What are some light cocktails I can drink all day?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail with a high rating that would be perfect for sipping all day. It's light and refreshing, with a perfect balance of ingredients, making it a great choice for a leisurely day of sipping.
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Light cocktails

You asked: Light cocktails for all-day drinking. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained worldwide popularity for its refreshing qualities. It features a tantalizing...

Lime juice (20ml), Mint Leaves (15), White rum (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (2 teaspoons)

5 ingredients
4.93 / 5


The Paloma cocktail is a refreshing and citrusy drink that originates from Mexico. It is said to be named after...

Lemon Juice (1 part), Soda water (), Tequila (1 part), Salt (), Grapefruit Juice ()

5 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Cuba Libre

A classic from Cuba (the literal translation is “free Cuba”). Invented around the start of the 20th century.

Lime juice (10ml), Cola (120ml), White rum (50ml)

3 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Spritz Al Bitter

Spritz Al Bitter is a light and refreshing cocktail that originated in Italy. Its name comes from the main ingredient,...

Soda water (20ml), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Campari (40ml)

3 ingredients
4.57 / 5

Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail that has gained widespread popularity in recent years. Hailing from Venice, Italy,...

Soda water (Dash), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Orange liqueur (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.37 / 5


The Limelight cocktail is a fusion of crisp vodka, cooling crème de menthe, and the sweet, fizzy complexity of cola....

Vodka (30ml), Cola (Top up), Creme De Menthe (30ml)

3 ingredients
4 / 5

Summer Breezy

The Summer Breezy cocktail is a refreshing and light drink that embodies the carefree spirit of warmer seasons. It brings...

Cointreau (30ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Soda water (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Watermelon Squeeze

The Watermelon Squeeze is a refreshing cocktail that perfectly embodies the essence of summer. This drink is characterized by its...

White rum (30ml), Sour Mix (Top up), Watermelon Liqueur (22.5ml)

3 ingredients
3.88 / 5

Watermelon Martini

The Watermelon Martini is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that combines the summer flavors of watermelon with the sharpness of...

Cointreau (15ml), Lemonade (Top up), Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Watermelon schnapps (30ml), Lemon vodka (90ml)

5 ingredients
3.79 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail light and refreshing?

Light and refreshing cocktails typically have a lower alcohol content and include ingredients like fresh fruit juices, soda water, and herbs. They are balanced in flavor, often with citrusy or herbal notes, making them easy to sip over a long period.

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Are there any non-alcoholic versions of light cocktails?

Yes, many light cocktails can be made non-alcoholic by simply omitting the alcohol and increasing the amount of mixer or substituting with non-alcoholic spirits. Ingredients like fresh juices, sodas, and syrups work well for creating mocktails.

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What are some tips for making cocktails less strong?

To make cocktails less strong, use more mixers like soda water, tonic, or fresh juice. You can also reduce the amount of alcohol or use lower-proof spirits to lessen the overall alcohol content without compromising on flavor.

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Can light cocktails be batch-prepared for a party?

Yes, light cocktails are great for batch preparation. Mix all the ingredients except any carbonated ones like soda water in a large pitcher. Keep it chilled and add the sodas just before serving to keep the drinks fresh and fizzy.

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What garnishes work well for light cocktails?

Common garnishes for light cocktails include fresh herbs like mint or basil, citrus slices such as lime, lemon, or orange, and berries. These garnishes enhance the visual appeal and can add a subtle flavor boost to the drink.

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