Cocktail Anyone?

While I always remind everyone to lay off the alchol when in tempting eating situations, I’m also all for a cocktail when in a stressful situation like Holiday Hosting 😉 . So limit these amazing drinks to just ONE but sip it slowly and deliciously!

{If you feel the need to have more than one cocktail try a MGD 64 beer, small glass of champagne, or use seltzer/flavored water with a shot of flavored vodka}


  • 1.25 oz Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka
  • .25 oz raspberry liqueur
  • splash of diet cranberry juice

Add vodka, raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice to an ice-filled shaker and shake to mix. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve garnished with 3 whole cranberries on a stick.

Ginger Snap

  • .75 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • .5 oz. ginger brandy
  • 4 oz. eggnog (I would use Silk Soy Nog for a low fat version!)

Combine rum, brandy, and eggnog in a blender. Blend to desired consistency. Garnish with a ginger snap for dunking.



Mixed Drinks: Remember, one and a half ounces of 80-proof spirits is 65 calories. Add six ounces of calorie-laden soda or a variety of syrups and you’re well over the calorie count for a “light” drink. I always use club soda, flavored soda water, or diet soda which is not great but way better than regular.

So take it easy on the drinks but don’t be a party pooper! I see no problem in stepping up the work outs from now until then so you can enjoy your meal and cocktails guilt free!! That’s what I will be doing!

Healthy Wishes, T

1 thought on “Cocktail Anyone?”

  • I don’t drink alcohol but I know how quickly the cals/sugars can add up with these beverages (or just regular pop and juices!)! It’s always good to be mindful of what you’re having (even in liquid form) 🙂

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