The Sugar Free Mexican Firing Squad was another drink adapted from a search over at kindredcocktails. They list the original as being made by the Raines Law Room back in 2010. However, there is an interesting addition in the comments section of kindredcocktails that the actual real origin of the drink has much older roots. It specifically mentions a book called The Gentleman’s Companion vol 2 by Charles H. Baker (1939).
The Sugar Free Deep Sea Cocktail is another adapted cocktail that originates from our copy of the Savoy Cocktail Book. If you’re to own any cocktail book, the Savoy has got to be, hands down, our most recommended book!
The Sugar Free Mark Twain Cocktail is our sugar free adaptation of the original that was referred to by Mark Twain himself! We found the original recipe we adapted printed in The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes, by Dale DeGroff.
However, the reference from Mr. Twain dates back to a letter written to his wife from London in January of 1874 (and quoted from Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him, by Resa Willis):
The Sugar Free Black Rose is a strong drink! It is highly recommended if you like the taste of bourbon whiskey. It is pretty minimal in preparation, with only the bourbon and some dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters and Grenadine, so I think picking the correct bourbon is crucial here.
We went with the Bulliet, since that is what we had in-house, but we’d be very interested to see how it comes out with other bourbon variations. We found ours to be a little on the bitters side, but maybe with a different bourbon, it might turn out different.
The Sugar Free Sazerac is what drinking in America should taste like! Sweet, flavorful, yet bold, and delicious, with all the reagents native to our home country! This drink is considered the official drink of New Orleans!
In fact, this drink was actually created in NOLA in the Roosevelt Hotel. The name of their bar? The Sazerac! The hotel itself has a rich history and fascinating one at that!
The Sugar Free Smoky Grove is one of the few cocktails we’ve found that feature Scotch. As as avid Scotch connoisseur, we usually prefer to sip it straight, on the rocks, or with water and ice. Scotch is so varied with what region it hails from and how it is prepared that the only thing that makes some Scotch’s comparable to others is just how they are processed! When trying out a new Scotch cocktail, we try to use our blended Scotches for this, but feel free to try it out with whatever you may have on hand. Every different Scotch with give each cocktail a different experience.
The Sugar Free Hong Kong Cocktail was a special treat! It was much more citrusy than expected, which gave it a wonderful fruity overture that combined wonderfully with the herbal nuances of the dry vermouth. And that added dash of orange bitters just rounds out the whole experience.
This is also another great opportunity to try out our Sugar Free Dry Vermouth Recipe!
We’re not quite sure where this particular cocktail originated. However, as we’ve mentioned this wonderful resource before, a search over at kindredcocktails.com is what led us to the original recipe. We had a difficult time actually searching for the origins, so if anyone has a clue, please let us know!
The Sugar Free Hong Kong Cocktail
- 1 oz Gin
The Sugar Free Lion’s Tail is a bold and flavorful cocktail! It has a wonderful blend of spiciness from the Sugar Free Allspice Dram and the Angostura Bitters, balanced by the lime and syrup all topped off by some wonderful bourbon. You could probably use any good bourbon, but we like the Bulliet due to it’s smoother flavor.
The Sugar Free Pioneer Spirit is another delicious cocktail that was adapted after we found it from our friends at Kindred Cocktails! However, this flavorful drink was actually the baby of The Raines Law Room in NYC. It is, as many drinks are, an adaptation of a classic. In this case, it’s a new spin on the Old Fashioned.
To quote the original source: