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 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 Special Relationship is based on the Conference, according to it’s creator. The Special Relationship was created by the kindred cocktails user endless_optimism, though we are uncertain as to who this user really is, or if they have a twitter account (we couldn’t find one).
The first thing you’ll notice about this recipe is that it seems to have just about everything in it! We were a little trepidatious at first, blending so many bold whiskey flavors (rye, bourbon and scotch!) with apple brandy and bitters. How would all those strong flavors mesh, and wouldn’t it be exceedingly strong?
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 Woody Sour was adapted from an original recipe from Daniel Rutkowski. We found it posted on kindredcocktails.com and had to try it!
Seriously, if it has Sugar Free Allspice (Pimento) Dram in it, we’ll probably try it!
This drink had a very broad flavor profile. Anything that utilizes the allspice dram is automatically going to have some extra flavor. A little goes a long way! Adding the lemon adds just the right amount of citrus. You could easily get away with just using bourbon or rye, but adding both gives you all the flavor of both worlds.
The Sugar Free Mark Twain Cocktail is our sugar free adaptation of the original that was referred to by Mark Twain himself! We found the original recipe we adapted printed in The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes, by Dale DeGroff.
However, the reference from Mr. Twain dates back to a letter written to his wife from London in January of 1874 (and quoted from Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him, by Resa Willis):
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.
The Sugar Free Sazerac is what drinking in America should taste like! Sweet, flavorful, yet bold, and delicious, with all the reagents native to our home country! This drink is considered the official drink of New Orleans!
In fact, this drink was actually created in NOLA in the Roosevelt Hotel. The name of their bar? The Sazerac! The hotel itself has a rich history and fascinating one at that!
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!
The Sugar Free Hong Kong Cocktail
- 1 oz Gin
The Sugar Free Lion’s Tail is a bold and flavorful cocktail! It has a wonderful blend of spiciness from the Sugar Free Allspice Dram and the Angostura Bitters, balanced by the lime and syrup all topped off by some wonderful bourbon. You could probably use any good bourbon, but we like the Bulliet due to it’s smoother flavor.