Cheers to a Healthier Cocktail!

Here’s to you!

You’re surviving the holidays so far, and 2015 is just around the corner.

Both are perfect reasons to keep on celebrating!

But if you’ve been riding the party train a lot this December, celebrating is not sounding as much fun as it did at the beginning of the month. This lull in the holiday season probably has you noticing that you’re a tad dehydrated and not quite your usual healthy self. Yes? Maybe. Maybe not.

Anyway, it is still party season, but you can still stay festive and notch up the health factor with this great round of healthier cocktails (some that even hydrate as you sip!) we’ve come across.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season! Cheers!

Refresh and Delight Hydrating Cocktails

Juicer’s Delight

We found this lovely bevvie via healthhard.com. Take a look at the ingredients – if you’re a juicer, go for it! If you’re not, no problem. Just head to your local juice place or any grocery store that sells fresh juices and grab the bottles you need. From there, it’s just a matter of mixing all that juicy goodness with some high quality, clear tequila! Viva the holidays! Get the recipe here. 

Carrot Cocktail

Trip to Malibu

Trapped under a drift of snow or relatives? Then sip on down to Malibu and escape for a while. This yummy concoction is as simple as it is hydrating – just Malibu rum and coconut/pineapple water. Get the recipe here.

coco-rum cocktail

Healthy Cocktails That Still Know How to Have Fun

Pomegranate Champagne

Start that resolution to be healthier in 2015 on December 31st when you toast the New Year with this antioxidant packing and festively colored fizzy drink. Get the recipe here. 

pomegranate champagne cocktail

Hot-Blooded

Whiskey and the holidays just go together. This spicy darling brings jalapenos and blood oranges together for one very memorable drink. We really like the spicy factor here. Spicy anything is great for your circulatory system, plus a host of other health benefits. Make sure to read the commentary on how to select and handle the jalapenos – they can be a little hot-headed. Get the recipe here.

blood orange-jalapeno cocktail

Champagne Cocktails that Sparkle with Unexpected Ingredients

The pop of Champagne being opened is the traditional way to ring in the New Year. Once it’s opened, why not shake things up a bit by adding an unexpected twist. Here’s some inspiration we found.

 Champagne-Cocktail-Recipes

60 – yes, 60 – Healthier Boozy Drinks.  A Little Bit of Everything

We’ve been concentrating on healthy cocktails, but check out this great list of healthier boozy drinks, like a light White Russian, Cinnamon Sour and the Pom Cosmo (pictured below) – all made with slight tweaks that uptick the healthy factor (ex. Like swapping club soda with seltzer water – for less sodium intake). Get the recipes here. 

PomCosmo_Recipe_1

Hydrating Tips for a Fun Night and a Better Morning After

The best prevention for a hangover is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate — before, during and after your ride on the party train. Here’s a very exhaustive list of tips that’ll help you formulate your hydration plan – so you can enjoy your night and the next day too! Get the scoop here. 

14_WaysToHydrateWhileDrinking