Holiday Lites – Healthier Versions of Holiday Cocktails

You’re planning on being a good boy or girl this holiday season. Except for a few naughty sweets, you’re going to stay on Santa’s Nice List. But you can walk by the pies, the candy canes, the chocolates and still get in big trouble. It’s those drinks. Egg Nog. Hot Toddies. Gingerbread Peppermint Stick Cider Martinis. Each one packs the calories of a protein bar or two, without the protein.

But fret not. Shape Magazine has concocted as many low-cal holiday cocktails are there are lords a-leaping, from a skinny nog to a cranberry martini to a candy cane fizz-tini, whatever that is. So this holiday season you can wear a nose like a cherry without your belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly.

Find the recipes here

Here’s one of our favorites: The Skinny Nog


Skinny Nog
(194 calories, 11.5 grams sugar)
Give eggnog a much-needed makeover using a naturally calorie-free seltzer with no added sugar, sodium, or preservatives. The seltzer’s limited edition seasonal flavor gives this tipple all the richness of a typical eggnog without the extra fat.

1 oz. Maker Mark 46 Bourbon
1 oz. Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
1 tbsp. maple syrup
2 oz. whole milk
4 oz. Polar Eggnog Seltzer
1 tbsp. ground nutmeg for garnish

Combine all ingredients, except the seltzer, in a blender and process until foamy and aerated (you can always froth by hand in cocktail shaker with vigorous shaking). Add crushed ice and swirl to chill. Strain into a large wine goblet, top with Polar Eggnog Seltzer. Garnish with a grating of nutmeg.

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