Sweet holiday drinks to skip, and pick

Part of the holiday spirit comes in the form of seasonal beverages, whether it's a cocktail at a party or a coffee drink to warm up a cold day.

However, some of these favorite winter drinks may be packed with more fat, calories and sugar than most desserts.

So, on "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," Matt Bean, contributor to the "Eat This, Not That!" series, spelled out which ones are naughty for your waist, and which are nice for your figure and health - that is, which to pass on, and which to enjoy, and without guilt!

WORST COCKTAIL

Eggnog (1 oz rum; 1 cup eggnog)

  • 476 calories
  • 20 g fat (12 g saturated)
  • 26 g sugar

Drink This Instead!

Hot Toddy (1 oz whiskey; 1 Tbsp honey; 2 tsp lemon juice; 1 cup hot water)

  • 164 calories
  • 0 g fat (0 g saturated)
  • 18 g sugar

WORST COFFEE DRINK

Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (Venti, 20 oz, made with 2% milk and whipped cream)

  • 640 calories
  • 21 g fat (13 g saturated)
  • 94 g sugars

Drink This Instead!

Starbucks Cappuccino with 2 shots Peppermint Syrup (Venti, 20 oz, made with 2% milk)

  • 190 calories
  • 6 g fat (3 g saturated)
  • 24 g sugars

WORST HOLIDAY BEER

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

213 calories
5.8% alcohol by volume


Drink This Instead!

Samuel Adams Light

119 calories
4.3% alcohol by volume

WORST HOT CHOCOLATE

Dunkin' Donuts Hot Chocolate (Large)

  • 450 calories
  • 15 g fat (14 g saturated)
  • 62 g sugars

Drink This Instead!

Dunkin' Donuts Mocha Hot Coffee (Large)

  • 230 calories
  • 0 g fat (0 g saturated)
  • 46 g sugars

WORST MARTINI

Cosmopolitan (1 martini)

  • 213 calories
  • 0 g fat (0 g saturated)
  • 11 g sugars

Drink This Instead!

Champagne (4.1 oz flute)

  • 78 calories
  • 0 g fat (0 g saturated)
  • 1 g sugars

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