June Bug Cocktail

  • 5MINS
  • 103KCAL

This slimming friendly June Bug Cocktail is a perfect summer tipple! You can enjoy it even when calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories103
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.01g
  • Sugars3g

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Our slimming friendly June Bug Cocktail is the perfect summer tipple and – even better! – you can enjoy it if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

White rum is one of the most slimming friendly spirits there is and we’ve combined it with Midori, lemon and lime and lilt to create this refreshing cocktail.

Although this is a classic, summer drink, our June Bug Cocktail is perfect when served at pretty much any celebratory occasion including Christmas and birthdays. As it’s so low on calories and Points, you can treat yourself to a glass or even two without feeling guilty – how good is that!

What diets is this June Bug Cocktail suitable for?

This June Bug Cocktail recipe is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this June Bug Cocktail recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this June Bug Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this June Bug Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this June Bug Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this June Bug Cocktail?

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Firstly you need Midori. Midori is a melon liqueur, and is really rather nice! It’s what gives our June Bug Cocktail it’s green tinge at the bottom of the jug. You can buy it from most major supermarkets (we’ve seen it in Asda) or you can get it from Amazon.

First, you’ll need a good sized jug or pitcher (about 1 litre). Don’t worry if you haven’t got one, you can pick up one like this on Amazon.

You’ll also need some nice glasses, like these hi-ball tumblers from Amazon.

How many calories are in this June Bug Cocktail?

There are 103 calories per portion in this June Bug Cocktail, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This June Bug Cocktail is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Half fill a large pitcher (to hold around 1 litre) with ice cubes, followed by the fruit slices.

Step 2

Add the Midori, Bacardi, Lime and Lemon juice. Stir.

Step 3

Pour in the Lilt and serve in a tall glass over some more ice.

What could I serve with this June Bug Cocktail?

This June Bug Cocktail is perfect when served at almost any occasion, but we think it works particularly well when served at a barbecue alongside any of the following dishes:

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How long can you keep this June Bug Cocktail in the fridge?

Ideally, you should drink this June Bug Cocktail immediately as you may find it goes flat if stored in the fridge for longer than an hour or so

Can I freeze this June Bug Cocktail?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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June Bug Cocktail

This slimming friendly June Bug Cocktail is a perfect summer tipple! You can enjoy it even when calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 103
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • ½ lemon cut into slices
  • ½ lime cut into slices
  • ½ orange cut into slices
  • 25 ml Midori
  • 35 ml Bacardi
  • 1 squeeze lime using the remaining half of lime
  • 1 squeeze lemon using the remaining half of lime
  • 1 can diet lilt

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Instructions

  1. Half fill a large pitcher (to hold around 1 litre) with ice cubes, followed by the fruit slices.
  2. Add the Midori, Bacardi, lime and lemon juice. Stir.
  3. Pour in the Lilt and serve in a tall glass over some more ice.

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