Say Cheers to Lighter Summer Drinks

Want to celebrate longer days and warmer nights with fewer calories? Try these smart ways to cut the calories from favorite cocktails.

If you’re a daiquiri diehard, skip the packaged mixers and sugary concentrates. Make your own daiquiri base with naturally sweet-tasting berries. To 1 cup of ice, add 1 cup of any berries, cherries or combination and 1 teaspoon of the sweetener of your choice, followed by a shot of rum. You’ll get extra fiber and a bigger portion and save hundreds of calories as you sip.

Love chilled white wine? The average 5-ounce glass is around 120 calories, but you can half the calories by making your own wine spritzer. The formula is simple: Mix equal parts sparkling water and wine, then add crushed raspberries or cherries.

Who doesn’t like a good margarita? If you want one that’s not overly sweet but still has the tang of