During the holidays it's fun to celebrate with friends and family by sipping on a celebratory cocktail. The downside to these holiday classics is that most of them are packed with unwanted sugar and calories. So, instead of sipping on something that you won't feel great about the next day, I'm sharing 2 cocktail alternatives that deliver on taste and better health!
1 bottle of red wine (I like organic Bonterra wine)
2 cinnamon sticks
Zest from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 orange
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 TBSP cloves
1/2 TBSP nutmeg
2 TBSP honey
Add all of the ingredients to a sauce pan and heat on low for 10-15 minutes. You do NOT want to get this too hot or bring it to a boil.
Pour the mixture through a strainer into heat proof glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick or orange slice and enjoy!
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
2 cups of pomegranate juice (I like Pom wonderful)
1 1/2 cups of lemon-flavored sparkling water
1/2 cup berry-flavored or plain vodka (shoot for organic if you can)
1/4 pomegranate seeds
Combine pomegranate juice, lemon sparkling water and vodka in a pitcher and stir.
Pour in 8 separate glasses and then drop is several fresh pomegranate seeds to garnish.