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Written By: Charlotte Farrell Low-Calorie Cocktails Recipes
Photos By: Jesse Paz

It’s sweater weather. That’s right. Sweater weather. This means the knits and jackets that have been collecting dust the past few months now get their time in the spotlight. However, when the cozy threads make their autumnal debut, so do comforting holiday drinks like eggnog, mulled wine and hot buttered rum. Now, I’m not saying the occasional frothy bevvy is completely off limits, but why waste all those calories on something that will not only bring on the bloat, but also a sugar-induced hangover? Don’t fret, because Truly Spiked and Sparkling wants you to sip on delish cocktails all season long, soaking in the warm vibes minus the excess carbs, sweeteners and cals. You’ll thank us when your friends rush in panic to the gym in May.

Low-Calorie Cocktails Recipes

Truly Red Potion Punch (Just in Time for Halloween)

Ingredients:
-2 cups Pomegranate Juice
-1 cup Red Wine
-2 oz. Blanco Tequila
-1 oz. Cointreau
-2 cans of Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange
-Blood Orange Slices

To Make:  Mix pomegranate juice, red wine, Blanco tequila and Cointreau together in a large punch bowl. Top with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange. Stir to combine and garnish with blood orange slices.

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Truly Pumpkin Patch

Ingredients:
-1 oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka*
-1 oz. Orange Juice
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange
-Orange Slices
-Lemon Wheels

To Make: Combine pumpkin spice vodka and orange juice in a small, hollowed out pumpkin. Fill with ice and top with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange. Garnish with orange and lemon wheels.

*Pumpkin Spice Vodka

Ingredients:
-2 cups Pumpkin (Peeled and Cut Into 1/4 Inch Pieces)
-1 Cinnamon Stick
-2 Vanilla Beans
-1 tbsp. Ginger (Peeled and Sliced)
-3 cups Vodka

To Make: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pumpkin on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until soft. Let pumpkin cool to room temperature. Pour vodka into glass container. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla beans and ginger to glass container. Let mixture sit overnight. Strain mixture through a fine strainer and store in the fridge.

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Truly Citrus Sparkler

 

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Ingredients:
-1 oz. Gin
-0.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur (e.g. St. Germain)
-0.25 oz. Lemon Juice
-4 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu
-Lemon Twist
-Edible Glitter (optional)

To Make: Combine gin, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice in cocktail shaker. Strain mixture into a flute. Top with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu. Garnish with a lemon twist and edible glitter.

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Truly Winter Wonderland

Ingredients:
-1 oz. Vodka
-0.5 oz. Crème de Menthe
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo
-2 dashes Silver Edible Disco Dust (Optional)

To Make: Combine the vodka and crème de menthe in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Pour mixture into glass and garnish with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo and 2 dashes of disco dust. Note: Upgrade your glass game by using this snow globe shaped cocktail glass.

 

Truly Pom-Apple Fizz

Ingredients:
-1 oz. Cranberry Juice
-1 oz. Apple Cider
-1 oz. Cinnamon Spice Tea Infused Cognac*
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate
-Rosemary Sprig
-Apple Slices

To Make: Combine cranberry juice, apple cider and cinnamon spice tea infused cognac in a large rocks glass with ice. Top with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and apple slices.

*Cinnamon Spice Tea Infused Cognac
Ingredients:
-2 cups Cognac
-3 Cinnamon Spice Tea Bags (Ex. Tazo Cinnamon Spice Tea)

To Make: Pour Cognac into a glass container and add tea bags. Allow mixture to steep for 20 minutes. Remove tea bags.

 

Truly Merry

Ingredients:
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime
-1 oz. Gin
-Dash Cranberry Juice
-Rosemary Sprig for Garnish

To Make: Pour 1 oz. gin over ice in a Collins or highball glass. Add 6 oz. of Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime, and finish with a dash of cranberry juice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.

Truly Moscow Mule

 

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Ingredients:
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime
-1 oz. Vodka
-2 oz. Ginger Beer
-Fresh Squeezed Lime
-Lime Slices for Garnish

To Make: Combine 1 oz. vodka, 2 oz. ginger beer and lime juice in a copper mug over ice. Top off with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime. Add a lime wedge for garnish.

NOTE: You can substitute gin for vodka for a holiday twist (gin and ginger). Also, adding a dash of ginger beer to Truly Lime instantly creates a sessionable version of a Moscow Mule, with a shot of vodka for some extra kick.

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Wild Berry + Bourbon Cocktail

Ingredients:
-1 oz. Bourbon
-0.5 oz. Lemon
-0.5 oz. Pomegranate Juice
-0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
-4 oz. Truly Wild Berry

To Make: Combine bourbon, lemon, pomegranate and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a double rocks glass with ice and top with Truly Wild Berry. Garnish with a lemon and cherry flag.

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Truly Sangria

 

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Ingredients:
-6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate
-2 oz. Red Wine
-Assorted Citrus Fruits (Oranges, etc.)
-Assorted Fresh Berries (Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries)
-1 oz. Brandy
-1 oz. Raspberry Flavoring (ex: Monin)
-Squeeze of Orange and Lime 

To Make: In advance, soak fruit in brandy. Combine 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate and 2 oz. red wine in a red wine glass over ice and brandy-soaked fruit

Garnish with orange slice

NOTE: To make batch sangria, use 3:1 ratio of Truly to red wine.

 Inspiration: This easy-to-make sangria recipe is a great choice for entertaining large groups, hosting brunch, or preparing for a long afternoon at the pool or beach. Substitute winter citrus for a refreshing twist on a holiday punch bowl.

Low-Calorie Cocktails Recipes

For more cocktail inspo, check out their website www.trulyspikedandsparkling.com or their Instagram page @trulysparkling.