The holidays present so many opportunities to ruin your diet. Between your mom's cookies and holiday feasts, it's nearly impossible to stay within a normal calorie range. And the best Christmas cocktails only add to the list of super not healthy treats.
But there are ways to make your favorite cocktails much lighter without losing the flavor or holiday spirit. Just because you don't want to explode your diet, doesn't mean you can't still have a little fun.
Here are some skinny subs for your favorite holiday cocktails.
Skinny Cranberry Margarita
Adding cranberries to margaritas makes holiday magic. And taking most of the calories away only makes it better.
My Crazy Good Life for the recipe.
Skinny Hot Buttered Rum
You might think a drink with the word "butter" in it would be totally off limits. But
Lemon Tree Dwelling works it's Christmas magic and makes this an acceptable calorie cocktail. There's still a bit of butter, but way less fat and sugar than the normal version.
It's not Christmas without Eggnog, but here's a version that won't make you go up a size over the holidays. Plus, it's dairy-free for any of your lactose intolerant friends.
Skinny Mom for the recipe.
Lemon Drop Sparkler
We know you're already addicted to La Croix, so adding it to your booze should not be a problem. In fact, the fruity, no calorie seltzer is a great sub for juice or soda in any cocktail. A lemon drop is a great cocktail and super refreshing at the holidays. With only two ingredients, you might have more than one.
Pizzazzerie for the recipe.
Skinny Moscow Mule
Moscow Mules have been having a big comeback this year, so why not try a light version during the holiday season.
Love Happy Hour for the recipe.
Skinny Holiday Sangria
Sangria isn't just for the summertime. This sparkling Sangria is easy to make, uses sugar free soda, and you can claim the alcohol soaked fruit is good for you.
Find the recipe at
Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
This is Christmas in a glass. Cinnamon, cranberries, whiskey, Merry Christmas to us! Feel free to cut the sugar in half to make the calories even lower.
Find the recipe at
Baker By Nature.