5 Holiday Mocktail Recipes You Have to Try

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Healthy holiday mocktails

Want to enjoy holiday festivities without packing on the pounds? Sip on these low-calorie non-alcoholic mocktails that taste so delicious, you won’t even miss the booze! Plus, they fit perfectly into your Nutrisystem weight loss plan.

Here are five diet-friendly mocktail recipes for your holiday menu:

1. Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

There’s no better way to kick off the cold holiday season than with this warm, soothing drink.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 53

Each Serving Counts as: 1 Extra

Ingredients:
7 oz. hot black tea
1 tablespoon sugar-free honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 lemon wedge

Directions:
1. Pour honey, lemon juice and spices into large mug.
2. Top with hot tea, stir, then add lemon wedge for garnish.

2. Cran-Raz Spritzer

Cran-Raz Spritzer

This booze-free beverage doesn’t just look delicious, it tastes that way, too!

Servings: 4

Calorie per Serving: 74

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
2 cups cranberry cocktail juice
2 cups seltzer
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 lime wedges for garnish
8 frozen raspberries

Directions:
1. Combine cranberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher.
2. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses then add 2 frozen raspberries to each glass and garnish with lime wedges.

3. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Your guests will love this delicious drink that packs a flavorful punch thanks to tangy pomegranate juice.

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 67

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups seltzer
2 cups pomegranate juice
Lemon twists, for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine pomegranate juice and seltzer in large bowl or pitcher.
2. Serve over ice with a twist of lemon.

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4. Grapefruit Mock-Mosa

Grapefruit Mock-Mosa

Get your festivities off to a sparkling start with this tasty treat featuring orange, grapefruit and lime juice.

Servings: 3

Calories per serving: 59

Each Serving Counts as: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar-free honey
1 12 – ounce bottle sparkling water, chilled
Long, thin strips of orange peel, grapefruit peel and/or lime peel, curled for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. Combine orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice and honey and stir until honey is dissolved. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
2. Pour juice mixture into four glasses then stir in sparkling water.
3. Garnish with citrus peel strips.

5. Skinny Bloody Mary

Skinny Bloody Mary

This guilt-free take on a cocktail classic serves up all the flavor you love!

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 24

Each Serving Counts as: 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:
2 cups no salt added tomato juice or low-sodium vegetable juice
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Few drops bottled hot pepper sauce
Ice cubes
Celery sticks for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix all juices, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and hot pepper sauce.
2. Pour mixture over ice in glasses.
3. Garnish with celery sticks.