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Spring is here! The weather is warmer and it’s time to sit back and relax with friends and family. However, happy hours can do serious damage to our waistline. An average Margarita can easily pack on more calories than a cheeseburger. But before you swear off your favorite summer drinks, know that there are healthier ways to prepare your favorite drinks — you just have to put traditional cocktail recipes on a diet. Read on for 5 lightened-up cocktail recipes that are big on flavor and low in everything else. Cheers!

 

Pineapple Delight 170 calories

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2 oz. SKYY Infusions Coconut

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple

2 oz. Club soda

Splash of pineapple juice

Squeeze of lemon

Mix in a shaker and pour over ice in a tall glass; garnish with sliced pineapple.

Skinny Bloody Mary 117 calories

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1 1/2 ounces vodka

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

4 ounces V8 light

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Dash of salt and pepper

Celery stalk & lime for garnish

A few drops of hot sauce (optional)

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.

Strawberry Mojito 95 calories

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8 ounces club soda

1 ounce white rum

10 mint leaves

4 sliced strawberries

4 lime slices (1/2 of lime)

1 tsp agave syrup

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Combine all ingredients, serve over ice.

Skinny Sangria 173 calories

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4 sliced apples

4 sliced oranges

1 pound of grapes, halved

3 bottles white wine

1 can diet lemon-lime soda

1 can club soda

Combine all ingredients in to a large pitcher. Chill. Serves 16 at 173 calories per serving.

Skinny Pear Margarita 90 calories

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1 ounce tequila

1/2 ounce of peach nectar

few squeezes of fresh lime juice

citrus zest for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour into martini glass glass then garnish with lime.

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