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



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  1. Janet Trieschman
    July 28, 2016 @ 1:25 am

    Oh I remember Fresca! Thanks for sharing with #CCBG


    • Kelly
      July 28, 2016 @ 9:37 am

      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


  2. Michelle
    July 24, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

    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!😀


    • Kelly
      July 24, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

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


  3. LydiaF
    July 23, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

    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 🙂


    • Kelly
      July 24, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

      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. 🙂


  4. Nikki
    July 22, 2016 @ 4:59 pm

    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


    • Kelly
      July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am

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


  5. Maria
    July 21, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

    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!


    • Kelly
      July 21, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

      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


  6. Jess
    July 20, 2016 @ 2:03 pm

    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!


    • Kelly
      July 21, 2016 @ 9:33 am

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


  7. Claire Henderson
    July 18, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

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


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