5 Favorite + Macro-Friendly Adult Summer Drinks

Cheers to warmer weather and the refreshing adult beverages that go along with it. I rounded up a list of my go-to drinks, and even included macro counts for those of you who are tracking with the Macro Book. For my 21+ friends, cheers!

ALCOHOL NUTRITION LABELS:

We all know the 3 main macronutrients: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Alcohol is actually the 4th macronutrient, but you won’t find it on a nutrition label. Let’s take a White Claw for example. The nutrition label reads 100 calories and you see 0 grams of fat + 2 grams of carbs. So, where do you get 100 calories? Alcohol. Alcohol metabolizes similarly to both a fat and a carbohydrate, so it can be tracked as both or either. If you want to know how to use the calories to track alcohol, refer to page in the Macro Book or use my numbers below.

 

1. VODKA SODA FRUIT INFUSION

I’m sure everyone knows of the traditional vodka soda. I try to make it fun and different by infusing fruits. If you like citrus, you can add lemon and lime. I personally love to add berries. Watermelon also tastes great! My husband loves cucumber and mint leaves. I’ll mix diet soda with vodka and let the fruit infuse.

COUNT MACROS AS:

11 grams Fat or 25 grams Carbs

 

2. WHITE CLAW / TRULY

Both of these are great hard seltzers. They taste light and fruity and are super refreshing. I love them for laying by the pool or having a nice day outside because they’re so convenient. I really don’t have a personal fav – I suggest trying the Variety Pack as they literally ALL taste great!

COUNT MACROS AS:

11 grams Fat or 25 grams Carbs

3. ORANGINA MIMOSA (with my personal twist)

A mimosa is the one drink I never get sick of. My husband and I love our twist. Growing up, my husband loved oranginas, which is kind of like a carbonated orange juice. He used to make homemade versions by mixing diet white soda and fresh squeezed orange juice. Now, we mix the champagne with fresh orange juice AND a splash of either Sprite Zero or Diet 7 UP. The ratio would be something like 40% champagne, 40% juice and 20% soda.

COUNT MACROS AS (for ~8oz):

13 grams Fat or 30 grams Carbs

 

4. SANGRIA

I tried this sangria at a friend’s house and LOVED it. She sent me the recipe which I will include below. I don’t know if it’s the Prosecco in it that I love or all the fresh fruit but when chilled, it is SO refreshing. To make you’ll need Peaches, Raspberries, Vodka, Prosecco, & Soda Water. You can garnish it with slices of lime and mint if desired. Amount and directions can be found here. You will LOVE this one.

  1. VERY APPROXIMATE BUT COUNT MACROS AS:

    22 grams Fat or 50 grams Carbs

5. SUMMER SHANDY / BUD-LIGHT LIME

These aren’t necessarily my go-to’s on this list but tons of my girlfriends and girls in the LG Community have raved about both of these beers. My husband also loves them as they both are not considered a “heavy” beer and have a fun fruity summer vibe to them.

SUMMY SHANDY – COUNT MACROS AS:

14 grams Fat or 32 grams Carbs

BUD LIGHT LIME COUNT MACROS AS:

13 grams Fat or 29 grams Carbs

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