Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and other holidays bring endless amounts of joy to people all around the world. With that, at your average holiday party, there’s also enough food and drink to serve a small army.
The holidays are a good excuse to give into temptation, but you don’t want to waste all of your calories on a single cocktail. Unless you’re committed to sipping on a vodka soda, many beverages served during the holidays won’t do your waistline any favors.
Here are three of the unhealthiest holiday cocktails you might come across this season. Warning: Just because they’re unhealthy, doesn’t mean they’re not delicious. Sip with caution.
Brandy Milk Punch
Think about it: Anything with the words brandy, milk, and punch in the same phrase is probably not going to be low in calories. Punch is a suitable way to serve a large amount of guests, but the simple syrup, vanilla extract, brandy, and milk in this drink makes for a drink that should be avoided.
Chocolate Crème Egg Cocktail
A chocolate cocktail will cease your sweet tooth, but it will also expand your waistline. This drink includes Bailey’s Irish Cream, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, and over an ounce of cream — a recipe for disaster, if you’re counting calories.
Eggnog is commonly served at holiday parties, so chances are, you’ll definitely come across this drink at least once. This custard-like drink with cream, milk, sugar, and whipped eggs can contain up to 170 calories in a measly four-ounce cup.