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Low-Calorie Island Mimosa

By June 28, 2018Recipes
Reading Time: 2 minutes

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.

It’s no doubt the mimosa is many people’s favorite — and an excellent choice for any summer parties you are hosting. It’s an especially nice drink to have during a daytime event, as it is light and fresh. This recipe is written in “batched” format so you can save time prepping drinks for all your guests.

I’ve swapped the sparkling wine for rose in my version, opting to top it with some flavored sparkling water to brighten it up. And if you ask me, throwing mixed berries into anything is always a good idea.

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Low-Calorie Island Mimosa

I’ve swapped the sparkling wine for rose in this version, opting to top it with some flavored sparkling water to brighten it up.

Category Alcohol, Beverage
Compliance Level Kickstart
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jenna Gruttadauria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of rose
  • 5 oz rum
  • 10 oz orange juice
  • 1-2 cups of mixed berries to taste
  • Orange flavored sparkling water to float

Instructions

  1. Muddle berries in a shaker.
  2. Add Rum. Shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Pour berries and rum into a pitcher. Add OJ and rose wine.
  4. Add ice. Stir.
  5. Pour cocktail into glass with ice. Finish with a float of sparkling water.

Recipe Notes

Make sure to double-check your flavored sparkling water for any non-compliant ingredients.

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.

Jenna Gruttadauria
Jenna is a wine-drinking, jewelry-making, dog-loving, snowboarding, running, beach-going, fun-loving soul whose heart beats for the city.

With an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit and unrivaled work ethic, Jenna spent years working in the restaurant industry, developing her love of food and wine. Inspired by the king of all concrete jungles, New York, Jenna started her own successful fashion business, which moved her to the sunnier skies of Los Angeles, California.

A once self-proclaimed foodie who could never give up bread or cheese, she’s now welcomes the healthy, clean living lifestyle that California and the WLC make so easy. And she loves to take the recipes of her former life and transform them into healthier versions.

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