I don’t ever like being the bearer of bad news, but the reality of the situation is that Eggnog, everybody’s favorite holiday treat, is not really that good for you. The standard carton you buy at the grocery store has 180 calories per HALF cup! Top that off with some booze and you are in real trouble. The good news is, we’re getting much savvier these days and there is a way to lighten it up. Thank goodness for SILK’s Holiday Nog, that has only 90 calories per HALF cup. And see below for my even skinnier tricks to thin it out, without compromising the traditional flavor we have all come to love so much. Here you have Boozy and non-boozy options, which both have well under my promise of 50% fewer calories. Phew!
EGGNOG SKINNYTINI (BOOZED UP!)
- 1.75 oz Vodka
- .25 oz Brandy
- 1 1/2 oz SILK’s Holiday Nog
- 1 oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 oz Sugar Free Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup
- Nutmeg to taste
Calories: Makes one 5 oz martini with 166 calories.
Optional Garnish: Cinnamon stick – ZERO calories
Directions: Add vodka, nog, almond milk, syrup and nutmeg to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds to mix and chill. Poor into 5 oz martini glass, top with brandy, dust with a bit more nutmeg, garnish with cinnamon stick and serve.
CINNAMON VANILLA SKINNY EGGNOG (BOOZE FREE)
- 3 oz SILK Holiday Nog
- 2 ½ oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- ½ oz Sugar Free Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup
- Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste
Calories: Makes 6 oz drink with 75 calories compared to traditional eggnog which can easily have 300+ calories.
Optional Garnish: Dust with additional nutmeg or pie spice.
Directions: Add nog, almond milk and syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to blend and chill and transfer into desired glass.
As always be safe and responsible this holiday season and remember to make your celebrations about your friends and family, let the booze and treats be the garnishes 🙂
Cheers to a Merry-Skinny Christmas!
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