Welcome to our Whole Life Challenge-compliant cocktail series from professional bartender Jenna Gruttadauria. Jenna practiced mixology at some of the most well-known bars and clubs in New York City before joining the Whole Life Challenge team. Now, she enjoys using her knowledge to make healthier versions of classic cocktails.
This berry punch might be the most delicious and easy cocktail you’ll ever make. When you are working with berries, you don’t need to add much of anything else because they are super flavorful and provide great color for your cocktail.
Personally, I like to think of this berry punch cocktail as a “boozy smoothie.”
Low-Calorie Boozy Smoothie Berry Punch
When you are working with berries, you don’t need to add much of anything else because they are super flavorful and provide great color for your cocktail.
- 1 cup water
- 1 oz powdered stevia
- 6 rosemary sprigs
- 1 ounce mixed berries blended frozen or fresh
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
Rosemary Syrup Directions:
Bring 1 cup of water and stevia to a boil.
Turn down heat, add rosemary sprigs, and simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit. Allow the rosemary to infuse with the syrup until your desired flavor is achieved (minimum 30 minutes).
Measure 1 ounce of your rosemary syrup.
Using a blender, blend your mixed berries into a puree.
In a pint glass, add vodka, pureed berries, lemon juice, and 1 ounce rosemary syrup.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over a martini glass.
You can dress up this berry punch cocktail by garnishing with a lemon wheel and a rosemary sprig.
Note: We are not saying that alcohol is “healthy” to consume. (More on that here.) We are acknowledging that there are times we inevitably make the choice to imbibe (and we include ourselves in that “we”), and that there are better and worse ways to go about drinking alcohol when it comes to our health. Our goal is to empower you with lower-sugar, lower-calorie, still-fabulous recipes for these times.