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Sugar Free Cocktails: The Road Towards A Healthier Lifestyle

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When you order a cocktail at a restaurant or bar, chances are they aren’t using a Sugar Free Flavored Syrup. After all, some would say, “What’s the fun in that?” A health-conscious person would reply with, “Why go to a bar or restaurant when I can buy a sugar-free flavored syrup at a store and make a cocktail myself at home. It’ll be both healthier and cheaper for me to do so. I can even customize my cocktail by adding additional fruits and flavors.” Here are some great cocktail recipes you can make at home using sugar-free flavored syrups.

Modified Sparkling Tropical Fruit (Juice)

There are countless recipes online that include do-it-yourself fruit juices that contain alcohol. Here is a modified version of a simple recipe. The basic recipe calls for ½ of a mango (peeled and sliced), 1 orange (peeled, sectioned, and seeds removed), 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced), sparkling mineral water, and ice. To “modify” this tropical fruit juice cocktail, add 1 ½ teaspoon of sugar-free mango syrup and a shot or two of Malibu Coconut Rum. To assemble, combine mango and liquid ingredients into a blender. If you would prefer it to be frozen, add ice to the blender. Blend ingredients. Serve in a highball glass. Garnish with some pieces of orange and kiwi. As an option, top with a single maraschino cherry. This drink will have you feeling sparkly like being in a tropical oasis. This recipe yields a single serving.

Sugar-Free Amaretto Sour

We all know this cocktail normally includes simple syrup. This is an alternate recipe that uses a sugar-free sweetener instead. The ingredients call for 3 tablespoons of Amaretto liqueur, 2 tablespoons of sugar-free sweetener, 1 ½ tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 orange (sliced), 1 maraschino cherry, and ice. To combine, use a cocktail shaker. Pour Amaretto, sugar-free sweetener, lemon juice, and ice into the shaker. Shake and strain. Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. This yummy classic will be sure to please any almond loving palate. This recipe also yields a single serving.

Irish Cream Iced Coffee Spiked

Here’s a recipe for those who love coffee but still want to stay sugar-free. The recipe asks for 3 tablespoons of Irish whiskey, 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, 1 ½ tablespoon of sugar-free Irish cream syrup, whip cream, and ice. To make, brew coffee. Set aside to cool down. Once the coffee has cooled, add whiskey and the sugar-free Irish cream syrup. Mix to combine. Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice. As an option, top with whip cream. You’ll get your caffeine kick and a little extra to boost your day with this drink. In addition, if you want it a little sweeter, add a teaspoon or two of sugar-free sweetener. Serves 1.

Sugar-Free Peach Bellini

The Peach Bellini has always been an all-around favorite, day or night. Here is a sugar-free alternate recipe for the famous drink. The ingredients call for 6 peaches (peeled and cut into wedges), 4 tablespoons of sugar-free peach syrup, and 3 ounces of ice-cold Prosecco. In a food processor or blender, puree the peaches until completely broken down. Next, add the sugar-free peach syrup to the puree. As an option, you may add a teaspoon or two of sugar-free sweetener. Blend again. Once combined, transfer mixture to a pan or pot. Cook and boil until mixture is reduced. Remove mixture from heat and let it cool. Once cooled, pour the peach puree into a champagne flute. Then, gently pour ice-cold Prosecco over puree. Stir only when you are ready to drink. To garnish, you may add a peach wedge to the glass. This recipe yields 6 servings, for those who love refills.

Sugar-Free Fizzy Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

A delightful combination, this cocktail is colorful, tasty and refreshing. The recipe asks for 2 tablespoons of sugar-free raspberry syrup, 6 ounces of club soda, 2 shots of vodka (plain or citrus flavored), 4 ounces of lemonade, 5 fresh raspberries, a single twist of lemon, and ice. To assemble, combine all liquid ingredients. Once combined (mixed or stirred), pour into a glass filled with ice. To garnish, drop fresh raspberries into the glass and add a twist of lemon to the rim of the glass. Depending on the size of the glass used, the recipe may yield 1 to 2 servings.

These are only a few cocktails that use sugar-free flavored syrups. If you search online, you will find countless numbers of other recipes that include sugar-free alternatives in their ingredients that you can make at home yourself. Using sugar-free alternatives greatly reduces sugar intake in our bodies. This leads to being healthier and living a healthier lifestyle.

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