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Cleaner Cocktails!

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

While we all know that mixing fruit with alcohol doesn't make it "healthy".... there are always better options than the high calorie/sugar and artificially loaded premixed drinks on the store shelves. They do take a little more time, but in my opinion - they are totally worth it!

When I'm at home and want a cocktail, I do the best I can to incorporate real ingredients, minimizing additives, colorings, and artificial flavorings whenever possible. Does it always happen? Absolutely not. But once you make a few of these clean, fresh cocktails, Ill warn you - its hard to go back!

Below are some of my favorite “cleaner cocktail” recipes - for a night out or in!

Cleaner Cocktails - At Home Recipes

White Sangria / Wine Punch


  • 1 Bottle Semi-Dry white wine 

  • Fresh Pineapple / Orange blend (blend ½ c. pineapple with ½ c. fresh orange juice - either fresh squeezed or a brand that is minimally processed a.k.a. just fruit )

  • 3 ounces brandy (optional)

  • Strawberries

  • Orange Slices

  • Mango (or peaches)

  • Blueberries

  • Sparkling Water or Champagne


  • Mix up all ingredients other than sparkling water / champagne, let sit for several hours up to overnight. Prior to serving, fill glasses with ice, add sangria and top with sparkling water / champagne.

Berry Sangria / Wine Punch


  • 1 bottle red wine (I used a blend, but use whatever red you like) 

  • 1 cup @nataliesorangejuice (ideally one ingredient - oranges!)

  • 3 ounces brandy (optional)