The Sugar Free Paloma

The Sugar Free Paloma recipe comes to us from Imbibe Magazine.  It was recommended while we were looking up some fun Cinco de Mayo cocktails.  But now that we’ve tried it and found it so refreshing, this may become a nice go-to cocktail for those hot summer days!

The Sugar Free Paloma is a slightly different take on a classic margarita, but with grapefruit flavor in addition to the lime.  Honest, after trying the Paloma, I may not go back to the margarita!

The Sugar Free Conquistador

The Sugar Free Conquistador has a lot going on! From the aged rum to the ample citrus and bitters, the Sugar Free Conquistador brings a ton of flavor in one drink!

The original drink is credited to Sam Ross, but we made our adaptation from the recipe by searching Kindred Cocktails.

Sugar Free Classic Daiquiri

The Sugar Free Daiquiri is based on the very old cocktail based out of the Caribbean.

It also has a long history, with it’s popularity waxing and waning during different times in history, depending a lot on war conditions and the availability of rum.  It at least dates back to 1909 and is referred to in David E. Embury’s book The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, as one of the six basic drinks.  Another interesting fact is that it was a favorite cocktail of Ernest Hemingway and President Kennedy!

The Sugar Free Wild Hibiscus Sour

The Sugar Free Wild Hibiscus Sour is adapted from the recipe posted over at BarNoneDrinks.com.  As the Sugar Free Hibiscus Syrup was one of our earlier creations, it is quite refreshing to come up with another use for it other than our Sugar Free Royale with Ease!

Sugar Free Mexican Firing Squad

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).

Sugar Free Mulata Daisy

The Sugar Free Mulata Daisy is a chocolatey delight!  The flavors are really quite complex and the anise, fennel, and chocolate flavors go together surprisingly well!

The original creation, which was the winner of the 2008 Bacardi Superior Rum Legacy Cocktail Competition, was created by Angostino Perrone, who works at the Connaught Bar in London.  If you’d like a link to non-metric measurements, try this link to our friends at Kindred Cocktails.

The Sugar Free Goodnight Gracie

The Sugar Free Goodnight Gracie was found during another routine search of kindred cocktails.com looking for more ways to utilize our Sugar Free Creme de Violette!  And further research shows it was actually created by Katie Loeb at the Oyster House in Philadelphia.

We hadn’t seen the Violette paired with a rum before, so away we went!  This was a very herbal drink that was quite refreshing.  It is definitely similar to some of its gin cousins that use the Creme de Violette, but with that uniqueness that only rum can bring to a drink.

Sugar Free Hong Kong Cocktail

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!sugar free hong kong cocktail
The Sugar Free Hong Kong Cocktail

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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