The summer solstice is Saturday at 6:51 a.m. EDT — the moment the sun shines directly on the Tropic of Cancer, an imaginary line north of the equator. This is the first day of astronomical summer and also the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere. Washington, D.C., for example, will have nearly 15 hours of daylight. This Saturday, why not celebrate the first day of summer with some low-calorie cocktails? Easy to make, with minimal ingredients, these first days of summer cocktails are great for toasting to warm weather, poolside parties and fun summer adventures ahead.
Mango SunriseMango Sunrise
3 oz. Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE
1.5 oz. Tequila
Splash of Grenadine syrup
Lemon slices and mint for garnish (optional)
Using a tall Collins glass, pour tequila, then Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE over ice. Stir gently to mix.
Top with a splash of Grenadine syrup.
Garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.
Summer Lovin’Summer Lovin’
4 ounces of VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling
1 ounce of vanilla flavored vodka
A splash of pomegranate juice
Lime for garnish
Add vodka and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake gently. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top off with VOGA Italia Premium Sparkling.
Garnish with a lime.
Teeny Bikini Coffee MartiniTeeny Bikini Coffee Martini
3 oz. RealBeanz Diet Cappuccino
1 oz. vanilla vodka
½ oz sugar syrup
Coffee beans to garnish
Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice in a Boston and shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.
Beach BreezeBeach Breeze
3 oz. VOGA Italia Sparkling
.75 oz. Strawberry Liqueur
2 oz. Strawberry Puree
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1.5 Tsp. Sugar
Mint leaves for garnish
Combine VOGA Italia Sparkling, strawberry liqueur, strawberry puree, lemon juice and sugar in a glass. Stir and garnish with mint.
Pool PartyPool Party
3 oz. Lemonade Sparkling ICE
1 oz. white rum
Muddle mint leaves with rum.
Strain and pour over ice.
Top with Lemonade Sparkling ICE.
Garnish with a fresh lime and mint leaves.