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