Low-Cal Summer Sips as seen on “Daytime”

Dutch Root Beer Float

2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka

1 scoop hard vanilla frozen yogurt

6 oz. chilled diet root beer

Directions: Add the vodka directly to a tall glass, then top with root beer, and lastly the ice cream (add slowly, as it has a tendency to overflow).  Garnish with a long straw and enjoy!


Mediterranean Summer Sipper

1 1/4 oz. Corzo Silver

2 whole strawberries, chopped

1 sprig of fresh basil

4 drops of balsamic vinegar (aged)

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. agave nectar

Directions: Muddle the strawberries and basil in the lime, agave, and balsamic.  Add Corzo and shake very well with ice.  Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

Garnish: sprig of basil


The Sage Panamanian

1 1/2 oz. Ron Abuelo

1/2 oz. fresh orange juice

1 tsp. agave nectar

8-10 blueberries

2 Sage leaves

Diet Ginger Beer (Barritt’s or Regatta)

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the blueberries and the sage in the orange juice and agave nectar.  Add the rum and shake well with ice.  Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.  Top with the ginger beer and stir briefly.

Garnish: sage leaf and several floating blueberries


As a pitcher drink (serves 8-10):

1 1/2 cups Ron Abuelo rum

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 oz. agave nectar

1 package of blueberries

10-12 sage leaves

2 bottles of Diet Ginger Beer

Directions: In a large pitcher, muddle the berries and sage leaves.  Add the remaining ingredients, including ice, and stir well.


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