Low-calorie summer drink recipes

Toast to summer with an antioxidant-packed cocktail or a lower-calorie glass of beer or wine

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Sublime Sangria

Sublime Sangria

Sublime Sangria:
1 bottle (341 mL) Molson Canadian 67 Sublime
2 oz (60 mL) elderflower cordial or liqueur
8 oz (250 mL) white grape juice
1 oz (30 mL) lime juice
Red and green grapes, halved
Lime slices

Add Molson Canadian 67 Sublime, elderflower cordial, grape juice and lime juice to a pitcher. Pour into glasses filled with ice, distributing fruit evenly. Serves five. Per serving: 137 calories

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Molson Canadian 67

Molson Canadian 67

This lager is light and refreshing, and has just 67 calories per 341-mL bottle versus the regular version, which has 135 calories.

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The All-Canadian Caesar

The All-Canadian Caesar

The All-Canadian Caesar:
• 3 oz. (90 mL) Mott’s Clamato juice
• 1 tsp (5 mL) barbecue sauce
• Lime wedge
• Black pepper
• 3 oz. (90 mL) Molson Canadian 67
• Pickled bean (such as Extreme Bean)
• Dash each Tabasco and Wor­cestershire sauces (optional)

Add ice, Clamato juice and barbecue sauce to a tall glass rimmed with a lime wedge and black pepper. Top with Molson Canadian 67 plus Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces (if using), and stir well. Throw in the lime wedge and the pickled bean for garnish. (48 calories)

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Slim Rum & Cola

Slim Rum & Cola

Zevia is a zero-calorie pop sweetened with stevia-a natural sweetener derived from a South American herb. A total of 11 flavours are available in Canada: Cola, Caffeine-Free Cola, Cherry Cola, Ginger Root Beer, Cream Soda, Lemon-Lime Twist, Ginger Ale, Orange, Grape, Black Cherry and Dr. Zevia.

Slim Rum & Cola:
• 1 oz. (30 mL) white or dark rum
• 5 oz. (150 mL) Zevia Cola
• Lime wedge

Add rum and Zevia Cola to a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge. (64 calories)

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Skinnygrape Wines

Skinnygrape Wines

The grapes for Skinnygrape wines are cultivated in cool climates (Ontario and northern Italy). A glass has just 80 calories per 142-mL serving; the average white wine has 120 calories for the same size. New for summer is a Rosé and Moscato, which join Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Look for them at your local liquor retailer.

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