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Summer Cocktails!

Mention the word ‘summer’ and you’re immediately transported to a happy place. With great company and a DJ’s tropical sounds playing in the background. What a dream. Do you know what would make it even better? The addition of refreshing low-calorie cocktails into this already delicious dreamscape.

Summer comes with more beach days, and (fortunately/unfortunately) food and drinks in abundance. It’s the season to make refreshing drinks to enjoy through the long hot days — and if they’re lower in calories and will make you feel guilt-free, even better! That’s why we decided this will be the perfect time to share some of our favourite cocktail recipes (please note that the following cocktails can’t be found on our current menu. They do make their appearance at SOCIAL functions or events from time to time).

Watermelon Sparkling Spritz

The secret to this drink is to get the natural sugars out of the watermelon juice. The riper, the better. Watermelon juice is rich in nutrients and is a great dose of electrolytes per serving. Champagne is a low-calorie beverage, due to its production process where most of the natural sugars are removed and no additional flavouring is added (Women’s Health, SA, 2020).

Ingredients

  • 20ml Vodka (the more distilled the vodka, the fewer impurities)
  • 60ml fresh-pressed watermelon juice
  • 80ml sparkling brut wine

Method

  • Pick an almost over-ripe watermelon, then cut it into chunks to fill one cup.
  • Put into a blender and add about a 1/2 cup of water. Flash blend the mixture and strain out the pulp and the pips.
  • Next, take your Champagne glass out of the fridge and add the vodka and watermelon juice together.
  • Top up with Champagne.

Blueberry Mojito

Limes have tons of health benefits because of the citric acid (a metabolism booster). Mint is a huge flavour contributor with less than a calorie in a 100g serving, so the more the merrier. Blueberries are key to making this drink! Berries are great for regulating the fat-burning gene, as well as lowering high blood pressure (Women’s Health, SA, 2020).

Ingredients

  • 6-8 lime wedges
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 25ml white rum
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • Soda water

Method

  • Lightly muddle the lime wedges into the glass you’re going to serve the drink in.
  • Slightly crush the mint leafs to release the flavour. Drop them in the glass and muddle again.
  • Add the rum and blueberries and fill the glass 3/4 of the way with crushed ice.
  • Using a long-handled spoon or bar spoon, stir the mixture until your glass is almost filled with dilution from the crushed ice.
  • Top with soda water if needed.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and a couple of blueberries sprinkled on top.

 

We would love to see how you spend your summer days with these guilt-free companions! Send us photos or tag us in your Social Media posts. We look forward to your visits and being SOCIAL with you during the holidays!

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