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Spiced Winter Warm-Up


When the temperature drops and the last thing you want to do is head out to the bar, curl up with this warm cocktail recipe, created by Bryan Dayton and Cathy Christiansen from the team at Silk, instead. The grown-up orange creamsicle provides 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of flu-fighting vitamin C and will set you back just 160 calories.

If one isn’t enough to get you through tonight’s movie marathon, skip the booze to slash more than 100 calories. You can have two virgin bevvies for 106 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrates, but still get 6 grams of satiating protein. Sounds like a great night in!

Spiced Winter Warm-Up

4 ounces Silk Pure Almond® Vanilla almond milk
1 ounce spiced Scotch liqueur (such as Drambuie)
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice or orange simple syrup*
2 dashes orange bitters
Grated nutmeg, for garnish


Place all ingredients except garnish in a saucepan and heat until warm. Pour into a mug and garnish with grated nutmeg.

*Dissolve 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 tablespoon hot water. Add 1 tablespooon orange juice. Measure amount needed and reserve remainder for future use.

Nutrition score per serving: 160 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated), 17g carbs, 3g protein, 1g fiber, 47mg sodium, calcium 14%, iron 3%, vitamin A 5%, vitamin C 12%

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.


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