Over did it with the holiday treats? Put down the high-calorie cookies and pick up a low-cal cocktail and relax. After a flurry of parties and houseguests, now is the perfect time to lie low and curl up with a cozy drink at home before it's time to prep for New Year's.
This recipe, created exclusively for SHAPE by Bryan Dayton and Cathy Christiansen from the team at Silk, feels just as festive as a gingersnap cookie, but instead of sugar and butter, which can cause inflammation, its primary ingredient is almond milk, a natural de-bloater—and who doesn’t need a little de-bloating after 12 days of Christmas? It's super easy to make and provides 10 percent of your daily calcium, to boot.
114 calories, 1g fat, 12g carbs, 34mg sodium
2 ounces Silk Pure Almond® Unsweetened Almondmilk
1 ounce shochu
1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
2 teaspoon honey syrup*
Candied ginger, for garnish
Place all ingredients except garnish in a cocktail shaker. Add one cup of ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with candied ginger.
*To make honey syrup, stir together 1 part honey and 1 part hot water.
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.