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3 Ways with Holiday Cocktails

Eggnog has its time and place, but we're shaking up the cocktail category with some fresh takes on festive libations.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly – and what’s more jolly than a fancy-looking holiday cocktail? We have three recipes that not only taste good but have carefully curated ingredients like rosemary, turmeric and basil.

Cherry Rosemary Vodka Ice

We chose rosemary to round out this drink’s fruity sweetness because we believe even boozy bevvies should come with a few health bennies. The scent and flavor of rosemary are linked to stress reduction, and rosemary oil, a common element in aromatherapy, has been found to improve alertness and mood.

Clementine Turmeric Margarita

This soothing holiday cocktail looks like sunshine in a glass. We’re big fans of turmeric, a golden root used since antiquity in both cooking and ancient medicine. This spice contains compounds called curcuminoids, which have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Burnt Grapefruit Gin Smash

This upscale twist on the classic gin smash is flavored with basil leaves. One tablespoon of this herb contains roughly 13 percent of the recommended daily intake for vitamin K, an essential nutrient that plays an important role in blood clotting, bone mineral density and cardiovascular health.

Courtesy of Clean Eating.