and lime sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup.
Make this drink a true cocktail by adding your favorite rum to taste (I like 2 tablespoons).
Not a fan of sweet drinks? This one’s for you.
All you need is grapefruit juice, vodka, and salt for a refreshing fruity beverage that’s more tart than sweet.
This Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz is bright, refreshing, and super seasonal perfect for your next gathering or just for a fun Friday night happy hour.
A little sweet with a little kick and a whole lotta fun! This Skinny Pineapple and Jalapeño infused vodka cocktail is THE drink of the summer.
Soooo simple, no junky ingredients – just an easy cocktail your entire summer crowd will love.
Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange flavored vodka, triple sec, and sparkling water – and it’s only 108 calories!
Sparkling White Peach Sangria is a great brunch or summer cocktail you can make ahead to make party prep super simple!
Ginger beer, lime, and vodka are mixed with blood orange juice and pomegranate in this tasty cocktail.
A 5-min cocktail! Sweet, bubbly and refreshing with just the perfect amount of strawberries, thyme, limoncello and prosecco!
This Sparkling Watermelon Lychee Cocktail cannot be any easier to make, and it’s refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
Plus, it’s just a really pretty cocktail with the sliced watermelon garnish!
Cherry Lemonade Vodka Slushies are a refreshing summer treat made with lemonade and cherry vodka. Perfect for hot summer days!
When it’s hot outside, beat the heat by making these Fun and Refreshing Diet-Friendly Fruity Cocktails for your next picnic or party.
For more diet-friendly drink options, check out Best Low-Calorie Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion.
What do you think of these Healthy Diet-Friendly Fruity Cocktails that won’t wreck your healthy-eating plan? What are your favorite alcoholic beverages to enjoy on your healthy diet?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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