Skinny Beach Bum

Skinny Beach Bum – Man I’d like to be one of those!

Skinny Beach Bum

Well if I can’t be a skinny beach bum, I can drink one! I found this recipe at Your Southern Peach and thought it sounded delicious- but I did put my own twist on it. I’m not a fan of grapefruit juice so I substituted my favorite mixer- good ol’ Fresca. This cocktail is light and so refreshing; perfect for sipping while you’re spending time out on the beach, hanging by the pool, or just sitting outside watching the sun set.

I had never tried the Smirnoff Sorbet Light Vodkas (they have lots of flavors) but found that the pineapple coconut flavor to be very tasty . The great thing about this line of vodkas is that they are “light” so there are fewer calories to worry about (only 78 calories in 1.5 oz) . If you’re like me, when it gets right down to it- I prefer to eat my calories, so I am likely to skip the cocktails since they tend to be so high in calories. This is why I get so excited when I find a drink I can add to the skinny drink repertoire!

Ok so here is MY take on this summer cocktail:

1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut Vodka

6 oz. Fresca

1 oz. Pineapple juice (I just used the juice from the can of sliced pineapple rings I used for garnish)

Garnish with some sweet coconut (use the honey on the rim to stick the coconut to) and a pineapple ring

Combine the vodka, Fresca and juice over ice and that’s it!

Honestly- you don’t have to buy and entire bag of coconut for this tiny bit of garnish. I did enjoy how some of the flakes dropped into the glass and was incorporated into the drink- but it’s not entirely necessary. If you have a dessert you can use it for later- then that’s a great excuse to include it.

Skinny Beach Bum

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Claire Henderson

    Cannot wait until summer! This is going to be my new go to drink for sure. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  2. Jess

    This sounds like a great summer drink!

    I’d love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    • Kelly

      It’s yummy! Thanks for asking me to post. Done!

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  3. Maria

    Love this, Kelly! Pineapple and coconut mixed drinks always remind me of some tropical island vacation. I may not be there physically, but I have a feeling taking a sip of this will feel like I am there, at least in spirit. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week!

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    • Kelly

      Maria- Thanks so much for a place to share ideas! And I agree about loving a tropical drink- even when I’m just in my backyard. I also love it when it’s fairly low cal. 🙂 Blessings- Kelly

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  4. Nikki

    Wow, it looks fantastic. I’d love to have one. And don’t you love experimenting and coming up with your own recipe? I do.
    🙂 gwingal

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    • Kelly

      It really is tasty! I do like adding my own twist to recipes too! 🙂

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  5. LydiaF

    I was skeptical of flavored vodkas at first, but some of them are really good! And make awesome cocktails! This one sounds delicious…thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

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    • Kelly

      Thanks Lydia! I still actually prefer using tequila- but I do find this light flavored vodka to be tasty. As always, thanks for the opportunity to share. 🙂

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  6. Michelle

    We spent the day at our local pool….wish I had one of these on hand! Going to make one really soon! I am a sucker for pineapple and coconut! Yum!😀

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    • Kelly

      Michelle- It’s so hot out there right now and this is the perfect drink for by the pool. Have a great week!

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  7. Janet Trieschman

    Oh I remember Fresca! Thanks for sharing with #CCBG

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    • Kelly

      Janet- I had no idea Fresca was still being sold! I’m so glad I re-discovered it- it’s the perfect mixer for so many drinks. Thanks for the opportunity to share. Blessings- Kelly

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