Merry Mock-tini

Merry Mock-tiniINGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • for garnishing the glass
  • 1 tbsp. crushed raspberries
  • ½ c. all-natural cranberry juice
  • 1 splash raspberry-flavored sparkling water
  • raspberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. To prepare martini glass, wet the rim of the glass with a small bit of lime juice and dip into sugar. Shake the crushed raspberries with the remaining lime juice and ice. Add the cranberry juice and sparkling water and pour into glass (draining the raspberry puree and ice). Garnish with raspberries skewered on a thin stirrer.

Pomegranate Mojito

pomegranate mojito cocktailThis festive little cocktail shows off the deep red hues of the holiday season. But this cocktail doesn’t just look festive, it tastes it too thanks to some champagne and fresh pomegranate juice. The best part? The recipe uses lightened-up ingredients to keep it low-cal and low-sugar.

From:peanutbutterandpeppers.com

 

Ingredients
1/3 cup light pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 ounce rum
1/4 teaspoon Stevia or sugar
1/2 cup champagne
Pomegranate seeds

Directions: In a glass, add pomegranate juice, lime juice, rum, and stevia/sugar. Mix well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top it off with champagne and pomegranate seeds.

The Ginger Snap

The Ginger SnapThis vodka-based fruit and ginger fusion is made from natural ingredients that will delight your palette without widening your waistline.

From: shape.com

Ingredients
2 ounces Peach CÎROC
1 piece ginger
4 sage leaves
0.75 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces soda water

Directions: Put the ginger and sage in a mixing tin. Muddle, then add lemon juice and CÎROC. Pack with ice and shake. Strain in a Collins glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a piece of sage.

Skinny Sangria

Pomegranate SangriaWith all the parties, food and alcohol, it can be hard to keep your waistline in check without feeling like you’re missing out. At only 150 calories, you can enjoy the festive cheer without overindulging. Cheers!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz pomegranate liqueur
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz shiraz – to float on top
  • Orange garnish
  • pomegranate seeds
  • fresh mint

Directions:

Mix together pomegranate liquor and apple cider.  Float shiraz on top and garnish with orange slice, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves.