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!

Sugar Free Aviation Cocktail

It was only a matter of time before the Sugar Free Aviation Cocktail was mixed after we made our Sugar Free Maraschino Liqueur!

The Sugar Free Aviation Cocktail is an old one that dates back to 1916, where it was first published in Recipes for Mixed Drinks, by Hugo Ensslin.  It was also later published in the Savoy Cocktail Book, where it inexplicably omits the (IMHO) very necessary Creme de Violette.  It’s also rumored that it was named because it’s color resembles that of the sky.

Sugar Free Opening Cocktail

The Sugar Free Opening Cocktail is another wonderful adaptation from the Savoy Cocktail Book.  It is a wonderful blend between the blended whiskey and the herby notes of the sweet vermouth.  The presence of the grenadine also helps accent this.

We’ve found a different combinations of this drink listed over on DrinksMixer.com, we see the ratio of Whiskey:Vermouth:Grenadine to be 3:1:1, whereas at the Savoy version is a 2:1:1.  It really probably depends on just how much you tend to like whiskey, but I bet both are good.

Sugar Free Carolina Julep

The Sugar Free Carolina Julep has many similarities with the Prescription (Mint) Julep that we’ve reported on previously.  However, while the mint, rye, and syrup are the same, this particular drink substitutes the cognac with an apple brandy.

Sugar Free Solstice

The Sugar Free Solstice is the MDR Labs take on an original creation by @mahastew (aka Stew Ellington), who also happened to have authored his own book 901 Very Good Cocktails: A Practical Guide.  We’re looking forward to adding that particular compilation to our growing cocktail book library!

Our version uses mostly the same ingredients, but swapping the normal market alcohol for our home brewed sugar free versions.  The Sugar Free Solstice calls for not one, but two of our previous creations!sugar free solstice

Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup

Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup
This is a good one to have around if you are going with some old school cocktails.  It is relatively simple to make, and pretty quick as well.  It can easily be done in an evening.  And a good thing too!  Unless you fortify this with splenda and a couple ounces of vodka, it won’t last more than a week.  Even fortified, it is a good idea to shake it every couple days, otherwise it will separate.  The shelf life for the Sugar Free Orgeat Syrup about a month.
Things you’ll need:
  • Water