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Such a festive yet refreshing swap for those Fourth of July poolside drinks. With less calories and lots of fruit you’ll be able to celebrate Independence Day looking stylish and feeling lean with this colorful cocktail. Please note this is for those 21 and over – Please drink responsibly.
I absolutely love celebrating July 4th in Florida! The boats are on the water, the coolers are packed full of drinks and the barbecues are hot! This holiday is only meant to be celebrated outdoors.
This is also a great weekend to let go and indulge a little bit. Between the BBQ food and the beers, the calories add up even if we pretend not to care. More importantly, we forget to hydrate and cool off! This drink alone is absolutely perfect for everything!
It’s cool, it’s got the vodka, but it’s light and full of antioxidant rich fruits. You MUST eat the fruit at the end too, it’s also soaked in booze. So that’s that! A balance of fruit and booze, what’s not to love!? I think it’s perfect for the 4th of July!
I also sit and think about strawberries and blueberries making a guest appearance in some sort of dessert form as a child around this time of year. This is like a grown up way of eating your favorite berries! Plus, who is going to argue that the colors in this drink aren’t perfect for the holiday?
It’s pretty simple too. Soak some of your berries in orange liqueur on your way to the party. Make sure you bring some chilled tonic water and vodka and this will be so simple to throw together on the spot. If anything, all your party friends will be pretty impressed that you came up with a red, white and blue drink that gets the job done while staying with the theme.
Drink up and enjoy this refreshing cocktail by the grill with your closest friends!
Red, White & Berry Vodka Tonic
- ⅓ cup strawberries quartered
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- 4 packets zero calorie sweetener divided
- 2 ounce orange liqueur divided
- ½ cup raspberries
- 3 ounces vodka
- 16 ounces diet tonic water
- fresh squeezed lime (optional)
- Wash and cut strawberries and place in a bowl with one ounce of orange liqueur and 2 packets of zero calorie sweetener. In another bowl add washed blueberries with the other 2 ounces of liqueur and the other 2 packets of artifical sweeteners. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
- In two highball glasses, divide raspberries and add to the bottom of the glasses. Muddle in the bottom of the glasses with a pestle or a spoon until they are broken down. Add a small scoop of ice. Then pour 1.5 ounces of vodka to each glass on top of the ice and berries.
- Slowly pour in tonic water. Leave space at the top. Top off the drinks with the blueberries and strawberries that were soaked in orange liqueur. Garnish with mint, basil or rosemary.