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Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options

Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options

What makes these Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options a better-for-you option? They are all made with organic, fresh ingredients and fresh juices instead of over the counter stuff. Pure ingredients make these holiday drinks easy to drink and not as hard on the body because there’s less sugar.

Even though these are Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options, remember that as with anything moderation is key and it’s all about balance.

Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options

New Year’s Sangria
Choose organic ginger ale as opposed to regular. This will keep away questionable ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. A compound in red wine may also protect against heart disease. Pineapple is one of the most hydrating fruits, which makes it a great option to pair with dehydrating alcohol. Fresh pineapple has also been shown to help with digestion.

1/2 oz grand mariner
1/2 oz triple sec
4 oz organic red wine
Splash of fresh pineapple juice
Juice of 1 orange
Top with organic ginger ale

Serve with ice and add chopped fresh fruit (apple, pear, blueberries) and a sprinkle of hibiscus flower.

Purple Rain
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, lemon juice is high in vitamin C and sparkling water will help balance out the vodka content to keep you hydrated.

2 oz organic vodka
1 Tbsp of fresh strawberries
1 Tbsp of blueberries
Dash of fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp of coconut nectar
Sparkling water

Blend fresh berries with enough mineral water to cover. In a shaker add vodka, blended berry juice, coconut nectar, and lemon. Pour in a martini glass and top with more mineral water as needed. Garnish with fresh berries and edible flower.

Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options

Dance ’til Dawn
Not only can raw cacao boost your mood, studies have shown it can also boost brainpower, lower blood pressure and keep you focused and alert. A recent study showed that coffee drinkers live longer than those who abstain. Coffee has also been shown to improve cognitive function and memory.

2 oz organic vodka
1 tsp cacao powder
1/4 cup cold pressed coffee
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 coffee bean
1/8 tsp of agave or coconut nectar

Blend coffee, coffee bean, coconut milk, cacao powder and agave. Pour into a shaker with ice and vodka. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with cacao nibs.

Agave is a low glycemic index sweetener, which means it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like other sweeteners. Which means you won’t crave more sugar or crash after drinking this cocktail. Pears are packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins C and K.

2 oz sake
Splash of vermouth
1/8 tsp of agave
Juice of 1 and 1/2 pear

Shake and serve in a martini glass. Serve with a pear wheel.

Have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s with these Healthier New Year’s Cocktail Options.

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