Clink! I’m sure you’ll be cheersing a lot this holiday season, but it stinks when the glass you’re toasting with is filled with a seriously-bad-for-you beverage (calories, sugar and fat, oh my!). Check out these four better-for-you champagne-based cocktails, and one alcohol-free bubbly bev I heart (pssh, hangovers totally add to the already ever-present holiday “puff” you’ve got going on).
Gussy up plain champagne with a bit of healthy ginger—it’ll ease any nausea (car sickness from going over the river and through the woods to see grandma, perhaps?) and may help to prevent cancer. Epicurious.com’s Ginger Champagne Cocktail (originally appeared in SELF) calls for fresh ginger, sugar, five-spice powder, crystallized ginger and anise added to champagne.
Photo credit: Sang An on Epicurious.com