Add Some Low-Calorie Latin-Flavored Cocktails To Your Weekend Party!

The last weekend of the summer season is approaching and like many of you I will be heading off to a cookout this weekend. My friend Margie likes to make fun, Latin inspired, and usually very sweet, cocktails treats for her guests. It’s a special occasion sort of thing with her and we all really enjoy it. There is only one drawback. These drinks are calories busters. Add on the potato salad, arroz con guandules (of course we have arroz at a BBQ!) and all those grilled meats and it’s downright scary. We’re talking a week’s worth of exercise and dieting to make up for a one day binge.

So this year we’re trying something a little different. We’ll keep the Latin themed cocktails but cutting down on the sugar content. It’s a simple concept but one I hadn’t thought about before – substituting flavored sparkling water for sugar laden juices and mixers.   

Sparkling Ice Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water

Here are a few recipes we’ll be sampling. Why don’t you join us and let us know how it goes?!

Slim and Sparkling™ Tropical Cocktail Recipes

Lemon Lime Margarita

3 oz Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE

1oz Tequila

Splash of Triple Sec

Fresh Squeezed Lime

Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt

Kiwi Strawberry Mojito

1 oz light rum

½ oz Mint Liqueur ½ oz fresh lime juice

3 Mint leaves 3 oz Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling ICE

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the Mint Syrup. Fill the shaker with ice, and then add the rum, lime juice and Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling ICE. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled glass

Garnish with fresh slices of kiwi

Black Rasberry Sangria

1 ½ oz pinot grigio

½ oz champagne

½ oz raspberry liqueur

3 oz Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

¼ cup frozen berries



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  1. Isabel Garcia
    Aug 28, 2013 - 01:59 PM

    I love this idea of substituting flavored sparkling water instead of sugary beverages for parties! This will make a great addition to our cold bottled waters that we have for our summer parties.

    • Nora Diaz Bretherton
      Aug 28, 2013 - 04:13 PM

      Yes, it’s much healthier. Thanks for sharing, Isabel.

    • Marlene Pratt
      Mar 07, 2015 - 09:56 PM

      So happy that we have been able to inspire you at home. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and support. I promise to try to get to you sooner with answers to your questions. Let us know if there is anything that you think we should research or discuss..
      Marlene Pratt


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