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5 Healthy Cocktails to Tame Your Inner Party Animal

Cocktails remain a (scary) source of hidden calories and are meant to be enjoyed in moderation…However if you can’t resist the urge to stop at one, we have you covered with these 5 tasty and tempting, low cal options to tame even the wildest party animal.

Elderflower, Pomegranate & Champagne CocktailElderflower Cocktail

  • 100 Ml Elderflower Cordial (100g)
  • 100g Pomegranate, seeds extracted
  • 2 X 750ml bottles Sparkling Wine (1500g), chilled
  1. Put 2 teaspoons elderflower cordial into each of 10 champagne glasses.
  2. Divide pomegranate seeds evenly between glasses (about 2 teaspoons each).
  3. Pour sparkling wine into each glass. Stir gently and serve.

Gin & Ginger Lime SpritzerGin Ginger lime spritzer

  • 1/2 Cups Sugar (110g)
  • 60g Ginger, finely grated
  • 100 Ml Lime Juice (100g)
  • 300 Ml Gin (300g)
  • 600 Ml Soda Water (600g)
  • 3 Fresh Lime (147g), thinly sliced
  1. Combine sugar, ginger and 1 cup (250ml) water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to high and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until reduced by half. Remove from heat, strain and set aside to cool. Cover and refrigerate to chill.
  2. When ready to serve, place lime juice, ginger syrup and gin in a large jug and stir to combine. Divide evenly between 10 cocktail glasses. Top up with soda water and add slices of lime to serve.

Bellini with Raspberries

bellini raspberries

  • 1 X 825g cans Peaches, Canned In Syrup, Drained (580g)
  • 2 Litres Sparkling Wine (1200g)
  • 30 Raspberries (60g)
  1. Puree the peaches using a stab mixer or food processor. Transfer to a small container.
  2. Divide the peach puree among champagne glasses, followed with the sparkling wine and raspberries.

Banana Coconut Cocktail Whip

Banana Coconut Whip

  • 4 Banana (404g)
  • 350g Coconut Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Low Fat Milk (375g)
  • 1 Cups Malibu Rum (250g)
  • 1 X 270g can Low Fat Coconut Milk (270g)
  • 2g Ground Nutmeg
  1. Put the banana in a small freezer bag. Seal and freeze for 4 hours, or until frozen.
  2. Put the banana, coconut water, ice cubes, milk, Malibu and coconut milk in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the drink evenly between wine goblet or martini-style glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired and serve.

Creamy Coconut Rum and Mango Cocktail

Rum Mango Cocktail

  • 3 Cups Low Fat Milk (750g)
  • 400g Low Fat Coconut Milk
  • 2 Mango (200g), chopped
  • 1 Cups Rum (250g)
  • 150g Vanilla Ice Cream, Low Fat
  • 1 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence (5g)
  1. Place half the ingredients into a blender with a cup of ice cubes and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into a serving jug. Repeat with remaining ingredients and more ice.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve with a straw.

 

If you love the look of these, did you know our Recipe Index includes all sorts of canapés and party snacks so that you can entertain in guilt-free style! 

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