5 Holiday Cocktails Under 150 Calories
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'Tis the season for holiday gatherings! Enjoying a festive cocktail with family and friends is all part of the fun, but as the parties on the calendar start to add up, so do the calories. To keep your waistline in check, pass on sugary holiday punches and caloric eggnog, and serve up lighter, celebratory cocktails instead. They taste great, look festive, and with fewer than 150 calories each, you can sip on one or two guilt-free.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
This recipe from Liz Harris of Floating Kitchen combines two holiday favorites – apple cider and sangria – into one 150-calorie cocktail. Apple cider ice cubes are a creative and practical touch that add a hint of sweetness as they melt without watering down the drink. Plus, guests will love munching on the juicy apple sticks once the drink is gone!
Sophisticated, bubbly, and only 54 calories per serving, this delicious drink is the perfect addition to your cocktail party menu. Bubbly seltzer and fresh mint make for a refreshing sip without adding any additional calories, while elderflower syrup adds an unexpected, slightly floral note. This surprisingly simple drink looks so elegant served in a champagne glass -- guests will never guess it only has four ingredients.
Skinny Grapefruit Margarita
Margaritas are a party staple all year long, but the standard recipe (full of sugary mixes or simple syrup) can pack in upwards of 400 calories per drink. This lightened-up version from Jillian Michael’s is simple: 1.5 ounces of silver tequila, 3/4 ounce of grapefruit juice, a splash of fresh lime juice, and 2 slices of jalapeño. The juice adds just the right dose of sweetness without overdoing it on sugar, while the peppers lend a spicy kick that’ll warm you right up on a cold winter night.
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
This festive, no-fuss recipe is perfect for a large crowd and you can make it ahead so you're not stuck slinging drinks all night long. Combine four easy ingredients in a punch bowl or decorative pitcher and let guests serve themselves. This fruity sip has a ruby-red holiday hue that clocks in at just 128 calories per glass.
Sparkling Cranberry Lime Cocktail
This low-sugar cocktail recipe from Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows screams holiday celebration. A festive twist on your standard vodka soda keeps calories low – with under 100 per glass – while also keeping sugar in check. Garnished with floating cranberries and a lime wedge, the red-and-green sip makes the perfect, easy-to-serve refreshment for impromptu guests and cocktail parties alike.
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