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3 Holiday Clean Cocktail Recipes to Impress your Friends and Family with This Season

Something sweet and something sour.

With the holidays officially here, I love starting off the evening reconnecting with friends and family over a good cocktail. So while everyone starts to pull out their go to beverage, you can get heads turning with these fantastic clean holiday cocktails! We spoke to one of our favorite coffee and cocktail enthusiasts, Nora Tobin (performance enhancement and executive coach, nutrition specialist and CEO of Nora’s Naturals Coffee), who shared with us her three favorite holiday clean cocktail recipes for this upcoming holiday season (and into dry January). Keep reading for more!

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3 Holiday Clean Cocktail Recipes to Impress your Friends and Family with this Season

1) Cranberry Sauced

Benefit: Immune strengthening cranberries contain high levels of vitamin C and phytonutrients to fight free radicals and lower inflammation. Combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice in a shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into a fun glass. Add the whole cranberries from the shaker (option to soak in vodka ahead of time). Option to add additional orange zest to the top.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp honey

2) Beauty Bubbles

Benefit: Beauty boosting pomegranates contain B6, potassium and polyphenols essential for cellular turnover, i.e. brightening skin and strengthening hair. Combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice in a shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into a champagne glass. Add the pomegranate seeds from the shaker (option to soak in vodka ahead of time). Option to add additional lemon zest to the top.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon squeezed
  • Splash of pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp honey

3) Vacay Ready

Benefit: Fat burning fiber in the blood oranges slows down blood sugar spike and regulates digestion. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors seep into the wine.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles of cabernet or pinot noir
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 lime

 

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