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Low-Calorie Recipes for New Year's Eve Cocktails

Watermelon Melonita

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This twist on a Margarita uses all-natural watermelon water for added flavor and sweetness. For more about the benefits of watermelon water, see Ask the Diet Doctor: Benefits of Plant Waters.

½ lime
Raw sugar
1 1/2 ounces Blanco Tequila
1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liquor

Muddle the first five ingredients in a glass with a salt rim. Top with WTRMLN WTR and ice and garnish with lime and mint.

Nutritional score per serving: 165 calories


Ciroc Champagne Cocktail

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The classic New Year’s drink gets an upgrade with Amaretto and lemon

1 ½ ounces CIROC Amaretto
1 ½ ounces organic lemon sour
2 ounces Champagne

Combine first two ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute glass. Top with champagne.

Nutritional score per serving: 187 calories

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Zevia Ginger Sparkler

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A zero-calorie soda, Zevia is sweetened with stevia rather than sugar.

2 ½ ounces Zevia Ginger Ale
1 ½ ounces Bacardi Limon
1 ounce Lillet
Fresh or candied ginger

Muddle fresh ginger with Bacardi and Lillet. Pour into a champagne class, top with ginger ale, and garnish with fresh or candied ginger.

Nutritional score per serving: 122 calories

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Skinnygirl Midnight Kiss

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This wintry cocktail looks like a Cosmo, but has a fraction of the calories. And if you're not drinking alcohol, try this Hibiscus Cosmopolitan mocktail.

1 ounce Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka
1 ounce Skinnygirl Prosecco
4 ounces cranberry juice

Combine vodka, cranberry juice and ice in a martini glass and top with Prosecco.

Nutritional score per serving: 126 calories

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Yellow Tail Sangria Sparkler

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Pre-made sangria is as easy as opening a screw top bottle. Add some bubbles to up the festive factor.

3.5 ounces Yellow Tail Sangria
1.5 ounces Yellow Tail Bubbles
Sliced fruit

Pour sangria into a wine glass and top with bubbles. Add cut up fruit to garnish.

Nutritional score per serving: 142 calories

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2 Gingers Skinny Ginger

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The honey and citrus notes of this whiskey pair well with sweet and spicy ginger ale.

2 ounces 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
Diet ginger ale
Lemon wedge
Lime wedge

Pour the whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with diet ginger ale and a wedge each of lemon and lime.

Nutritional score per serving: 150 calories

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Kombucha Champagne Toast

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This combo of Kombucha and Champagne has the lowest calorie count of the bunch—just 43! Curious about kombucha? Check out the 3 New Kombucha Drinks We Love.

1 lemon
3 ounces Kombucha Wonder Drink (any flavor)
1 ounce Champagne

Cut a lemon twist and gently twist the peel over glass and run it along the rim of a champagne flute. Add Kombucha to the flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Nutritional score per serving: 43 calories

Photo: Rachelle Hacmac


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