New Year’s Cocktail Recipes
by Anna Victoria in Recipes + Nutrition
During the holiday season the drinks can sometimes start to flow, especially after a year like 2020! Alcohol can absolutely be worked into a healthy diet and lifestyle when consumed in moderation, but it’s important to enjoy alcohol responsibly. Many mixed drinks contain a lot of added sugar and extra calories, 1 gram of alcohol contains 7 calories! Enjoying alcoholic beverages in moderation will not derail your progress, but it can if not consumed mindfully. For those that do enjoy a drink every now and there, here are a few festive cocktails to get you in the mood to celebrate. Move over eggnog, you’ve got some competition!
Spicy Cider Margarita
Unfiltered organic apple cider
Blanco tequila (We used Milagro)
Jalapeño (1 per 4-6 finished drinks)
Limes (½-1 per drink)
1 C ice per drink
Standard size shot Glass
Cocktail shaker optional
Slice jalapeños into rings. Remove most or all the seeds, depending on how spicy you like your drinks. More seeds = more spicy. Be careful touching your face/eyes afterwards, you can use gloves if needed!
On a plate mix equal parts Tajin and cinnamon. Set this aside for the rim later!
In a cocktail shaker with 1 C ice, mix in 2 shots apple cider with 1 shot tequila. Squeeze in the juice from ½ lime (your can use the full lime if your lime isn’t very juicy). Drop in one jalapeño round and shake vigorously or stir well.
Using a cocktail glass, run the leftover lime onto the rim. Press the rim into the tajin/cinnamon mixture. Pour in the completed margarita and garnish with cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
Pomegranate Mimosa with Rosemary
Organic Pomegranate juice with no added sugar
Pour champagne carefully into flute glass, leaving room to add juice. Add in pomegranate juice to taste.
Drop in 4-5 pomegranate seeds and top with rosemary sprig. Perfect for a holiday brunch or dinner! Cheers!
Mint Cranberry Vodka Spritz
White cranberry juice, no sugar added
Fresh mint leaves
1 C ice per drink
Standard size shot glass
Cocktail shaker, optional
Wash fresh cranberries and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker mix together 1 C ice, 1 shot white cranberry juice, 1 shot soda water, 1 shot vodka and 1-2 mint leaves.
Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with ½ handful of fresh cranberries. Enjoy!