Have you seen that episode of The Vicar of Dibley where Dawn French is invited to several Christmas parties in one day and each host cooks her a Christmas dinner? She goes ahead and eats every single one of them rather than admitting shes already eaten? I feel you Dawn, the food and wine on offer over Xmas can get a little OTT.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dinners over the festive period. The food is delicious and I thrive off the company. But it’s so easy to indulge way too much with everyone handing you a glass of fizz and bowl of snacks upon arrival.
As mentioned in this post I recently had a big health scare and, although it was completely unrelated to indulging, it still gave me the impetus to make my body as healthy as possible and that can be hard over the Christmas holidays.
So, with that in mind I’ve been testing out some 100% natural mocktails which not only taste delicious, but are good for you too.
Cranberry and Lime Cosmo Mocktail
Crisp cranberry mixed with the sharp taste of lime makes this the perfect mocktail:
- Pour cranberry and lime juice into a cocktail shaker (I used Feel Good Drinks)
- Add the juice of half of a lime, ice and raspberries
- Shake it up then strain into a glass
- Garnish with lime and rosemary
Not sure this one really needs instructions but I always feel more Christmassy with a champagne flute in hand and this is the best alternative:
- Pour apple and elderflower into a champagne flute (I used this one)
- Garnish with raspberries and add a sprig of rosemary
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year break relaxing with friends and family. I have a busy couple of weeks in the UK visiting all of my favourite people and I’m so looking forward to it.