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4 Calorie-Conscious Holiday Cocktails

Written on December 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm , by

Tasty sips without the unwanted calories. Happy holidays, indeed. (Photo courtesy of Cascade Ice.)

Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern

Go ahead and have a cocktail at your holiday soiree. We found a little something that may make our waistlines a smidge happier this season (hint: sparkling water) and something that will spice up your festive drinks! Meet your new favorite guilt-free holiday cocktails.

The first comes from Cascade Ice, a sugar- and calorie-free sparkling water that takes out the heavy mixers without losing bursts of flavor. After being taste-tested and approved by our own staffers (we couldn’t give you a good recommendation without trying it for ourselves, right?), we were quick to grab a few festive recipes from the company. Try one (or all!) and feel free to indulge without worrying about tossing in an extra-intense run as part of your next workout.

The second just might establish your holiday party as one of the best – something we’re all striving for, right? New for this holiday season comes a limited-edition cognac from the House of Marnier-Lapostolle: Grand Marnier Cherry. Impress your guests with these easy-to-make recipes.

Passion Pucker-Up Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 3 oz Cascade Ice Raspberry Black Currant
  • Juice of 1 lime wedge
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Orange wedge, for garnish

Place tequila and sparkling water into a blender over crushed ice. Add juice from a lemon wedge and a handful of raspberries mix and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange wedge and serve.

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