Whether you're ignoring or counting calories, we've gathered some of the best summer drinks for the angel or devil on your shoulder. Celebrate the end of summer by asking for these tasty treats at your favorite bar or try whipping one up yourself!
One drink packs 285 calories, while the other has 162. Click through to see which is the splurge, and which is the save.
1.25 oz Zacapa Rum 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz St. Germain 6 mint leaves Raspberry soda Muddle mint with ice, add rum, lemon juice, St. Germain. Shake and strain over new ice. Top with soda. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
2 oz vodka 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz lemon simple syrup 3 large basil leaves Muddle basil with ice. Add simple syrup, lime juice and vodka. Shake and strain. Pour into martini glass and garnish with a lime chip.
One drink has 280 calories, while the other fetches 180. Click through to see which drink is the splurge and which is the save.
This light and airy drink is made with heavy cream and egg whites for a smooth cocktail that reminds us of key lime pie. 2 oz gin 1 egg white 1 oz heavy cream 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz simple syrup 3 dashes orange blossom water Splash of soda water
This light drink is full of summer flavor. 2 oz cucumber/lemongrass-infused vodka 1 oz Cardamaro 1 oz Dolin's Blanc Vermouth
One drink as 261 calories while the other has 136 calories. Click through to see which one is the splurge and which one is the save.
2 oz blueberry vodka 4 oz rose champagne 1/2 oz simple syrup 4 basil leaves 6 blueberries Muddle blueberries and basil in a rocks glass. Pour 2 jiggers of vodka and fill glass with ice. Pour a ½ jigger of simple syrup and champagne.
Use the same recipe as the Basil Blue (previous drink) but use Splenda syrup and club soda in place of simple syrup and champagne.
One drink boasts 200 calories, while the other has only 150. Can you guess which is the splurge and which is the save?
2 oz white tequila ½ oz Triple Sec 1 oz fresh lime juice 1 tbsp fresh pomegranate juice 6-8 oz or one scoop of ice Garnish with lime wheel or wedge Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy.
1/4 oz orange juice 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz agave mixture 2 oz Casa Noble Organic Silver Tequila Shake together and serve over ice.
One of these drinks contains 230 calories while the other weighs in at 166 calories. Which drink is the splurge and which is the save?
1 ½ oz white tequila ½ oz grapefruit juice 1 oz St. Germain ¼ oz basil mint syrup Basil leaves, finely ground Sugar Rim glass with basil/sugar mixture. Shake tequila, grapefruit juice, St. Germain and syrup. Strain into martini glass.
½ oz lemon juice 1 oz jalapeno simple syrup 2 oz Nolet's 44 gin Shake all ingredients and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with three pieces of candied ginger.