Healthy Holiday Cocktails

“To your health.” As you raise your glass this holiday season, make it a point to bring this traditional toast to reality with our tips for making healthy holiday cocktails.

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Beer Cocktails

Beer

Not into hard liquor? Try a beer cocktail. A study from Tufts School of Nutrition showed that beer may protect bone mineral density because beer contains high levels of dietary silicon which enables the deposit of calcium and other minerals in bone tissue. The silicon in dark beer helps absorption of calcium and minerals to make strong bones.

Try a Black Velvet by mixing equal parts champagne with a chilled stout or dark beer. (Try a Guinness; despite its hearty reputation, it has fewer calories than many of its lager friends.) Pour the stout into the glass first, then slowly add the champagne so that the drinks layer.

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