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Fall is a wonderful time for feasts and family. But you can hold down some of the effects of the feast by drinking these low-calorie beverages.

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1. Pomosa: 145 calories

Pomegranates are said to be effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Most major vodka brands have a pomegranate version. Sparkling wine adds extra fizz!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • 1 ounce pomegranate vodka

Directions: Pour chilled pomegranate vodka into a flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a strawberry.


2. Caramel Appletini: 168 calories

Apple pies are a staple of the holidays, and this drink will bring together the tart apple taste you love with rich butterscotch schnapps for a beverage that will be fewer calories than that slice of pie a la mode.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces TY KU Citrus Liqueur
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps

Directions: Stir ingredients together. Garnish with green apple slice.

3. Orange Spiced Cider: 248 calories

Warm apple cider is a fall favorite drink – now kick it up a notch by mixing in some orange spice tea and just enough rum to create that fuzzy warm feeling as the temperature drops.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange spice tea bag
  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces rum

Directions: Heat cider until very hot. Steep tea bag directly in cider for 5 minutes, covered. Uncover, add rum and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

4. Cranapple Cobbler: 92 calories

Amping up your vitamin C intake is a great idea as the seasons are changing. Fending off those pesky colds is crucial during the socializing holiday season. And at less than 100 calories, you can feel good about drinking it.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounces TY KU Citrus Liqueur
  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • Splash of sugar-free cranberry juice

Directions: Stir ingredients together. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

5. Dutch Tea: 138 calories without light whipped cream; 221 calories with light whipped cream

This is a liquid fusion of two normally decadent drinks—antioxidant-rich chocolate tea, which contains real cocoa nibs, orange peel, and spices, and chocolate vodka. Chocolate – it is what’s for drinks AND dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces chocolate Pu-erh tea
  • 2 ounces chocolate vodka
  • Light whipped cream (optional)

Directions: Steep one chocolate Pu-erh tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for 3 minutes, then remove bag. Add vodka and stir. Place light whipped cream to float on top (optional). Dust with powdered cocoa to garnish.

6. Speyside Coconut Highball: 214 calories

To keep the calories down, this concoction swaps out sugary juices in favor of pure coconut water and agave nectar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces scotch
  • 4 ounces coconut water
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic light agave nectar

Directions: Dry shake (no ice) all ingredients and pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

7. TY KU Toddy: 104 calories

There are few better ways to stop a nasty flu in its tracks and warm up after a tramp through cold weather than a hot toddy. It’s been known as a toddy since at least 1786.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounces TY KU Citrus Liqueur
  • ½ ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce chamomile tea
  • ¼ ounce sugar-free vanilla syrup

Directions: Stir ingredients together. Serve warm.

8. Pumpkin Martini: 205 calories

October brings out all things pumpkin-flavored – pies, candies, coffees, and now, cocktails. Look for low-calorie sake and possibly skip the whipped cream garnish to bring the calorie count even lower.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces sake
  • 1 ounce vanilla rum
  • ½ ounce pumpkin syrup

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon stick.

9. Fiji Apple: 147 calories

Fall is the best time for apples, and this is a great way to enjoy a crunchy slice of autumn. Try TY KU Sake Black, a premium dry sake made with only four natural ingredients, and offset it with spiced rum and sweet apple juice. Keeping this drink at only 147 calories? Now that’s a holiday gift.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces sake
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1½ ounces apple juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.

10. Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail: 160 calories per serving

Hold onto summer a little longer with this pear-flavored cocktail. The vanilla flavors help create that warming feeling (along with the vodka, of course).

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces pear juice
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • ½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 cup ice plus more for serving

Directions: Mix pear juice and vodka in a pitcher or shaker. Split open the vanilla bean, and scrape the seeds into the juice and vodka. Add 1 cup ice, then give it a good shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over more ice and serve with sugared rim. Makes 4 drinks.

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