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8 Superfood-Packed Holiday Cocktails Perfect for Your Next Party

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Willa Tellekson-FlashDecember 1, 2016

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‘Tis officially the season of holiday sweets and back-to-back feasts. If you’re trying to find balance amidst an overload of bites and sips (repeated ad nauseam), just look to the good-for-you ingredients you rely on in your day-to-day—think matcha, avocado, and turmeric—to give your buzzy beverages superfood status. (Not to mention flavor sans added sugar by the spoonful.)

Whether you’re hosting your own get-together or you’re bringing spirits to a friend’s gathering, these creative concoctions are sure to be the talk of the night. After all, who can resist a kombucha Moscow mule?

Keep reading for eight healthy cocktail recipes to toast this holiday season.

Thirsty for Tea's Matcha mojitos
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Matcha mojitos

Who says that the antioxidant powerhouse has to be limited to lattes or cups of hot tea? Besides the obvious health boost, it will give your buzz additional, well, buzz. “An added benefit of the matcha is that it will give you a bit of extra pep to get you through the rest of your day (or evening),” explains Bonnie Eng, the tea enthusiast behind food blog Thirsty for Tea. Mix one up when you’ve got back-to-back gatherings that require some serious energy.

In it 4 the Long Run's Kombucha Moscow mule
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Kombucha Moscow mule

There’s never a bad time to get an extra dose of probiotics—yes, even after-hours. Swapping out ginger beer for the fermented, probiotic tea not only lowers the sugar content of the classic cocktail, but also ups its gut-friendliness. An added bonus? All you need to do to make a ‘booch mule is stir together its four ingredients: ginger kombucha, vodka, lime, and agave—no shaker required.

Running to the Kitchen's Coconut chai hot toddy
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Coconut chai hot toddy

This is the cocktail you’ll want in hand on a bitterly cold evening, preferably wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. (No judgement if you’re whipping this up while flying solo.) The hot toddy is essentially a mug of milky tea with a shot of rum mixed in for holiday festiveness. Best of all, it’s totally vegan: The creamy consistency comes courtesy of coconut milk—healthy fat alert!

Hungry Couple's Lychee and elderflower gin and tonic
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Lychee and elderflower gin and tonic

There’s  no reason why your G&T has to be boring. Hungry Couple blogger Anita Schecter proves that the bar standby can be elevated—with tasty superfoods, to boot. Lychee adds a natural sweetness, as well as immune-boosting benefits and an impressive amount of vitamin C. Your guests will thank you for the most delicious cold- and flu-fighter they’ve ever tasted.

Yes to Yolks' White cranberry margaritas
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White cranberry margaritas

Molly Meehan of Yes to Yolks gives the classic marg a frosty makeover with white cranberry juice and a handful of the fresh berry. “If you want to go all out, you could even smash in some mint or sage leaves for more color,” Meehan suggests. Though this drink contains no simple syrup, make sure look to for a version of the vitamin-C rich fruit juice with no added sugar for optimal benefits.

The Healthy Maven's Pomegranate champagne martini
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Pomegranate champagne martini

This cocktail makes it super easy to cheers to good health. Blogger Davida Kugelmass of The Healthy Maven heard that having pomegranate on New Year’s Eve is good luck, but there’s nothing limiting this cocktail to one celebration a year.

Evermine Occasions' Copa verde cocktail
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Copa verde cocktail

Add avocado to anything and you’ll likely have a buzzy, superfood-filled dish…or drink. The OG healthy fat makes for a deliciously sweet cocktail when combined with fresh lime, agave nectar, and tequila. Starting dry January early? You can easily sub the tequila for club soda for a healthy mocktail, too.

Cali Girl Cooking's Turmeric gin & ginger cocktail
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Turmeric gin & ginger cocktail

Turmeric and ginger? Talk about major superfood status. The best part about this anti-inflammatory combo is just how quick and easy it is to make. “Throw everything together in a tall glass filled with ice and you have the perfect cocktail to kick off your weekend in less than five minutes flat,” explains Robin Terry of Cali Girl Cooking—no need to scramble before the guests arrive!

In party-planning mode? These 7 holiday dishes are as easy as they are delicious. And this super-easy pumpkin spice latte is perfect for the morning after you hit the holiday party scene.

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