Which means family, friends and celebrations galore!! And while that’s all good and dandy, if you aren’t careful the Holidays can undo all the hard work you have done the rest of the year…sh*tty right? We are here to help!
We aren’t Mom and Dad, we know you are going to drink! But with that in mind, we all know how fattening alcohol can be. We got your guilt-free guide for enjoying healthy Holiday libations ;) Responsibly, of course
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Yes, half the fun of the Moscow Mule is the super cute copper mug you get to put it in. But with this recipe for Apple Cider Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm it will be double the fun!!!
2 ounces ginger flavored vodka (but plain will work too)
2 ounces apple cider (we love homemade!)
1 small lime wedge, juiced
Ginger beer to top off, to taste
Cinnamon to sprinkle
Directions: In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider, and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, and top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
This recipe for a Pomegranate Mojito from Peanut Butter and Peppers basically looks like Christmas in a glass!! And with the champagne, it’ll taste like a party too! And if that wasn’t enough, this recipe uses lighter ingredients that keep it low-cal and low-sugar. Done and Done!
1/3 cup light pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 ounce rum
1/4 teaspoon Stevia or sugar
1/2 cup champagne
Directions: In a glass, add pomegranate juice, lime juice, rum, and sugar. Mix well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top it off with champagne and pomegranate seeds
Good Ole' Bloody Mary
Everyone loves “The B” from Real Housewives of New York CIty, so you’ll really love her version this classic recipe with a Skinnygirl twist!!! Not to mention, the Bloody Mary is already one of the healthiest cocktails you can drink so you are already starting ahead!! (It delivers roughly 22 milligrams of lycophene, an antioxidant that may improve heart health! Drink On REVers!!)
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Cucumber Vodka
2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Directions: Squeeze of fresh lime juice, dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste), dash of hot sauce, sprinkle of celery salt. Garnish with lime, cucumber, and celery stalk.
Rosemary Gin Fizz
This crisp Winter beverage, the Rosemary Gin Fizz from Cookie and Kate, is one of the quickest and cleanest beverages you'll enjoy this time of year! Trust us…
3 sprigs rosemary
1 small lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 ounces gin
3 ounces club soda
Directions: In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice, and honey. Fill the glass with ice, then pour with gin and top with club soda.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Every woman’s favorite four words. Give your favorite beverage(s) a heart-healthy upgrade with Imma Eat That's Red Wine Chocolate.
1 1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks
Directions: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and chocolate chips. Whisk until chocolate is melted into milk and you have thick, creamy chocolate milk. Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot.