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The holidays are officially done for another year and after an over-indulgence of your favourite foods and drinks, you may be on the hunt for something on the lighter side to enjoy. Sure, vodka sodas are an easy go-to…but we’ve looked high and low and found these awesome low calorie, guilt free cocktails if you’re searching for something different. You may just find a new favourite!

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Basil-Cumber Gin

Small cucumber, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes

1 tsp grated lemon zest

2-3 fresh basil leaves

1 1/2 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Splash of soda water

1 thin slice lemon, for garnish

1 thin slice cucumber, for garnish

 

In a glass, muddle the lemon zest, basil leaves and cucumber. Pour in gin, lemon juice, soda water and stir. Garnish with basil, cucumber and lemon.

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Cranberry Margarita

1 oz Sauza Hornitos Reposado tequila
1 tbsp lime juice
1/3 c. cranberry juice
Sparkling water
Frozen cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a glass and garnish with frozen cranberries.

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Spicy Blackberry Smash

Blackberries
Jalapeno
1 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
2 oz soda water
2 oz lime juice
Fresh mint (garnish)

Muddle a slice of jalapeno and a few blackberries in a glass. Add ice and pour in tequila, soda water and lime juice. Garnish with blackberries, mint and a slice of lime.

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Skinny White Russian

1 oz Smirnoff vodka
1 oz Kahlua
Almond milk (unsweetened)

Pour vodka and kahlua in glass and top with almond milk. For an added bonus, try adding sugar free caramel sauce to the rim or splash in the glass.

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Hot Toddy

1 oz Dewars White Label whisky 

6 oz herbal tea

2 tbsp lemon juice 

Honey to taste

 

Add whisky and lemon juice to hot herbal tea. Stir in honey to taste.

 

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Hot Chocolate

1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
3 tsp. cocoa powder
1 oz Disaronno Amaretto
Drizzle of Maple syrup (optional)

Heat almond milk in pot on stove on low-med heat until warm. Add cocoa and stir until dissolved and mixed well into almond milk. In a mug, pour the amaretto and then add mixture of cocoa and almond milk. Stir well. Drizzle maple syrup on top for added sweetness.

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Winter Punch

3 oz Bask Pinor Noir
2 oz club soda
1-2 tbsp Unsweetened cranberry juice
Lime juice
Lime slices (for garnish)
Frozen cranberries (for garnish)

Mix wine, club soda and cranberry juice together. Add a splash of lime juice and garnish with lime slices and frozen cranberries.

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
3 oz club soda
1 lemon (juiced)
Honey
Rosemary

In the bottom of a glass, muddle one sprig of rosemary, a dash of honey and lemon juice. Add ice and pour in club soda and gin.

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White Wine Spritzer

4 strawberries, diced
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 oz Bask Sauvignon Blanc
Unsweetened flavoured seltzer (we suggest lime, but you can try any flavour)

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Add wine, lime juice & strawberries, then fill the rest of the glass with seltzer. Gently stir.