The holidays are here and if your planning on hosting a party, these new recipes from HINT will be the perfect conversation piece! Everyone loves peppermint so offer your guests something cool, refreshing, and different. They can be made as a cocktail OR a mocktail and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your guests face. Both recipes are from nutritionist and registered dietitian Corinne Dobbas.  Your guests will appreciate the fact that these healthy drinks  will not add calories to their holiday cheer. Made with limited edition HINT Peppermint, the mellower mint flavor is reminiscent of candy canes, but without the added sweetness that can sometimes overwhelm your drink of choice.

Peppermint HINT Martini
Serves 1

2 ounces HINT Peppermint water
1.5 ounces vodka
1 ounce 100% cranberry juice
Approximately, 1 ounce seltzer water
Ice cubes
1 mint leaf, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, Peppermint HINT, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into chilled glass and top with seltzer water. Garnish with mint; serve immediately.

Only 122 calories per drink!

Nutrition facts: 122 calories, 13.9 grams alcohol, 0 grams fat, 6.8 grams carbohydrate, 6.8 grams sugar, 0 grams fiber, 0 grams protein, 1.5 mg sodium

 

Peppermint HINT Blueberry Blitzer
Serves 1

3 ounces Peppermint HINT
2 ounces 100% cranberry juice
1 ounce seltzer water
Ice cubes
Approximately, ¼ cup blueberries
Muddle blueberries and add to a chilled glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine Peppermint HINT, cranberry juice, seltzer water and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into chilled glass; serve immediately.

Only 46 calories per drink!

Nutrition facts: 46 calories, 0 grams fat, 12.2 grams carbohydrate, 10.5 grams sugar, 1 gram fiber, 0 grams protein, 1.5 mg sodium

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