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The 13 Healthiest Holiday Cocktails

'Tis the season for family, friends, and celebrations! Keep the joys and traditions of the holidays without worrying about the calories, with these 13 low-calorie, delicious festive drinks!

The 13 Healthiest Holiday Cocktails

'Tis the season for family, friends, and celebrations! And with holiday parties also filled with cocktails and toasts, you may be concerned about pouring out your health goals. So if you want the joy of holiday cocktails this season, without worrying about the extra calories, here are 13 low-calorie vodka drinks, nutritious mojitos, and other healthy beverages!

13 Healthy Holiday Cocktail and Drink Recipes

1. The Golden Apple
There is no better way to kick off the holiday cocktail list than with bistroMD's golden recipe... The ever so popular fall cider drink is crafted into this healthier and easy-to-make holiday cocktail! And with only 146 calories per serving, your health goals will not fall far from the golden apple tree...

2. Purely Pomegranate Mojito
BistroMD's purely pomegranate mojito is festive in color and only 90 calories calories per serving, ultimately keeping goals on track while simultaneously impressing your guests.

3. Fizzy Blueberry Mint
Complete any party or celebration with these refreshing, all-natural fizzy blueberry mint drinks!

4. Winter Sea Breeze Holiday Cocktail
This low-calorie vodka drink is touted as bright, bubbly, tangy, and crisp. The addition of pomegranate seeds and a sprig of mint gifts all the Christmas feels!

5. Ginger Bee Sting
Toast the holidays with this gingery-lemon cocktail, naturally flavored with honey, fresh ginger and lemon juice, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

6. Gingerbread Man Cocktail
Leave the calorie-dense milk and cookies to jolly Ol' Saint Nick! Not only is this gingerbread man cocktail fun and festive, but only 78 calories per glass.

7. Winter Sangria
This winter sangria is sure to warm you up during the fall and winter seasons, all credited to the festive flavors of apples, pomegranate, cranberries, clementine, and a hint of rosemary!

8. Christmas Cosmo
Thanks to the assistance of pomegranate, that classic Cosmo just got a holiday facelift! This Christmas Cosmo is a low-calorie vodka drink, featuring the fresh hints of pomegranate, cranberry, orange, and lime.

9. Passion Fruit Cocktail
Put a little passion in your holidays with this tropical beverage. Not only is the passion fruit cocktail refreshing and sure to liven up the party, but actually contains six grams of fiber per 8-ounce glass!

10. Sparkling Greyhound
Low in sugar and supplying a mere 87 calories per serving, this sparkling greyhound is naturally sweetened with pink grapefruit and grapefruit juice, decorated with gray sea salt and fizzed with club soda.

11. Peppermint Martini
Minty and creamy, this peppermint martini is the perfect holiday drink to indulge on without the guilt!

12. Blood Orange Mimosas
Whether hosting an extravagant brunch or simply cozying up to a small breakfast with close friends, your guests are sure to fall in love with these blood orange mimosas. Simply pour ¼ cup of blood orange juice in champagne flutes, top with your favorite dry sparkling wine, then garnish with fresh blood orange slices.

13. Blood Mary
Or perhaps you relish the flavors of a Bloody Mary at brunch... Not only are Bloody Mary's a brunch favorite, but actually considered one of the healthiest drinks related to its high lycopene content. This Blood Mary recipe is festive to satisfy your company, but nutritious enough to please your health goals.

But for those non-drinkers and kiddos... Sip on these hot cocoa and eggnog recipes!

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Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on April 25, 2019.


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