I'm all about a good summer cocktail, but here's the thing: I really hate buying 500 ingredients and spending hours making syrups just to have the drink gone in a few minutes. So, my goal is to make something very light, refreshing, low calorie and delicious!
We're actually having a seafood boil with some family this weekend so I thought there's no better time to make a cocktail then now! We'll be hanging out by the pool, watching the kids splash in the pool and just enjoying each others company. These days are what I live for especially making the most perfect memories with the people I love most.
If you don't drink, don't worry! This is delicious with or without the liquor. Enough chatting, here's what we came up with!
FRESH CHERRY LIMEADE
1 bag of limes
1 can of Zevia Lemon Lime Mist
Vodka of choice
1. Juice your bag of limes (I like to juice them all at once to make it easier). I use an automatic citrus juicer which was only $19. It comes in handy when making homemade orange juice or cocktails, hehe. If you don't have one, feel free to juice by hand! It works just as good but it may take a little longer. Okay, the hardest part is done.
2. At the bottom of your glass add 3 Mezzetta Maraschino Cherries and 2 tablespoons of the cherry juice straight from the jar. Add the extra cherry juice gives it a great cherry flavor with a little sweetness without it being over powering. Next, add ice!
3. Add a shot of vodka, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and then fill the rest with Zevia (Lemon lime Mist). I like to use the Zevia brand because it has 0 calories and 0 sugar! If you cant find it feel free to use sprite!
4. Last step! Just top with a lime and a couple Mezzetta Maraschino Cherries and you have yourself a perfect, low calorie summer cocktail.