Even though it is mid-February, the weather in sunny AZ is reminding us more of spring than winter. This is one of the things that most people love about living in this amazing city. By now, you may have already started thinking about slipping into spring wear, and, if you are, all of the sudden those New Year’s Resolutions of eating healthier and hitting the gym regularly start to creep up again thinking about bathing suit weather just around the corner.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to give up on all of your indulgences thanks to the amazing people who make Coco21, a low calorie, gluten free, ready to serve coconut water and vodka cocktail. Found at most grocery stores and Total Wines in Arizona, this light and refreshing cocktail is perfect for anyone who loves to enjoy sipping something that isn’t going to make you feel guilty later on. Coco21 is an alternative cocktail that is fun, delicious and perfect for those upcoming days at the pool.

The cocktails are made from premium, high quality ingredients and come in four tasty flavors including Original, Pineapple, Cocorita and Guava and all are under 90 calories per serving. The cocktails can be poured straight from the bottle and served either over ice or, our favorite way, with a bit of sparkling water. More recipes to mix it up can be found on their website drinkcoco21.com and we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below.

Cocojito

3 fresh mint sprigs
3 ounces Coco21 (your favorite flavor… we recommend Pineapple!)
1 1/2 ounces club soda chilled
Ice

Muddle a few mint leaves in a glass, then place 2 sprigs, add the Coco21 and a handful of ice, top with soda water and enjoy.
 

Iced Coco Coffee

3 ounces of milk of choice (coconut milk is the perfect combo)
3 ounces of Original Coco21
3 ounces of espresso or coffee
Ice

Combine your favorite milk, Coco21, and espresso – stir up in some ice and enjoy.
 

Sparkling Coco

3 ounces of Pineapple Coco21
3 ounces of your favorite champagne
Ice
Fresh berries

Shake Pineapple Coco21 in a shaker with ice. Pour into your favorite glass until 2/3 full. Grab your favorite champagne and fill to the top (we happen to like Add some fresh berries or fruit and enjoy.