Holiday Treats and Drinks

The Holidays are here, and with it, company from all over.  Here are some delicious ways to treat your guests!

I like to always start with some beverages, both alcoholic and non alcoholic.  Gotta keep something for everyone!

Thanksgiving progressive dinner appetizers and cocktails

Zevia all natural soda has no sugar, no artificial colors or flavors. It has zero calories, and makes it the perfect holiday swap out! Instead of drinking all those sugary drinks and cocktails, try some of these Zevia mocktails.

Ginger Peach Smoothie Mocktail

Light and gingery, and full of peachy goodness, this is perfect for the kids, or non drinkers!

ginger peach mocktail

And, for the adults
White Wine Spritzer
Delicious, light, and refreshing drink for the adults in the group!

white wine spritzer with zevia soda

Add 2/3 wine glass full of your favorite white wine and top off with Zevia ginger ale. Serve cold.

And, for easy holiday snacking, I bring you the appetizers for this dinner

Pomegranate Guacamole
Spicy, sweet, and perfect for chips or spread on tortillas with tacos or quesadillas!

pomegranate guacamole

2 avocados
seeds from 1 pomegranate
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 tsp lime juice

Remove the seeds from the pomegranate by cutting in 1/2 and “whacking” with a wooden spoon.

remove pomegranate seeds by whacking upside down with a wooden spoon

Mash the avocado, add the seeds and seasonings and allow flavors to “meld” for a few hours. Serve with chips for fun dipping!

Halva

You’ll love this nut-free, dairy-free, raw appetizer as a snack or dessert too!

halva dairyfree nutfree raw snack and appetizer

1 cup raisins
1 cup dates
1 cup tahini
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut

Begin by adding dates, raisins, vanilla and tahini to a food processor and “whir” for about 3 minutes, until all finely ground together. Remove from the bowl, and gently add in coconut. “Press” the mixture together and roll into balls. Serve at room temperature.

make halva a nutfree dairyfree appetizer

What are some of your favorite treats to serve during the holidays?

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10 thoughts on “Holiday Treats and Drinks”

  1. I am looking forward especially to trying the peach mocktail. I saved some wonderful peaches from this summer. time to take them out of the freezer!

  2. Wow… You made my day – night. The Guacamole sounds super interesting, have done something similar but not exactly like this. Very curious about the Halva, have never had anything similar. And about the Mocktail, I have a surprise for you, just give me a few days.
    Thanks for all…

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