Cheers: Easy, Healthy Holiday Drinks

 4 drink ideas—from a fruit-infused champagne cocktail to healthy nog—to keep your spirits bright

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Holiday beverages don’t have to be complicated to be good. Here are some easy ideas for delicious, antioxidant-packed drinks that will dazzle—without leaving you frazzled.

Sparkling Cocktail: Add a teaspoon of organic raspberry simple syrup to a glass of champagne (or seltzer water), and garnish with some pomegranate seeds. 

Spiced Wine (or cider): Simmer your favorite apple cider, cranberry juice, or red wine with aromatic organic mulling spices, and serve hot in a mug or cold in a festive goblet with a cinnamon stick, a few fresh cranberries, and a curl of lemon peel.

Healthy Nog: Transform eggnog from a guilty indulgence into a wholesome pleasure by swapping heavy cream for coconut milk or almond milk, and mixing in organic maca powder, a balancing superfood that has an earthy-sweet flavor and helps your body handle stress. 

Tea Toddie: Brew a cup of your favorite herbal tea and sweeten with organic saffron simple syrup for a spicy, cinnamony zing; kick it up with a splash of rum or brandy.

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