Strawberry Daiquiris, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, June 12, 2012
strawberry daquiries
Ted Allen's Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Basil Daiquiris

Most daiquiris are cloyingly sweet and filled with booze, but make your own for a much lighter version of this classic summer cocktail.

Nutrition Facts
A 2-ounce portion of frozen daiquiri mix (no alcohol) has 120 calories and more than 5 teaspoons of added sugar. The quality of the ingredients is another sticky issue – most bottled mixers are filled with artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Pour in the rum and it’s another 100-plus calories per shot. There are better options….

Virgin
Replace rum with pineapple – save hundreds of calories per serving.
Recipe: Virgin Daiquiri

Fresh Berries
Here’s a bright idea – use real berries! Punch up the flavor even more with a hint balsamic and basil.
Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic Basil Daiquiri (pictured above)

Portioned
This traditional recipe also uses fresh berries. It’s perfectly portioned with just under 160 calories per serving.
Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri

Tell us: What’s your favorite summer cocktail?

 

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