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5 Healthier Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

Start 2018 on the right note with these festive, yet healthier cocktail recipes.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas weekend. Bry and I spent Christmas this year up in the mountains with my parents. While I love the years we are surrounded by extended family, this year it was nice to get away from the bustle of the city, slow down, and get quality of time together. December 23rd is Little Christmas Eve in the Norwegian tradition, which means a day full of baking cookies, watching Christmas movies, and getting ready for the Christmas celebrations. The rest of the weekend was a bit more active (had to work up an appetite for all those cookies after all), with snowshoeing and skiing.

But now the peacefulness is over and we are gearing up for party-mode to ring in the New Year this weekend! The hard part is just choosing one or two cocktails to celebrate with. Hope you enjoy!

  1. Wild Blueberry Kombucha Martini – Queen of My Kitchen Since moving to Colorado, Bry and I have become obessed with kombucha. While I usually enjoy the probiotic-rich drink at night to curve my sweets craving, it turns out kombucha also makes for an awesome mixer (bonus that it’s way lower in sugar than fruit juice and soda!).
  2. Hibiscus Mimosas – Lively Table If you’re looking for a show-stopper cocktail, this is it! So pretty with the hibiscus flower, these mimosas are light enough to serve at brunch while also elegant enough for a new year’s eve party.
  3. Pomegranate French 75 – Jessica Levinson Just the name of this cocktail sounds fancy. Thankfully it’s super easy to make and the color is so pretty and festive. It’s a great way to spice up your traditional champagne toast!
  4. Skinny Paloma – Eating Bird Food I fully admit to loving tequila cocktails, so this no-sugar added version of a Paloma looks right up my alley!
  5. Naturally Sweetened Whiskey Sour – A Couple Cooks For those who want a more traditional cocktail, this naturally sweetened whiskey sour could not be easier. For a festive twist, rim the glass in colored sugar.


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