Sugar Free Simple Planters Punch

This version of the Sugar Free Simple Planters Punch is a variation on the recipe that was published back in 1939, according to Kindred Cocktails (a favorite site of mine).  Wikipedia claims that the origin is really 1878!  Any way you look at it, this drink has been around for quite a while!

The original recipe calls for some orange juice, which I’m sure would give it some extra color and flavor, but goes against the MDR Sugar Free credo!  However, if juice is not something that concerns you, try it and let us know how it turns out!

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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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.

Sugar Free Basil Gin Gimlet

For our next drink, Jason got a little fancier!  I know what you are thinking, basil, in a cocktail, what?  But if you’ve never tried the sugar free basil gin gimlet, you are definitely missing out!  We wanted to pair this drink with some nice mozzarella, but we forgot to get some beforehand.  We did have some mozzarella string cheese on hand, though.  Classy, eh?

ReaLemon and ReaLime: A Comparison to Real Juice

ReaLemon and ReaLime:  An anecdote from the MDR Labs:

In my sugar free whisky sour post, I mentioned that Jason tried a simple sugar/water to sugar/ReaLemon taste test for tartness vs. sweet.  When we first made the Basil Gin Gimlet, we assumed that ReaLime would be the same ratio, as the ReaLemon was so spot on.  However, this turned out not to be the case!