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Healthier Christmas Cocktails

When you’ve been working hard all year into the holidays, you’re probably ready to have some time to relax and appreciate time with family and friends. If you’re planning to have a cocktail, you could easily grab a bottle of something premade that comes from the shelf, but you know that those pre-made drinks are usually very high in sugars. If you had a healthier option, would you give it a try? Take a look at these healthier versions of your favorite Christmas cocktails.

 

Rosemary Gin Spritz

Simplicity is one way to make it easy to have a healthier drink. Clear alcohol with some lighter mixers helps keep the calories down and can often make digestion easier. Just be sure to read the labels.

Recipe:

  • 1 large shot of gin with
  • ½ ounce of lemon juice
  • 3 ounces of soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of honey
  • Mix together and garnish it with 2 – 3 pieces of rosemary

Wa-La…A wonderful drink to sip on!

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Winter Holiday Ocean Breeze
If you’re looking for something that can give you some much-needed refreshment, then the winter holiday ocean breeze might be the absolute best drink for you. This drink is wonderfully festive and is great for your urinary tract.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
  • 2 ounces of club soda
  • ½ ounce of quinine simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • Mix together and add a few pomegranates and 3 sliced mint leaves

You can use crushed ice for a deep and fast chill of the glass while you sit back on the porch and enjoy your creation.  😉
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White Sangria

Sangria is a favorite for all sorts of functions and get-togethers. It is usually made with a red wine and fruit chunks, but is there a way for this classic drink to get healthier than that? Absolutely! This sangria recipe will definitely raise some eyebrows and impress your guests. This drink comes out best when it’s made in a large quantity so grab a punch bowl and some plastic wrap.

1 thinly sliced apple

1 thinly sliced pear

2 bottle of sauvignon blanc

2 cups of frozen mango cubes

3 clementine’s

1 ½ cups of vodka

Place everything in a punch bowl and let it sit overnight, then stir it up and serve.  Cheers!

Happy Holidays!  XO, Chrissy 

 

 

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