Healthy New Year's Cocktail Recipes

Ring in the New Year with these skinny versions of your festive cocktail favorites!

Staff Picks

Pomegranate Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Who says margaritas are just for summer? This pomegranate twist on a cocktail favorite is good all year long--elegant enough for the holidays and fun enough for an outdoor barbecue.
By Devon O'Brien

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 1
Elderflower adds sweet and fruity notes that mingle seamlessly with mint in this refreshing Champagne cocktail.

Ruby-Red Grapefruit Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 1
This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines gin, Campari, fresh grapefruit juice and seltzer. The touch of Campari enhances its beautiful red color, but if you prefer a less bitter drink, omit it.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Rosemary-Ginger French 75

Rating: 5 stars 1
Rosemary and ginger add a flavorful twist to a classic citrusy gin cocktail topped with a little bubbly for a festive libation.

Salty Chihuahua

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cranberry-Prosecco Cocktail

A splash of cranberry juice in sparkling wine and a garnish of cranberries and rosemary sprigs makes an exceptionally festive party-ready cocktail that's easy to make, too.
By Carolyn Casner

Honey Buzz Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
While gin lets the grapefruit shine through, this punch recipe also works with bourbon. Using the Angostura bitters is optional, but the cinnamon-clove flavor gives this drink a bit of holiday-appropriate spice.

Tangerine Bourbon Sidecars

Rating: 5 stars 1
A fresh twist on a classic cocktail, this quick drink recipe uses sweet tangerine juice to balance the tang of bourbon.
By Laraine Perri

Raspberry Spritzer

A refreshing and low calorie alternative to sugar-laden sodas.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Hot Cider with Apple Brandy & Spices

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A natural, cloudy apple cider is delicious for this exotically spicy and aromatic winter warmer, but if you desire a sparkling-clear drink, apple juice can be substituted. Calvados, which is a French apple brandy, adds richness. If you wish to omit it, just add more cider or juice.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Buddha's Hand Gimlet-Tini

This healthy cocktail recipe features Buddha's hand, a bright, lemon-tasting fruit.
By Kara Newman

Very Merry Punch

There was a time when every household had its own recipe for spiced hot-wine punch. Folks would roam from house to house testing each one. With the blend of flavors in this punch, revelers might never move on to other houses on the block.
By A.J. Rathbun
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow-Cooker Hot Cider with Brandy
Rating: Unrated 2
Brew up a batch of warm apple cider with ease in this no-sugar-added drink recipe. The hot toddy stays warm and party-ready in your crock pot all night long.