We tend to indulge a lot around the holidays. Along with all that party food, the extra drinking during this celebratory season really adds up. Most cocktails are full of added sugar and calories, so that just two or three drinks can amount to over 600 calories. Try these healthy holiday cocktails for tasty drinks that are big on flavor but low in calories and sugar. 

Healthy holiday cocktails


Winter Gin Pom

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 3 sprigs of mint (about 9 leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon agave
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds 
  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • 4 oz soda water

Directions:

1) Muddle the mint, agave and 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds in the bottom of a glass.

2) Add ice, then top with gin and soda water, and stir gently. 

3) Garnish with mint leaves and remaining pomegranate seeds

Healthy Holiday Cocktails Winter Gin

Fig Fizz

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh fig (or use frozen and thaw before use)
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds 
  • 5 oz of champagne
  • 1 oz of pomegranate juice

Directions:

1) Slice the fig and place it in the bottom of a champagne flute along with pomegranate seeds.

2) Fill the glass with champagne and top with pomegranate juice.

3) Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails Fig Fizz

Kombucha Merry Mule

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ cup ginger kombucha
  • 1 ½ oz lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon agave
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions:

1) Add vodka, kombucha, lime juice and agave to a highball glass and stir to mix.

2) Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

3) Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails

Apple Cider Sangria

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 ½ cups fresh apple cider
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1 cup soda water
  • ½ cup triple sec

Directions:

1) Chop apples and pears and place in pitcher

2) Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.

3) Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.

4) Serve cold with a cinnamon stick garnish.