5 Holiday Mocktails You Have to Try

Recipe posted in: Shakes, Smoothies & Drinks
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Want to enjoy holiday festivities without packing on the pounds? Sip on these low-calorie drinks that taste so delicious, you won’t even miss the booze!

Here are five diet-friendly mocktails for your holiday menu:

1. Hot Toddy

There’s no better way to kick off the cold holiday season than with this warm, soothing drink.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 53

Each Serving Counts as: 1 Extra

Ingredients:
7 oz. hot black tea
1 tablespoon sugar-free honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 lemon wedge

Directions:
1. Pour honey, lemon juice and spices into large mug.
2. Top with hot tea, stir, then add lemon wedge for garnish.

2. Cran-Raz Spritzer

This booze-free beverage doesn’t just look delicious, it tastes that way, too!

Servings: 4

Calorie per Serving: 74

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
2 cups cranberry cocktail juice
2 cups seltzer
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 lime wedges for garnish
8 frozen raspberries

Directions:
1. Combine cranberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher.
2. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses then add 2 frozen raspberries to each glass and garnish with lime wedges.

3. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Your guests will love this delicious drink that packs a flavorful punch thanks to tangy pomegranate juice.

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 67

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups seltzer
2 cups pomegranate juice
Lemon twists, for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine pomegranate juice and seltzer in large bowl or pitcher.
2. Serve over ice with a twist of lemon.

4. Grapefruit Mock-Mosa

Get your festivities off to a sparkling start with this tasty treat featuring orange, grapefruit and lime juice.

Servings: 3

Calories per serving: 59

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar-free honey
1 12 – ounce bottle sparkling water, chilled
Long, thin strips of orange peel, grapefruit peel and/or lime peel, curled for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. Combine orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice and honey and stir until honey is dissolved. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
2. Pour juice mixture into four glasses then stir in sparkling water.
3. Garnish with citrus peel strips.

5. Skinny Bloody Mary

This guilt-free take on a cocktail classic serves up all the flavor you love!

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 24

Each Serving Counts as: 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
2 cups no salt added tomato juice or low-sodium vegetable juice
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Few drops bottled hot pepper sauce
Ice cubes
Celery sticks for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix all juices, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and hot pepper sauce.
2. Pour mixture over ice in glasses.
3. Garnish with celery sticks.

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