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Low Calorie Holiday Drinks You’ll Love!

Hey there, festive friends! Christmas is just around the corner and so will be a ton of fun holiday parties. Fear not! You don’t have to feel imprisoned by your goals, in fact; we want to teach you how to live happily & not go “off the rails” at socials. Whether you’re looking for a warm, cozy beverage or a spirited toast, we’ve got you covered with eight low-calorie holiday drinks, including four options with a splash of alcohol. Check them out below and let us know which one you try this season.

Non-Alcoholic Low Calorie Holiday Drinks

1. Skinny Peppermint Mocha (Non-Alcoholic) Kick off your festive mornings with a low-calorie peppermint mocha. Opt for almond milk and sugar-free peppermint syrup, topped with a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a guilt-free indulgence.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar-free peppermint syrup (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Optional: ½ cup brewed coffee (for a caffeinated version)
  • Serves 1

2. Light Eggnog (Non-Alcoholic) Eggnog is a holiday staple, and a lighter version is just as tasty. Use skim or almond milk, a sugar substitute, light cream, and a pinch of nutmeg for that classic eggnog flavor.

  • 1 cup skim or almond milk
  • 1-2 tsp sugar substitute (like stevia)
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Optional: A dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract
  • Serves 1

3. Hot Spiced Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) Nothing says holiday like hot apple cider. Simmer unsweetened apple juice with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, garnished with an orange slice for a festive and low-calorie treat.

  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 whole cloves
  • 2-3 allspice berries
  • 1 orange slice (for garnish)
  • Serves 2

4. Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate (Non-Alcoholic) Indulge in a low-calorie hot chocolate using unsweetened cocoa, a sugar substitute, and skim milk. A few mini marshmallows on top complete this cozy classic.

  • 1 cup skim or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp sugar substitute (like stevia)
  • A handful of mini marshmallows (for garnish)
  • Serves 1

Alcoholic Low Calorie Holiday Drinks

5. Cranberry Gin Fizz Combine gin with unsweetened cranberry juice and a splash of club soda for a bubbly and bright cocktail. Add a twist of lime for an extra zing. It’s a refreshing choice with minimal calories.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)
  • Serves 1

6. Light Mulled Wine Warm up with a glass of mulled wine, made lighter. Use a dry red wine, and infuse it with cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and a bit of orange juice for natural sweetness. It’s a festive way to enjoy wine with fewer calories.

  • 1 bottle dry red wine (750 ml)
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 5-6 whole cloves
  • ½ cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Serves 4-6

7. Skinny Mojito Reinvent the classic mojito for the holiday season. Mix light rum with fresh mint, lime juice, and a sugar substitute. Top with club soda for a refreshing and low-calorie cocktail that still packs a punch.

  • 1 ½ oz light rum
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp sugar substitute (like stevia)
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Serves 1

8. Low-Calorie Pumpkin Spice Martini For a festive twist, shake up a pumpkin spice martini using vodka, sugar-free pumpkin spice syrup, and a splash of skim milk. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for a delightful holiday treat.

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz sugar-free pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 oz skim milk
  • A pinch of pumpkin pie spice (for garnish)
  • Serves 1

There you have it – eight fabulous low-calorie holiday drinks to enjoy this Christmas season, with and without alcohol. These drinks are sure to keep your holiday spirits high and your health goals on track. Cheers to a happy, healthy holiday!

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