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Better options
Virgin: Replace rum with pineapple and save hundreds of calories per serving.
Get fresh: Here’s a bright idea – use real berries! Punch up the flavor even more with a hint of balsamic and basil.

Lighter daiquiri

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

This traditional recipe uses fresh berries. It’s perfectly portioned with less than 160 calories a serving.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ice cubes

2 parts light rum

1 part triple sec

1 part fresh strawberries, tops trimmed off

Lime juice, as needed

Lime wedges


Add to a blender and purée: ice cubes, light rum, triple sec, fresh strawberries and lime juice. Rub the rim of a glass with lime. Roll the glass in sugar. Garnish with lime wedges. Taste and enjoy.

– Food Network