This is the first of a few posts I'll be making in the next few days to celebrate Christmas in a healthy mindset. This doesn't mean you shouldn't go for the second (or third) gingerbread cookie or helping of stuffing, but simply a way to be conscious in recipes or drinks that usually have many empty calories. I love making my own holiday drinks over store-bought since I really like adding in fruit. A pre-made drink is already full of sugar and preservatives so this drink offers a more natural way to enjoy a sweet Christmas toast. The sugar and honey rims give the drink a nice holiday touch I'm sure your guests will enjoy. Let me know what you think and have a great evening with the ones you love.


Recipe by Alicia Lamore

  • 1/4 cup of frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup of Perrier
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1.5 oz of alcohol (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon 


Place the cranberries and raspberries in a bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds. Rim your glass with and even layer of honey, spreading it out with your finger so it is not too thick. Place the sugar on a plate and coat the honey with it. Add the fruit to the glass and pour in the perrier. Add the alcohol of your choice (Gin, Vodka and Rum typically have a shot under 100 calories) or have this drink without and add in 1 tsp of honey and a sweetener. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve and enjoy!

Note: If cranberries are too sour for your taste, consider frozen strawberries or blueberries.

If you haven't noticed, I like keeping in the teaspoon in the drink to scoop the fruit. You can substitute this for small holiday spoons or do the same if you have enough measuring spoons. 

Merry Christmas Eve from my family to yours! 
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