The holidays are one of the best times to get a little boozy. But for those who are health-conscious, it can seem impossible to fit in drinking calories along with eating calories.

Healthy holiday cocktails

That's why we put together these healthy holiday cocktail recipes for you.

Now you can enjoy a drink and a meal with your friends and family this holiday season– guilt-free!

Check out our recipes below and pick out one to share with your friends and family!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails: #1 – Slim Eggnog

People who love eggnog, LOVE eggnog.

But between the eggs, sweetener, and dairy, eggnog can be a bit heavy of a drink.

Healthy holiday cocktailsThat's why we dug up a recipe for a slimmer eggnog.

By using skim milk, bringing the egg count down, and reducing sugar, you can have a jolly good time at 144 calories a glass!

We'll cheer to that!

You will need:

  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white rum or bourbon (optional)

Convert some non-believers of eggnog this year with this delicious recipe!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails: #2 – Tropical Seasons Greetings

Who's looking forward to a green Christmas this year?

Healthy holiday cocktails

If you're coastal this holiday season or just dreaming of warmer weather, this is the cocktail for you.

Rum, coconut milk, and lime together make a jammin' good time for your taste buds.

With a mint garnish and a pucker of pomegranate, this cocktail may become an unexpected favorite.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 (1-in.) lime wedge
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk (such as Silk)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Pomegranate arils for garnish

This sipper comes in at 141 calories per glass. A small price to pay for a one-way sensory ticket to the tropics!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails: #3 – Rosemary and Gin Fizz

When the night starts to wind down, you might want a drink like this.

Healthy holiday cocktails

The rosemary and gin fizz is a light drink with mild, well-blended flavors.

The subtle fizz of the club soda can soothe a stomach that's bursting with appetizers, while the rosemary and lemon can brighten up your palate.

You will need:

  • 3 one-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • 3 ounces club soda

This light, delicious cocktail nets out at 130 calories a glass!

Healthy Holiday Cocktails: #4 – Boozy Hot Chocolate

Calling all holiday purists!

This spiked hot chocolate is exactly the drink you want warming you up as you walk through Christmas lights down your lane.

Healthy holiday cocktails

With almond milk instead of whole milk and amaretto making things interesting, this spiked hot chocolate is one to savor.

You will need:

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup high-quality cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 2 oz. amaretto

This recipe is for 2 servings, and is one you should take seconds of– only 116 calories per serving!

From the Glass to the Table

With all this talk of healthy holiday cocktails, you might be wondering if there's another way you can step up your seasonal diet.

Our free 1-day meal plan might be the perfect place for you to start.

Healthy holiday cocktails

This plan tells you exactly how to eat, morning, noon, and night.

With our Perfect Plates principle, you're able to make endless combinations of healthy food. If you're never bored with your diet, why would you ever go off of it?

Make this part of your New Year's resolution!

Because this is what the holiday season is for– making positive changes!

Your friend in health,

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Founder, The Fit Father Project
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Small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on healthy holiday cocktails.