Challenge Yourself: 3 Amazing Mocktails to Try

By Maria Masters

Summery drinks like pina coladas and margaritas can top 250 calories or more. Part of the problem is that alcohol itself can be caloric—and that’s before we start adding mixers into the glass!

But like Tiffany and Peggy have reported, you don’t have to limit yourself to water if you want to slim down. We’ve rounded up three lighter, alcohol-free indulgences for you to stir up at home. These delicious drinks replace booze with juice, seltzer or tea instead of a heaping cup of sugar. Plus they all come in at under 130 calories a serving. Cheers!

Velvet Sienna
From Cristian Molina, head bartender of Rouge Tomate in New York City

(Serves 1)
3 sage leaves
4 oz fresh pineapple juice
3 oz carrot juice
1/2 oz cranberry juice

Muddle and shake with ice. Strain in a highball glass with ice. Garnish with sage leaf.


Peach Spritzer
From Family Circle
(Serves 2)

½ cup peach nectar
½ cup ruby red grapefruit juice
½ cup seltzer

Blend peach nectar, grapefruit juice and seltzer. Serve over ice.


Black Tea Sangria
From Lipton’s
(Serves 6)

2 bottles Lipton 100% Natural Iced Tea with Lemon
1 cup unsweetened grape juice
¼ cup orange juice
1 small orange, sliced
1 Gala apple, cored and sliced
1 lime, sliced

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Chill at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

Visit Lipton’s Tea Recipes for even more great summer drinks.

What’s your favorite mocktail recipe? Share in the comments below.