Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup

Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup
This is a good one to have around if you are going with some old school cocktails.  It is relatively simple to make, and pretty quick as well.  It can easily be done in an evening.  And a good thing too!  Unless you fortify this with splenda and a couple ounces of vodka, it won’t last more than a week.  Even fortified, it is a good idea to shake it every couple days, otherwise it will separate.  The shelf life for the Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup about a month.
Things you’ll need:
  • Water

Sugar Free Grenadine

Grenadine is a pretty common reagent in classic cocktails, so making a sugar free grenadine was high on our list!  Grenadine is used in many Shirley Temple cocktails, as well as a tasty add-on to many real cocktails that add a sweet and refreshing flavor.  Grenadine is basically just a syrup of pomegranate juice and sugar, so making it at home is cheap and easy!

Sugar Free Ramos Gin Fizz

The Sugar Free Ramos Gin Fizz is a cocktail that should be tasted by everyone!  It hails from the Sazerac bar in the Roosevelt in New Orleans.  This is a wonderful place that the wife and I visited for our anniversary and a virtual mecca of drinking innovation in the south.  One such cocktail innovation is the Ramos Gin Fizz.  Our Sugar Free version is a variation on their original recipe.  It’s refreshing, creamy, and absolutely delicious!