Dress Up Your Holiday Drinks

Written by Meredith Hink MS, RD, CD


What can you drink to get the fun and flavor of the holiday season without extra calories? Reach into your spice cupboard and refrigerator discover how to dress up your drinks without dressing up the Calories?

Mock Glögg (gloog)

Yield: 6 – 8 fl oz portions

A non-alcoholic twist on a popular Swedish drink that is served warm.


  • 1 48 fl oz bottle of 100% grape juice
  • 5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • peel of 1 orange


Combine all ingredients in a pan or crock pot. Heat until simmering, but not boiling. Serve warm.


Sunshine Slush

Yield: 2 – 6 fl oz portions

Bring a touch of sunshine to winter with this frosty drink.


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup prepared 100% orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend and serve.


Cinnamon Chocolate Steamer

Still craving chocolate? Have any leftover cinnamon extract from holiday baking? Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon extract to heated chocolate soymilk and you will have warm drink to perk up your taste buds.