A Light Hearted Buzz

Skip the calories on these heavy drinks for a lighter more fulfilled buzz. 

Instead of a: Cosmopolitan (210 Calories)

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APEROL SPRITZ

Try an: APEROL SPRITZ (163 Calories). Pour 3 ounces prosecco, 1 ounce Aperol, and a splash of club soda into a glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Instead of a: Mai tai (230 calories).

Try a: RASPBERRY-MINT MOJITO (145 calories). In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 tsp. extrafine sugar, 4 fresh mint sprigs, and 4 fresh raspberries. Add 1 1/2 ounces light rum and 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice. Shake well. Top with a splash of club soda.

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RASPBERRY MINT MOJITO

Try a: RASPBERRY-MINT MOJITO (145 calories). In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 tsp. extrafine sugar, 4 fresh mint sprigs, and 4 fresh raspberries. Add 1 1/2 ounces light rum and 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice. Shake well. Top with a splash of club soda.

Instead of a: Frozen margarita (250 to 500 calories)

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LITE-BUT-SWEET MARGARITA

Try a: LITE-BUT-SWEET MARGARITA (184 calories). In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 1/2 ounces of tequila (reposado or blanco preferably), 1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, and 1 tsp. agave nectar. Shake, then strain into an ice-filled glass.