Heady, Fizzy and Healthy Cocktails for an Evening with the Girls!

partySo, you’re planning a girls’ evening with some fun cocktails and games? While alcohol does contain quite a few calories, you can put a healthy spin on your cocktails by using sparkling water and fruits. Here are a few fun but nutritious cocktail recipes guaranteed to make your party a sure-fire hit!

Grapefruit and Gin Sparkler

The tangy grapefruit not just makes for a great cocktail, but is loaded with Vitamin C, helps regulate cholesterol levels and also prevents cancer. To make this healthy cocktail, you’ll need:

  • 120 ml Plymouth Gin
  • 30 ml Sparkling Mineral Water
  • 130 ml pink grapefruit juice

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and pour the Plymouth Gin over it. Then add the pink grapefruit juice and top it off with sparkling water. You can garnish this drink with a grapefruit zest to make it look good too.

Pomegranate Sparkler

The humble pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits known to mankind, is rich in antioxidants and is good for the heart. Here are the ingredients to make this drink:

  • 60 ml pomegranate juice
  • 60 ml vodka
  • 90 ml Sparkling Mineral Water
  • ½ cup of sugar (optional)
  • ½ cup of water
  • Few pomegranate seeds

Boil the water and sugar together in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let this mixture cool.

  • Mix together the vodka, pomegranate juice and 30 ml of sugar syrup. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and pour half of this mix on top of the ice. Top the glass with sparkling water and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Royal Stretch

Cherries are low on calories and high on antioxidants. These small, round fruits contain many minerals like potassium, zinc, copper, iron, etc. and are also effective in reducing heart diseases. Here’s how you can make a royal stretch:

  • 30 ml Crown Royal
  • Fresh cherry juice
  • 30 ml Sparkling Mineral Water
  • Mint sprigs for garnishing

Fill ice in a tall glass. Pour Crown Royal over the ice and add a splash of cherry juice. Top it off with sparkling water and mix the drink well using a stirrer. You can garnish the drink by adding a mint sprig on the top.

Sparkling Wine Sangria

Berries have high fibre content and rich in vitamins and minerals. They also contain a lot of antioxidants and are have very few calories. To make this Sangria, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 cup of chilled peach brandy
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 bottles of chilled sparkling wine
  • 4 cups of assorted berries – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • 2 cups of Sparkling Mineral Water

Put the sparkling water, brandy and sugar in a punch bowl and stir them together well. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, pour the sparkling wine into the bowl gently. Add 2 cups of berries into the punch bowl, letting them float. Put the rest of the berries into the glasses and let your guests pour the Sangria into them.