Sunday, December 23, 2012

Antioxidant Rich Holiday Cocktail #Recipes

 I wanted to share these great cocktail recipes from DailyBurn.com so you can be healthier while celebrating.

  
healthy holiday cocktails
CocoNog

This coconut milk eggnog tastes like the real thing, but it’s dairy-free. Add a dash of cinnamon to the top of your drink to help you regulate blood sugar.

Serves 1

Adjust recipe for number of guests

Ingredients:
½ ounce dark rum
6 oz So Delicious Coconut Milk Nog
Dusting of cinnamon

Directions:
You can serve this dairy-free nog hot or cold. If drinking cold, just add rum to a glass of chilled coconut milk nog. If serving hot, slowly heat up coconut nog in a small saucepan and add rum. Stir gently, and pour into a mug. Top with a dash of cinnamon.


Hot Apple Toddy

This hot toddy is juicy thanks to the hot apple cider base, and spicy cloves add an antioxidant punch.

Serves 1

Adjust recipe for number of guests

Ingredients:
2 oz whiskey or apple brandy
1 tsp sugar
6 oz apple cider
Lemon wedge for garnish
Cinnamon stick for garnish
2-3 whole cloves for garnish

Directions:
In a small saucepan, slowly heat apple cider, sugar, and whiskey (or apple brandy). Pour into a mug and serve with cloves, a cinnamon stick, and a lemon wedge.


Almond Peppermint Patty

This dairy-free chocolate peppermint martini contains antioxidant-rich cocoa. It’s also high in magnesium, thanks to the almond milk and chocolate combo.
Serves 1
Adjust recipe for number of guests

Ingredients:
3/4 oz peppermint schnapps
6 oz chocolate almond milk
Cocoa powder for garnish
Ice

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker, pour chocolate almond milk and peppermint schnapps over ice. Shake for a few seconds, and pour into a martini glass. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top of the martini.


Pomegranate Bellini

This bubbly antioxidant-rich bellini looks and smells like the holiday season. When you think of Christmas, pomegranates are a classic decorative, healthy, and tasty festive food.
Serves 1
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Ingredients:
6 oz prosecco
1 oz pomegranate juice
1 tsp pomegranate seeds
1 splash simple syrup

Directions:
In a champagne flute, add simple syrup and pomegranate juice. Fill glass with prosecco and garnish with pomegranate seeds.


Mulled Wine

This warm drink is spicy, warm and aromatic. Cloves and ginger add a kick and plenty of antioxidants.

Serves 1

Adjust recipe for number of guests

Ingredients:
5 oz red wine
1 oz brandy
1 tbsp honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange peel
1 clove
1 slice ginger

Directions:
In a small saucepan, slowly heat red wine, brandy, and honey. Do not attempt to boil. Add cinnamon stick, orange peel, clove, and ginger. Simmer on low heat for 10 – 15 minutes and serve immediately.

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