Holiday Cocktail Recipes
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPES
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Cocktails can be a big contributor to holiday weight gain, especially when laden with sugary fruit juices and store-bought mixers. Making your own cocktails using a few simple whole food ingredients lets you keep calories and carbs in check. Sparkling water adds bubbles and volume while not contributing more sugar and a little splash of cranberry juice goes a long way to add festive color, flavor, and antioxidants. Kombucha makes a great mixer and adds beneficial probiotics. We have two holiday cocktail recipes that will make you the hostess with the mostest!
Makes 1 serving
4 oz sparkling water
1 splash organic cranberry juice concentrate
1 sprig rosemary
1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
Optional: 1.5 oz gin or vodka
Pour the sparkling water into a glass and add a splash of cranberry juice concentrate. Add the alcohol (if using). Garnish with the rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.
Nutrition facts per serving (with alcohol): 158 calories, 0 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein
Makes 8 servings
1 bottle Prosecco or dry champagne
16 oz ginger kombucha
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup whole star anise
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Optional: 1 cup gin or vodka to spike the punch!
Combine the Prosecco, kombucha, and liquor (if using) in a large pitcher or punch bowl with plenty of ice. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, lemon slices, and pomegranate seeds. Cheers!
Nutrition facts per serving: 107 calories, 0 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein