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The TOPS Ten Cool Summer Drinks

 


Summer Drinks

Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks. You can still keep this summer sweet without lots of extra sugar and calories. Quench your thirst with these tasty suggestions.


 

  1. Add orange, lemon, or even cucumber slices to sparkling water.
  2. Cut your usual glass of lemonade in half and add sugar-free iced tea.
  3. Freeze blueberries or raspberries in ice trays with water and add them to your next summer drink.
  4. Chill out by mixing seedless watermelon, cranberry juice and ice cubes in a blender. Serve with a slice of lime.
  5. Steep a peach tea bag in boiling water, chill and add an orange slice.
  6. Add a splash of pineapple juice to sparkling water and garnish with pineapple wedges and fresh mint leaves.
  7. Make your own iced coffee by adding black coffee to ice and adding a splash of skim milk and a shot of sugar-free vanilla syrup or a packet of artificial sweetener.
  8. Mix one part cranberry or pomegranate juice with two parts club soda and garnish with fresh raspberries.
  9. Steep two green tea bags in boiling water. Chill and serve on ice with a tablespoon of honey and a lemon wedge.
  10. Make a tasty summer “mocktail.” Serve low-sodium tomato juice on ice and mix with a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a few dashes of hot sauce (depending on how spicy you want your drink). Add a celery stalk and a couple of green olives if you’d like.