The Sugar Free Imperial Fizz (aka the Whiskey Fizz), is a slight twist on the regular recipe. Normally, light rum is not included at all, but we found this variation on Drinksmixer, which we thought really added a nice nuance of fruitiness to the drink.
The Sugar Free Tom Collins Cocktail is as refreshing as it is delicious. This beauty, first written about back in 1876 by the famous bartender, Jerry Thomas, has a little history behind it.
It’s believed that Jerry Thomas based this drink of the Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874, which is described on wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:
The Sugar Free Angostura Fizz, also known as the Trinidad Fizz comes to us via the Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas, by Brad Thomas Parsons.
The text of the book states that the original recipe that this was adapted from appeared in the “Special Drinks for the Soda Fountain and Other Recipes” section of the 1908 Dr. Siegert’s Angostura Bitters recipe booklet, but did not reach much fame until included in the famous Baker’s 1946 book The Gentleman’s Companion: Volume 2.
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).