Replenish while you imbibe with these antioxidant-rich pomegranate and cranberry cocktails, perfect for pre-holiday parties or Christmas day. Maybe even New Year’s Eve — there’s also a healthy dose of champagne in a few of these drinks. To less added sugars and more polyphenols in your 2013 benders.
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Mulled Cranberry Juice / Spiked Cider
Perfect for holiday parties -- cranberry juice, cinnamon, cloves, fresh cranberries, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar per quart. Spike it as you see fit.
GET THE RECIPE, via Martha Stewart
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
White rum, pomegranate juice, fresh mint and brut Champagne? Want. Now. GET THE RECIPE, via Epicurious.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Terribly simple and naturally sweet -- just pomegranate juice, Grand Marnier, pomegranate seeds and sparkling wine 'as needed.' GET THE RECIPE, via Williams & Sonoma
Fresh cranberries, fresh mint, lime juice, rum and soda water. This recipe calls for a cup of sugar, but you could probably seriously reduce that. GET THE RECIPE, via We Are Not Martha.
A naturally-sweetened whiskey cocktail created by a New York bartender and marathon runner Marcine Franckowiak. GET THE RECIPE, via Sip Smoke Savor.
Pomegranate Tequila Cocktail
Pomegranate syrup, silver tequila and fresh lime juice make up this black lava salt-rimmed pomegranate cocktail. GET THE RECIPE, via Food and Wine magazine
Merry Bloody Mary
Muddled tomatoes take the place of bloody mary mix in this low-calorie bloody mary cocktail. GET THE RECIPE
Cranberry Clementine Cocktail
Bonus if you use freshly squeezed clementine orange juice or garnish with fresh juniper. GET THE RECIPE, via Two Tarts
Apple, Ginger & Cranberry Vodka Cocktail
Apple juice, cranberry juice, vodka, and ginger ale. GET THE RECIPE, via Miss Indie
Warm Spiced Pomegranate Orange Juice
With both fresh fruit juices and plenty of spices & herbs (cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamon, star anise), this non-alcoholic warm juice is brimming with antioxidants and vitamins. It could probably do just fine with a little rum, as well. GET THE RECIPE, via Rachael Ray magazine
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