Let’s face it, most of us are going to drink when we celebrate this holiday season so let’s talk how to do that in a way that won’t nix all your hard work in the gym. Alcohol contains calories (7 calories per gram to specific) so when it comes to making cocktails, aim to add mixers that don’t have calories or very low in sugar. I have a list of some my favorite recipes that are fancy, but not full of calories! Thank you to BeMixed for a sample of all your zero calorie, natural cocktail mixers. Not only do I love the concept of the product, but the company is also owned by two strong females! Love it.
Low Sugar Cocktail Recipes
Spicy and Stormy
Short glass with 1 oz. light rum, 1 oz. fresh pressed ginger juice, and seltzer water. Add a piece of ginger to the short glass.
Booch N Bourbon
In a short glass, add 1.5 oz. bourbon, 4 oz. ginger kombucha and stir. Add a large ice cube. Garnish with candied ginger and an orange slice.
Citrus Pomegranate Hard Iced Tea
In a highball glass, add 8 oz. of unsweetened pomegranate iced tea, 1 oz. fresh lime, ¼ cup pomegranate arils (seeds) and 1- 1.5 oz. vodka.
Green Tea Hot Toddy
In a pint glass, add 8 oz. hot brewed green tea, 1 oz. bourbon, and rosemary shrub. Optional to add 1-2 drops of stevia.
BeMixed Cilantro Skinny Margarita
In a short glass, add 4 oz. Be Mixed Margarita Mix and 1 oz. tequila and cilantro in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge or dip your glass in salt and cayenne pepper for a spicy kick with each sip.
So when you are choosing libations this holiday season, opt for these cocktail mixers and flavor enhancers instead. I am are sure you won’t be missing the sweet stuff and thank me later for a less intense hangover.
Happy Holidays, Gabriella xoxo