Two Holiday Drinks For You This Season: Traditional and fresh but with a healthy twist for some extra joy!
Healthy Fun Holiday Drinks
It’s that time of the year again, where we feel like sharing and enjoying each other’s company more than ever. That exciting Christmas feeling and the cozy winter mood that also takes us closer to the kitchen with thirst for new creations. Not only hot drinks but also fresh and creamy cocktails to toast with!
There’s just something about the holiday season that gets everyone in the mood for treats & sweets and the truth is a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be boring! I want to share with you with all my love, two out of thirteen magical cocktails that will surely impress anyone who takes a sip. I’ve shared the full thirteen drink recipes exclusively with my crew in my holiday newsletter. Subscribe to keep recipes, promotions and info to help support your health coming your way.
Now to the cocktails!
Traditional, fresh, with a healthy touch for some extra joy. Get into the bartending role, get the music going and start the mixing!
Innovating is always necessary, but there are certain ingredients that can’t be forgotten when it comes to Christmasy cocktails, we are talking about cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, apples, brandy and rum… yum!
So let’s focus on the process now, which is as important as the ingredients and you know, with love, everything tastes better! The how-to includes the words slow, cold and hold. The slower you take these steps the better the results, so prepare with time in advance, as some ingredients need to be crushed, soaked and to sit for a little so they take all the goodness and spice.
Now that you know the characters and the genre, let’s get this show started:
Coconut Milk Eggnog:
This dairy-free recipe requires a little cooking to heat the raw eggs, but it comes together easily. You can enjoy it warm or cool.
This eggnog will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator.
4 egg yolks
14 oz (400 ml) can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups (475 ml) light coconut milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
1/8 tsp allspice, ground
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp nutmeg, ground
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup (60 ml) spiced rum or brandy (optional)
- Heat coconut milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan over low heat until warm (do NOT let it boil.)
- Using a blender, mix together egg yolks, maple syrup and spices (you also can use a whisk.)
- While blending, slowly add half of the coconut mixture to the egg yolk mixture to warm it.
- Pour it all back into the saucepan and continue to warm it over low heat, whisking it until it starts to thicken.
- Remove it from the stove, and stir in optional rum/brandy.
*This makes 6 to 8 servings*
Now let’s move from rich, sweet and creamy to fresh, light and spicy, Cran-Bucha Mocktail comes into the frame!
Cran-Bucha Mocktail :
The process is as easy as ABC and no one has to know this zesty drink contains gut-friendly kombucha! If you need a little more sweetness in your drink, try adding honey or maple syrup.
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1/4 cup (60 ml) 100% cranberry juice (no sugar added)
1 12-oz bottle (350 ml) ginger kombucha
Fresh cranberries and ginger slices for accoutrements
- In a large mason jar, muddle together the ginger and rosemary.
- Slowly stir in the cranberry juice and kombucha.
- Pour into ice-filled glasses, straining if necessary.
- Add accoutrements
*This makes 2 servings*
There is so much more I’ve got for you! The Gingered Hot Toddy, the Cran-Orange Margarita and oh… the Kombucha Cosmopolitan! Exciting and innovative drinks to wow yourself and others. Subscribe to my newsletter to keep in touch and receive more sweet exclusives.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did, but I especially hope you enjoy drinking and toasting with your friends and family this holiday season, wishing all the joy and love in this world.