It’s hard to imagine ringing in the New Year without a festive drink in hand. When you think of New Year's beverages its usually something containing alcohol and bubbles, but it doesn’t have to be. When the ball drops, toast to a happy, healthy year to come with a drink that is low in calories and non-alcoholic. These New Year’s Eve drinks are perfect for sipping on throughout the evening until it’s time for the countdown to 2014.
Peppermint mocha- A combination of coffee, cocoa and peppermint extract are combined in this hot drink that tastes like a chocolate mint candy. Full of flavor and perfect for keeping you warm. Add a candy cane stirrer if you’re really feeling festive.
Sparkling water with herbs and fruit- Add fresh berries to the bottom of a champagne glass and pour your favorite sparkling water over it.
The perfect combination of carbonation and taste. Add fresh herbs or aromatic bitters for added flavor.
Raspberry Spritzer- Combine seltzer, raspberry flavored syrup, or Chambord, frozen raspberries, and mint for a fresh tasty beverage
Lemon fizz- Combine seltzer, low sugar lemonade, lemon juice, and a fresh lemon wedge for a refreshing, sparkly beverage. Enjoy over the rocks or straight up. Add a sugared rim to any glass (try colored sugar).
Natural grape “soda” – In a food processor combine: seedless red grapes, lemon juice, honey, and seltzer water for a natural take on grape soda.
If you want to jazz up your ice cubes, try freezing your favorite juice in ice cube trays and using them as ice cubes. This wil add color and flavor to your New Year's Eve beverage.
However you choose to ring in 2014, we hope that you enjoy your night, and do it safely. Cheers to a healthy start this year!