After Work Low Calorie Homemade Happy Hour Cocktail Recipes


After a long, stressful day at work, a cocktail may be in order. But perhaps, due to your schedule, you may not have the time to go after work to partake in libations. I was recently sent five cocktail recipes from the people at Blendtec, and they are prefect for Homemade Happy Hour—you can create them in your home and they are pretty easy to make. Add to that, the recipes are low calorie and include fresh ingredients that are of the healthier variety. All you need is a blender and the ingredients, and then you are ready to go.

Here’s the skinny on the recipes:

Blood Orange Mojito

Blood Orange Mojito

A perfect combination of sweet and sour


1 lime, juiced

2 blood oranges, peeled and halved

3 fl oz rum

2 tbsp sugar

11 mint leaves

1 c sparkling water

1 c ice cubes

Click here for mixing instructions and the full recipe.

Frosted Cosmo

frosted cosmo

Tart yet fresh


1/2 c cranberry juice

4 fl oz vodka

2 fl oz triple sec

1/4 c agave nectar

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

21/2 c ice cubes

Get the full recipe here.

Frozen Screwdriver

Frozen Screwdriver

Traditional drink with a creamsicle twist


4 fl oz vodka

11/2 c orange juice

1 tbsp agave nectar

1 c vanilla ice cream, reduced fat

11/2 c ice cubes

Learn how to make it here.

Island Lei

Island Lei

Tropical paradise in drink form


2 bananas

4 fl oz light rum

3/4 c grapefruit juice

3/4 c orange juice

2 c ice cubes

Learn how to make the Island Lei.

Frozen Bloody Mary


Spicy tradition


3 c 100% vegetable juice such as V8

1 tsp prepared horseradish

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp hot sauce, or 1 tsp hot sauce for additional heat

4 oz vodka

black pepper for garnish

green olives for garnish

green olives for garnish

celery sticks for garnish

Get the full Frozen Bloody Mary recipe.

You’ve had a long day. Kick back, relax, and have your own Homemade Happy Hour. I hope you enjoy these recipes.

The Cubicle Chick