Entertaining

Healthy Holiday Cocktails

Written by
Juice Served Here
PHOTOGRAPHS BY
Felicia Lasala for EAT/SLEEP/WEAR

‘Tis the season for festive fun and tasty cocktails. And more cocktails. With all the holiday parties to attend – and host – we were in search of a few drink options that were better for our bodies but didn’t compromise flavor. We whipped up three healthy holiday cocktails recipes that contain all of the good cheer and none of the guilt. We’ll toast to that.

Sleigh My Name

Ingredients

Serves 4.

  • 8 oz vodka
  • 16 oz natural cane sugar
  • 6-7 cinnamon sticks
  • The Pipe Cleaner: Two cups of organic apple juice, one cup of raw ginger juice and three organic lemons
  • ice

Preparation

  • Bring the sugar and cinnamon sticks to a boil over medium heat to make a syrup. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Once the syrup has cooled (you can ever let it sit overnight), pour one cup into a pitcher.
  • Add the vodka and The Pipe Cleaner (or alternative mixture).
  • Stir thoroughly!
  • Add ice to individual glasses and pour.

Coco Nog

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 8 oz rum
  • 16 oz of natural cane sugar
  • 1-1.5 vanilla beans
  • Cream Party: Four cups of coconut milk and one cup of coconut water
  • ice

Preparation

  • Bring the sugar and vanilla bean to a boil over medium heat to make a syrup. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Once the syrup has cooled (you can even let it sit overnight), pour one cup into a pitcher.
  • Add the rum and Cream Party (or alternative mixture).
  • Stir thoroughly!
  • Add ice to individual glasses and pour.

Cranberry Crush

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • ½ c cranberries
  • Charcoal Lemonade: Four cups of alkaline water, two cups of lemonade and half a cup of activated charcoal
  • lemon for garnish
  • ice

Preparation

  • Pour Charcoal Lemonade into a bigger glass or jug.
  • Crush cranberries into a mash and add to Charcoal Lemonade.
  • Stir thoroughly and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add ice to individual glasses and pour – your body will thank you!

[Ed. note: Please note Just Served Here closed for business in December 2017.]