Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Low-Cal Holiday Cocktails with La Croix

As we raise our glass this holiday season to toast with our loved ones, we're trying our best to keep it as healthy as possible. We know this time of year is notorious for indulgence and it's so easy to focus on not over-eating (though, let's be honest, we all do), we often neglect to be conscious of how much sugar and calories are in our favorite eggnog and spiked hot chocolate delights. To keep you from stressing over one more thing this season, we’ve lightened up a few unique holiday cocktails by using La Croix sparkling water as a mixer. We recently tried the new holiday variety pack which includes berry, tangerine and cran-raspberry, 3 of our new favorites. 

Vodka Berry Soda

This drink is just like a vodka soda, but with a berry twist! Simply add Lacroix berry in place of soda and garnish with fresh berries. You could even muddle strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries with some sugar in the bottom of the glass for a extra berry twist! 


Tangerine Margarita

Substituting tangerine juice for lime in a margarita is a revelation...or at least it was to me. The taste is gentler, a little sweeter, and far more pleasing to the nose —the tangerine flavor is a great match for the orange liqueur, boosting its presence. This is such a fun twist on a classic!

  • Ice
  • 1 part tequila
  • 1 part triple sec orange liqueur, preferably Cointreau
  • 1 part Tangerine LaCroix
  • Thin lemon slice to garnish


Mixed Berry Mimosa

We all enjoy a good nightcap or cocktail at an evening holiday party but is there anything better than day drinking, aka endless mimosas at brunch? There's something so satisfying about being able to sip on mimosas and then crawl back into bed in your coziest pj's ;) 

  • 1 part cran-raspberry La Croix
  • 1 part champagne or prosecco 
  • A few frozen strawberries to garnish & for extra fizz
  • Secret - I added a little red food coloring to make it extra festive. One drop is all you need!




SHOP THE BAR ACCESSORIES:

Have you tried the variety pack yet? 
What are your low-cal go-to Holiday cocktails?


This post is sponsored by La Croix but as always, all opinions are our own.
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