07/14/2012 09:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Refine: The Zero Calorie Mixer

Summer time means summer cocktails, but how can you enjoy your favorite libations and still maintain a bikini-trim figure? With Refine Mixers, that's how.

Founded by Patrick Castles, Refine Mixers are calorie free and sugar free, which means the only calories and sugars in the drinks come from the alcohol you include. They are sweetened with Stevia and come in such mixes as Mojito, Margarita and Cosmopolitan.


Castles recently held a Summer Mixology Night at his company headquarters in Venice Beach, California where he showed how to make a few fun cocktails -- all of which were approximately 100 calories or less!


Venice Peach Bellini

-muddle a slice of peach

-1 part Proseco

-splash of Refine all-natural, zero-calorie Mojito Mix

-garnish with a slice of peach


Abbot's Marg

-muddle a piece of watermelon and basil

-1 part tequila

-2 parts Refine all-natural, zero-calorie Margarita Mix

-garnish with a sprig of basil and a slice of watermelon


Morrison's Mojito

-muddle 2 raspberries and 2 blackberries

-1 part light rum

-2 parts Refine all-natural, zero-calorie Mojito Mix

-splash of soda

-garnish with a sprig of mint and berries


Canal Side Cosmo

-muddle 2 cherries

-2 parts vodka

-2 parts Refine all-natural, zero-calorie Cosmopolitan Mix

-garnish with a cherry


For more recipes, including the Strawberry Basil Margarita, Citrus Cranberry Cosmo, Citrus Blueberry Mojito, visit

Click through the slideshow below to see more pictures from the Mixology evening: