A Sweet Ending

Take extra care of yourself with our favourite drinks.


Raspberry-Pomegranate Mojito
In a large glass measuring cup, combine 1 cup pomegranate seeds and ¼ cup fresh mint. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, gently bruise seeds and mint against glass. Stir in 1 cup black raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord). Strain into pitcher. Stir in 3 cups light white grape juice, ½ cup pomegranate seeds, and ½ cup fresh mint leaves. Top with 4 cups chilled club soda. Serve in 8 glasses over ice.
Per glass: 116 cal., 19 g carb. (7 g sugars).


Apple-Rosemary Champagne
Place 2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary in a pitcher. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to bruise leaves against side of pitcher. Add 4 cups chilled light apple juice drink; cover and chill for 15 to 30 minutes. Strain into 8 flutes. Use a 750-millilitre bottle of chilled champagne to top flutes. Garnish with 1 small thinly sliced apple.
Per flute: 103 cal., 12 g carb. (8 g sugars).


Chai-Peach Tea Cider (nonalcoholic)
In a large saucepan combine 5 cups water, 3 cups peach nectar, 2 tbsp. sugar, 6 thin slices fresh ginger, 6 whole cardamom pods, three 3-inch cinnamon sticks, 8 whole black peppercorns, 3 whole cloves, 1 whole star anise, and a pinch of ground nutmeg. Bring to boiling; remove from heat and add ¼ cup orange juice and 5 white or green tea bags. Let it stand for 3 minutes. Strain into 8 mugs; add cinnamon stick.

Per mug: 63 cal., 15 g carb. (15 g sugars).

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