Healthy Summer Cocktails

I believe in making healthy choices and living a healthy lifestyle. I also believe that every now and again you need to be allowed to sit down with friends and enjoy healthy summer cocktails together. Now that doesn’t mean loading your body up on empty alcohol calories. I think just like your food choices you can select ingredients that are real and offer real nutrition without a lot of empty calories. Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite summertime clean drink recipe along with 4 others of our ”Clean Drink Happy Hour” top picks .

Patty’s Paradise

Healthy Summer Cocktails - Patty's Paradise


1 – Shot of Tito’s Vodka (a premium gluten free choice)

Pellegrino Sparkling Water

100% Grapefruit Juice


Fill goblet with ice. Pour one shot of Tito’s vodka over ice. Add Pellegrino until goblet is 3/4 full. Add a splash of fresh or 100% grapefruit juice.

Watermelon Dream Martini

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4oz. – Tito’s Vodka

2oz. –  Seedless Watermelon Puree

6 –  Mint Leaves

Mint Sprig for Garnish


1/2 lb. fresh seedless watermelon chunks with 2oz. light agave nectar, blend to puree consistency.


Shake vodka, mint leave, and watermelon puree with ice and strain into chilled martini glass.

Ginger Blossom

Healthy Summer Cocktails - Ginger Blossom


2 part Tito’s Vodka

1 part Indian River Select Original Orange Juice

1 tsp of sliced fresh ginger – adjust to taste

1 part Pellegrino Sparkling Water



Chill glass with ice. Muddle fresh ginger in a shaker with orange juice and vodka. Add ice and shake well. Remove ice from glass and pour drink into glass and top with Pellegrino.

Vodka Infused with Mother Nature

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6 – Pineapples, skin removed and cut into cubes.

1 cup sliced ginger, skin removed.

1/4 cup rosemary (leaves only)

2 – 1.75 liters of vodka

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Take a 2-gallon glass jar and layer pineapple as the first layer followed by a layer of ginger and then rosemary. Repeat the process until the jar is filled to the top. Pour both bottles of vodka into the glass container to ferment for three days.

The Pear Sparkler

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1.5 OZ. The Botanist Gin

4 oz. Prosecco

6 D’Anjou Pears

Whole Cloves

Lemon Zest of One Lemon

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

1/4 cup of Filtered Water


The puree should be prepared the day before you plan on making this drink. Peel and core the pears, stud them with cloves and roast in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then allow to cool completely in the refrigerator. Remove the cloves and blend on high speed with lemon zest, lemon juice, and water.

It’s a hot one this summer and the best way to enjoy a hot summer is floating in a pool with friends and enjoying one of these healthy summer cocktails by clean drink happy hour!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.