But anyone who’s ever downed five frozen margaritas at the pool can expose you that outright those sugary mixers will leave you in a world of pain later. So whether you want to drink festively this summer, consider sweetening your alcohol with straight-up fruit instead.
Now, we’re not saying that adding a heaping pile of fruit to your cocktail is healthy. Nor will it magically prevent a hangover. But whether you’re looking for ways to naturally sweeten your alcoholic beverages — or just looking for ways to feel smug approximately your fruit intake while you derive buzzed — we can assist with that.
By the way, some of the recipes below call for simple syrup (sugar + sizzling water) or other fruit juices, so feel free to skip those whether you’re trying to nick down on your sugar intake.