My Favorite Low Sugar Cocktail

Happy Labor Day y’all!  

This morning I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE cocktails. This is also super refreshing as a mocktail – for those of you who don’t necessarily need to drink the second you think “Holiday! No work today!”

Before we get into this deliciousness- let’s chat about sugar for a sec.  If you read my blog and know me you know I am a huge advocate for all things fat not things sugar.  *Sugar is super inflammatory, causes diseases like cancer and diabetes.   I am not perfect – I eat sugar sometimes- but I do try my best to stay away from it.  And when making cocktails, I can fortunately control the ingredients.

I am collaborating with Zevia for this post. Ever here of it?  Well it’s a zero calorie, naturally sweetened with stevia, SUGAR FREE soda.  They have all kinds of fun flavors which makes it the perfect cocktail mixer.  So, if you are trying to ween off soda, or just like having something bubbly, I highly suggest having this soda around.

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This spicy watermelon grapefruit cocktail has been my go-to drink this summer.  Jalapeños make everything better and it’s so easy you can make a single serving when you want just one drink or make a pitcher of it for your LDW party.

Spicy Watermelon Cocktail
Serves 4
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459 calories
93 g
0 g
2 g
7 g
0 g
1246 g
13 g
71 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1246g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 93g
31%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 71g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
131%
Vitamin C
199%
Calcium
10%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 mini watermelon (or 1/2 whole, regular sized watermelon)
  2. 4 limes
  3. 2 bottles of Zevia Grapefruit Soda
  4. 2 jalapeños, sliced
  5. 6 ounces of vodka
Instructions
  1. Blend all vodka, watermelon and lime
  2. Pour in a glass and top off with 1/2 can of Zevia soda
  3. Garnish with jalapeños
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calories
459
fat
2g
protein
7g
carbs
93g
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*I am not a doctor or dietitian, however I am currently in doing my dietetic internship.  All of the information that I write is from research and my previous learnings in college.

13 Comment

  1. Umm yum! I love Zevia soda! This looks amazing and refreshing.

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you so much Christine!

  2. Um. I need one of these now please.Yummy.

  3. Pinning!!! this looks amazing! I’ve never tried Zevia. I’ll have to look for it around here.

  4. The moment you said jalapeno, I was all in. That sounds so great!

  5. Mary says: Reply

    Oh wow! This looks like a fantastic drink! I never would have thought to add jalepeno.

  6. candy says: Reply

    Love watermelon, have to leave out the hard stuff.

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      It’s still delicious as a “mocktail” !

  7. This looks so good! I’ll probably give it a try this weekend 🙂

  8. Cori says: Reply

    Ohhh I think my MIL would love this!

  9. Emily says: Reply

    Zevia is my jam!! This looks so yummy and refreshing 🙂

  10. I’m not a huge spice person but everything else about this sounds great. I tend to drink vodka water. I like cocktails but most are too sweet to have more than one for me.

  11. This looks delicious and is already making me miss summer ;(. I love using Zevia in drinks but I haven’t tried their grapefruit. Yum!

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