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15 Delicious Cocktails That Actually Aren't Horrible For You

All the punch without the unnecessary calories.

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Obviously if you're truly trying to cut calories and sugar, you'll probably want to avoid alcoholic beverages completely.

But sometimes you just want/need to enjoy a delicious cocktail that isn't packed with horrible-for-you ingredients. So whether you're actually watching your calories or just want some drink ideas that aren't filled with sugary mixers, here are some other options.

The below drinks don't contain sugary, high-calorie sodas — instead they're mostly sweetened by fruit and other natural ingredients. Some do include sugar and other sweeteners, but those can be adjusted to your preference.

Happy drinking!

1. Watermelon Mojito

Mojitos usually have a lot of sugar, but this one gets its delicious sweetness naturally from fruit. Make this refreshing drink with just one cup of watermelon, a little bit of lime juice, rum, club soda, and mint leaves. Get the recipe here.


8. Watermelon Margarita

Every day is officially margarita day with this light and refreshing cocktail. You need fresh watermelon juice, fresh orange juice, and tequila of course. The recipe calls for one teaspoon of sugar or agave, but you can use less if you prefer. Get the recipe here.