7 Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails

It’s time for annual Holiday Parties, Office Parties, Cocktail Parties and celebration toasts, and that means all kind of good food and libations.  

To help stick with your clean eating (and sipping) goals this Holiday season, the Vita Vie Retreat in Florida has created a few cocktails and mocktails for the holidays for all of you to enjoy!

A good host or hostess thinks about and tries to accommodate all guests, and including this beverages on your menu to welcome those who are abstaining from sugary treats and alcohol, will be surely appreciated.  

“To your health!”

 

Cranberry Rosemary Martini

Ingredients: 4 ounces sparkling water, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1 sprig rosemary
Directions: Shake the sparkling water and cranberry juice with ice to chill. Pour mixture into martini glass and add the sprig of rosemary. Let the rosemary sit in the drink to slightly infuse with rosemary flavors. Leave the rosemary in as garnish. Calories: 15
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2 ounces of sparkling water, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1.5 ounces vodka, 1 sprig rosemary – Calories 112
Notes:  Use a rosemary sprig to skewer a dried or frozen cranberry, and use it as a swizzle stick.

Cinnamon Eggnog Martini

Ingredients: 4 ounces eggnog, 1 ounce 1% milk, dash or two of cinnamon
Directions:   Sprinkle a paper plate or saucer with coconut sugar mixed with cinnamon.  Moisten the rim of a martini glass, and dip into the mixture to create a spicy rim.   Set glass aside. Shake the eggnog and milk in a shaker with ice until chilled. Pour mixture into spicy rimmed martini glass. Add your dash or two of cinnamon on top and swirl with a toothpick or spoon. Calories: 125
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2.5 ounces eggnog, 1 ounce 1% milk, 1.5 ounces spiced rum, dash or two of cinnamon – Calories 225

Coconut Cranberry Thyme On The Rocks

Ingredients: 3 ounces coconut water, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1 sprig thyme
Directions: In a rocks glass, add enough ice to fill glass. Pour coconut water and cranberry juice over ice and stir to chill. Add sprig of thyme to slightly infuse the drink with flavor. Leave the thyme sprig in as a garnish. Calories 45
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2.5 ounces coconut water, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1.5 ounces vodka, 1 sprig thyme – Calories 145

Vanilla Spritzer

Ingredients: 4 ounces sparkling water, 1 ounce cream soda, dash of vanilla extract, dash stevia
Directions: In a wine glass, add ice to fill to the top of the glass. Pour sparkling water, cream soda, dash of vanilla extract and a dash of stevia. Gently mix all together and enjoy. Calories 20
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2.5 ounces sparkling water, 1.5 ounces of vanilla infused vodka, 1 ounce cream soda, dash of vanilla extract, dash stevia, 1.5 ounces vodka – Calories 120

Orange Cranberry Martini

Ingredients: 4 ounces water mixed with 1 scoop of orange replenish, 1 ounce cranberry juice, plus 1 scoop or dry orange replenish dry 3-4 cranberries
Directions:  Pour the dry replenish mix onto a plate or saucer. Moisten the rim of the martini glass and drip the rim into the mixture. Set glass aside. In a shaker, mix the remaining orange replenish and water, the cranberry juice, and ice, and shake until chilled. Pour the drink mix into the martini glass and drop a few cranberries in the glass as a garnish. Calories  45
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2.5 ounces water mixed with 1 scoop orange replenish, 1 scoop dry orange replenish dry, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 3-4 cranberries, and 1.5 ounces vodka – 140
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Pear Thyme Bubble On The Rocks

Ingredients: 4 ounces sparkling water, 1 ounce pear juice, 1 sprig thyme
Directions: In a rocks glass, pour the sparkling water and pear juice over ice. Stir so the liquids are mixed completely. Garnish with a sprig of thyme. Calories 20
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2/5 ounces sparkling water, 1 ounce pear juice, 1.5 ounces vodka, 1 sprig thyme – Calories – 120

Orange Lemon Spritzer 

Ingredients: 4 ounces sparkling water mixed with 1 scoop orange replenish, 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 lemon wedges
Directions: In a wine glass, add ice to fill to the top. Pour the sparkling water mixed with orange replenish and fresh lemon juice into glass. Mix together completely. Rub the juice of one lemon wedge over rim of wine glass. Garnish the glass with the remaining lemon wedge on the rim of the glass or dropped into the drink. Calories 25
Turn It Into A Cocktail: 2.5 ounces sparkling water mixed with 1 scoop orange replenish, 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 lemon wedges, and 1.5 ounces of citrus flavored Vodka – Calories 125
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About Vita Vie Retreat

One of the country’s first boot camp retreats, Vita Vie Retreat (formerly Bella Vita Retreat) in Delray Beach, Florida,  has been inspiring and motivating people from all over the world to lose weight, regain energy and live a happy, healthier lifestyle with our weight loss retreat and fitness vacation since 2004.

December 9, 2015 |

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