Sugar Free Curacao Punch

The Sugar Free Curacao Punch is another great recipe adapted from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, by Dr. Cocktail (Ted Haigh).  However, this drink was originally published in 1882 by Harry Johnson’s New and Improved Bartender’s Manual.

This cocktail was immediately described as tasting like vacation.  With the lemon citrus added to the brandy and rum, this drink had so many levels of flavor.  And the bubbles from the soda water really made the drink come alive.  We used Schweppe’s Club Soda, but I’d be very interested to try it with a home carbonation system.

The Sugar Free El Presidente

The Sugar Free El Presidente has been adapted from the original that was published by Jason Wilson in his book, Boozehound.

This particular may take a little while to make for the uninitiated!  It requires three of our MDR Lab’s Sugar Free Reagents!

Sugar Free Hawaiian Room

The Sugar Free Hawaiian Room is a wonderfully fruity and delicious cocktail akin to a Pina Colada, but without the coconut.  It is a lot less time consuming to make, though!

The original version of the Sugar Free Hawaiian Room was originally published in Ted Saucier’s Bottom’s Up, back in 1951.  We, of course, put our scientists to work in the MDR Labs to transfer this juicy cocktail into a sugar free dream.Sugar Free Hawaiian Room

The Sugar Free Hawaiian Room

Sugar Free Margarita Violette

The Sugar Free Margarita Violette is a wonderful spin on the classic Sugar Free Margarita!

This particular version utilizes the wonderfully herbal and very blue Sugar Free Creme de Violette as well!

Sugar Free Solstice

The Sugar Free Solstice is the MDR Labs take on an original creation by @mahastew (aka Stew Ellington), who also happened to have authored his own book 901 Very Good Cocktails: A Practical Guide.  We’re looking forward to adding that particular compilation to our growing cocktail book library!

Our version uses mostly the same ingredients, but swapping the normal market alcohol for our home brewed sugar free versions.  The Sugar Free Solstice calls for not one, but two of our previous creations!sugar free solstice

The Sugar Free Margarita

The MDR Labs bring to you the Sugar Free Margarita.  This is the most common cocktail involving tequila in the United States, or so says wikipedia…  This is also our first drink featuring our home engineered Sugar Free Triple Sec!
There are a few variations on this classic drink, but we are going for the classics here.  No matter what the source, all seem to agree that it was invented sometime in the 1940’s and involved different ratios of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.  Of course, many variations exist and lemon can be swapped with lime to create a different version.
If making a standard version of this drink, please be advised to double the amount of actual fresh lime juice and cut out the water entirely.  For whatever reason, the ReaLime was extra limey in this drink, so we halved the required amount for a more palatable result!
The Sugar Free Margarita
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Sugar Free Triple Sec

The Sugar Free Triple Sec that we made here at the MDR Labs is truly an innovative creation. Triple Sec, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier are all forms of orange liqueurs and was originally known as Curaçao.  Curaçao Triple Sec used to be the brand name of Curaçao, but somewhere along the way the Curaçao got dropped and Triple Sec became the comon nomenclature.  The Cointreau and Grand Marnier versions are just  name-brand versions, just as Kleenex is a name-brand version of a tissue.  So when you see recipes for an orange liqueur, it may call for Curaçao, Triple Sec, Orange Liqueur, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier.  Only a little confusing, I know…