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!

The Sugar Free Mojito

The Sugar Free Mojito is one of my personal favorites.  It is super-minty, very refreshing, and has the right balance between the tart of time lime and the sweeteners.  And best of all, it doesn’t require any syrup!  So just drop some splenda in a glass and go!

We can thank for the inspiration behind our version of this drink.

Scott’s Sugar Free Simple Syrup

Our first major hurdle here at MDR labs was the simple syrup.  This is a key component to many drinks.  The major purpose of the simple syrup is to sweeten a drink without adding too much volume, which would dilute the flavors.  On a historical note, whenever an old recipe calls for powdered sugar, what they mean in modern standards is traditional granulated sugar.  Refined sugar was much harder to get in the old days and often required clarifying, which it no longer does.  Please keep that in mind if you try to compare the following recipe with an older version that you might find elsewhere.