5 Healthy Cocktail Recipes to Make in 2020

If your resolutions for 2020 include reducing your sugar intake, then try these healthy cocktail recipes which only have a small amount of added sugar. But first, make a stop at our liquor store in Downtown Vancouver which has all of the cocktail recipes you need.

  1. Old Fashioned

This classic drink emerged during the 19th century and does not rely on a high-calorie syrup.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Bourbon or rye whiskey

2 Dashes Angostura bitters

1 Tablespoon Water

1 Sugar cube

Method:

Muddle the sugar and the bitters, then add whiskey or brandy. Pour over ice.

  1. Cucumber Gimlet

You quench your thirst at the gym with cucumber water, but after work you can unwind with a cucumber gimlet. Although wine in Vancouver is popular, this cucumber drink offers a nice alternative when you want to avoid the calories in wine.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Cucumber puree

1.5 oz. Gin

1 Teaspoon Lime juice

1 Tablespoon Sugar

Handful of ice cubes

Slice of lime

Method:

To make this tasty cocktail, strain puree into bowl and collect 1 cup of liquid. Stir in gin, sugar, and lime juice. Strain mix into glass and garnish with lime slice. St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits provides a large selection of liquor in Vancouver, including varieties of gin.

  1. Cantaloupe Daiquiri

This healthy approach to daiquiris skips heavily sweetened daiquiri mixes.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Cantaloupe puree

1.5 oz. White rum

1 Tablespoon Simple syrup

1 Tablespoon Maraschino cherry juice

1 Splash Lime juice

1 Splash Seltzer

Method:

To make this cocktail, chop and puree cantaloupe pieces until smooth. Next, strain out chunks and add 1 cup puree to drink glass, then mix in other ingredients.

  1. Manhattan

A 1.5-ounce shot of Bourbon contains only 97 calories. This recipe uses a little more than that per drink, but you probably will not have to go back for more.

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. Bourbon

1 oz. Sweet vermouth or regular vermouth sweetened with stevia

2 Dashes Angostura bitters

1 Maraschino cherry

Method:

Add ice cubes to your glass and pour in the ingredients. Shop for fine, barrel-aged bourbons at St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits, one of the premier liquor stores in Vancouver.

  1. Bloody Mary

The mainstay of brunches everywhere, the Bloody Mary keeps the weekend festivities going while delivering nourishing vitamins.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Vodka

3 oz. Tomato juice

0.5 oz. Lemon juice

Dash Tabasco sauce

Dash Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper

Method:

Add Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce to the bottom of a highball glass. Pour in remaining ingredients and stir gently.

Visit St. Regis Fine Wine & Spirits for all of your healthy cocktail essentials!