New Year's Eve is right around the corner, which means it's time to party plan! We can still indulge in the holiday with these 7 better-for-you cocktails. Mix these easy drinks up & get your party started!
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With the holiday season in full swing, its time to start thinking about what drinks you’re going to serve (or request) this New Year’s Eve. The New Year is one of my favorite times because it signifies a new beginning and there’s tons of opportunity just waiting for us!
While I love a delicious mixed drink to celebrate special occasions, a lot of them can be filled with sugary syrups, drink mixes, and become high calorie concoctions. I have some simple tips on making your cocktails better for you this holiday season.
Use 100% juice to add natural sugars and flavors to your drinks. The number one juice to be wary of is cranberry. Most cranberry juices on the shelf are juice cocktails, which contain very little fruit juice in them. Make sure the label says it contains 100% real fruit juice to cut down on extra sugar.
Choose unsweetened flavored seltzers instead of sodas. These unsweetened seltzers still give you fizz, but less sugars and artificial flavorings than soda. Just be sure to check the label to make sure your seltzer is truly unsweetened.
Make your own ‘simple syrup.’ Simple syrup at the bar is a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar boiled down. Make your own substitute by using 100% fruit juice and a little pure stevia, to add sweetness with way fewer calories and sugar. I have a great flavored simple syrup substitute in one of the recipes below that you could customize to be any flavor!
So start 2017 off right with these better-for-you cocktail suggestions!
*All cocktails serve 1
Spiced Pear Moscow Mule
Spiced Pear Simple Syrup:
Twisted Hot Cocoa
"Booch" Apple Cider
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