Delicious, Healthy[ish] Holiday Cocktails

Let’s face it- it’s pretty tough to resist temptation during the holiday season. It seems like the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas pretty much revolves around butter, sugar and chocolate. Like most other people, I tend to give in and indulge a little more than I’d like to admit. I definitely think it’s okay to partake in a few seasonal treats as long as it doesn’t result in me not being able to zip up my jeans by December 26th. Luckily, there’s a few simple ways to save a few calories (and not even notice the difference) when it comes to creating some yummy and festive cocktails.

I’m a big fan of creamy drinks around the holidays- but don’t really want to consume hundreds of extra calories in the form of heavy cream. I’ve found that Silk Pure Almond is a perfect substitute for almost anything that requires a super creamy (dairy) ingredient. Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Original and Vanilla milks only have 30 calories per serving- and taste anything but light.

My husband is a big fan of bourbon and has slowly turned me onto it as well. He likes it on the rocks or with a little bit of water, but sometimes we get fancy and I make him this drink. It tastes sinful and rich- but thanks to Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla, it’s just 150 calories. I’ll drink to that!

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Maple Bourbon Kiss

1 T maple syrup

1 oz. bourbon whiskey

1 c. Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Original or Vanilla

ice

Pour maple syrup and bourbon in a glass and stir well with a spoon. Slowly pour in Silk Pure Almond and stir well. Add ice and stir again. Drink immediately!

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Silk has a ton of mouth-watering drink recipes on their website. Here’s a few that would be perfect to enjoy this holiday season:

Chery Sleigh Ride

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Chocolate Monk

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Cinnamon Glow

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Everything Nice

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Freshly Minted

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Gingerbell Latte

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Ginger Snap

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Winter Warmer

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Spiced Snowflake

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* This post was created as part of the Silkblogger program.

Cheers!

What’s your favorite festive drink?

Comments

  1. These are all great ideas! Not too exciting but I really like peppermint tea this time of year!

  2. yum! I’ve been drinking a lot of tea (and of course coffee) this time of year with the cooler weather but I need hot chocolate for those days when it’s just so cold and I want something warm, sweet and comforting. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. great.. . now I want one of those drinks at 9am. . . ;)

  4. I’ll take a Mexican Hot Chocolate please?

  5. I will definitely be making a ton of these for all of my family, vegan and carnivore alike!

  6. ooooo YUM! All of these look amazing! :D

  7. Mmmmmm!

  8. That -ish looks good! That Spiced Snowflake drink is something I could definitely get down with!

  9. These recipes are amazing!! I can’t wait to try the Winter Warmer and the Chocolate Monk… thanks so much for sharing! :)

  10. I am TOTALLY making that Maple Bourbon Kiss! Yum!

  11. Oh I’d love to try the Mexican Hot Chocolate! Of course I might have to find something to add to it to make it an “adult” beverage. What a yummy treat on a cold winter’s day!

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