Holiday Sangria Mocktail

Muddle the blood orange slices, apple slices, and lemon juice in the bottom of two stemless wine glasses. Add the apple cider and non-alcoholic white wine to the glasses, giving them a stir with a cinnamon stick.  Top with ginger ale, pomegranate arils, star anise, and a blood orange slice on the rim. Enjoy!  

Cranberry Coconut Mocktail

Combine coconut sparkling water, cranberry juice, and ice in a pitcher. Top with pomegranate arils and sliced limes. Enjoy!

Nutrition per serving: 60 calories; 0g total fat (0g saturated); 0 mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 1g dietary fiber; 12g sugar (0g added sugar); 0g protein 

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie 

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree.  This can be made in advance and frozen into single-serving portions. 

Nutrition per serving: 220 calories; 0g total fat (0g saturated); 60mg sodium; 41g carbohydrates; 4g dietary fiber; 28g sugar (0g added sugar); 13g protein 

Apple Pie Smoothie

This recipe was contributed by Dietetic Intern Emily Tew.

Any variety of apple will be delicious in this recipe! Red apples like Fuji, Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp will provide a sweeter flavor.

Throw all ingredients in the blender. Top with cinnamon and your favorite granola.

Nutrition per serving: 233 calories; 1.5g total fat (0g saturated); 75mg sodium; 44g carbohydrates; 4g dietary fiber; 30g sugar (6g added sugar); 11g protein

Calvados Sour

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Boil until fragrant, 3-5 minutes. Let cool, strain and discard spices.

Combine Calvados, lemon, syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Dry shake vigorously with no ice for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake for 10 more seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Maple Bourbon Cider

Add ingredients to an old-fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Stir until syrup is incorporated. Garnish with a cloved lemon wheel. 

Spiced Blood Orange Margarita

To make the simple syrup, in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool completely. Once cooled, strain out and discard cinnamon sticks.

Add juices, syrup, and tequila to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 10-20 seconds. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass over fresh ice, garnish with a round of blood orange and cinnamon stick.

Holiday Slippers

Add lime juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for at least 15 seconds until well chilled. Pour grenadine into bottom of a Collins or highball glass. Add ice and then slowly pour chilled mixture down side of glass or over back of a bar spoon to layer. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.

Falling Leaves

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill a quarter full with ice. Shake for at least 15 seconds until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lime twist.  

Pimm’s Cup

In a large pitcher, combine Pimm’s, orange and lemon slices, and mint. Chill for about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger ale.

Put 2 cucumber wedges, standing on end, into each of 4 pint glasses. Fill halfway with ice. Pour in Pimm’s mixture. Push mint down into drinks and divide orange, lemon, and apple slices among drinks.