Sugar Free Castle Habour Special

The Sugar Free Castle Habour Special is a refreshing and fruity drink that is sure to please the pallete.  The Sugar Free Castle Habour Special comes to us from originally from 1928 and was first referenced in The Gentleman’s Companion*, by Charles H. Baker, Jr.

While the cocktail calls for an aged rum, we swapped it out for a spiced rum. It still tasted great. I’m sure with an aged rum, it would have a little less spice and a little more woody richness, but combined with the citrus of the lime, the unmistakeable pineapple flavor, and the grenadine, I’m sure it will be equally delicious.

Sugar Free Imperial Fizz (aka the Whiskey Fizz)

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 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!

Sugar Free Curacao Punch

The Sugar Free Curacao Punch is another great recipe adapted from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, by Dr. Cocktail (Ted Haigh).  However, this drink was originally published in 1882 by Harry Johnson’s New and Improved Bartender’s Manual.

This cocktail was immediately described as tasting like vacation.  With the lemon citrus added to the brandy and rum, this drink had so many levels of flavor.  And the bubbles from the soda water really made the drink come alive.  We used Schweppe’s Club Soda, but I’d be very interested to try it with a home carbonation system.

The Sugar Free El Presidente

The Sugar Free El Presidente has been adapted from the original that was published by Jason Wilson in his book, Boozehound.

This particular may take a little while to make for the uninitiated!  It requires three of our MDR Lab’s Sugar Free Reagents!

Sugar Free Saint Croix Rum Fix

The Sugar Free Saint Croix Rum Fix is another cocktail adapted from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, as written by Dr. Cocktail, but was actually originally published in The Complete Bartender, by Albert Barnes in 1884!

The Sugar Free Saint Croix Rum Fix is a wonderful example of everything that can be great with a cocktail.  It has a sharp bold flavor from the spiced rum, yet has a pleasant tropical fruity pineapple and citrus flavor.  This cocktail is quickly becoming high on our repeat cocktail list!

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 Hawaiian Room

The Sugar Free Hawaiian Room is a wonderfully fruity and delicious cocktail akin to a Pina Colada, but without the coconut.  It is a lot less time consuming to make, though!

The original version of the Sugar Free Hawaiian Room was originally published in Ted Saucier’s Bottom’s Up, back in 1951.  We, of course, put our scientists to work in the MDR Labs to transfer this juicy cocktail into a sugar free dream.Sugar Free Hawaiian Room

The Sugar Free Hawaiian Room