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 Gazette Cocktail

The Sugar Free Gazette Cocktail was adapted from one of our favorite reference sources, the Savoy Cocktail Book.  This cocktail has some wonderful herby notes from the Sweet Vermouth and accented by the warm flavors of cognac.  The lemon citrus sets it off very nicely by enhancing some of the flavor profiles already present.

sugar free gazette cocktail

Sugar Free Gazette Cocktail

Sugar Free Deep Sea Cocktail

The Sugar Free Deep Sea Cocktail is another adapted cocktail that originates from our copy of the Savoy Cocktail Book.  If you’re to own any cocktail book, the Savoy has got to be, hands down, our most recommended book!

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!

The Sugar Free Smoky Grove

The Sugar Free Smoky Grove is one of the few cocktails we’ve found that feature Scotch.  As as avid Scotch connoisseur, we usually prefer to sip it straight, on the rocks, or with water and ice.  Scotch is so varied with what region it hails from and how it is prepared that the only thing that makes some Scotch’s comparable to others is just how they are processed!  When trying out a new Scotch cocktail, we try to use our blended Scotches for this, but feel free to try it out with whatever you may have on hand.  Every different Scotch with give each cocktail a different experience.

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 Dry Vermouth

After we tackled the Sugar Free Sweet Vermouth, it only took a little more research and experimentation to perfect the Sugar Free Dry Vermouth!

Now we can look forward to dry martinis (stirred, not shaken, despite Bond theory!), as well as other delicious cocktails, but without the carbs, without the sugar, and without the wine, but with all the delicious flavorings of an authentic Dry Vermouth!

Sugar Free Sweet Vermouth

MDR Labs take great pleasure in presenting our Sugar Free Sweet Vermouth recipe!  Sweet Vermouth (also known as Italian Vermouth in older cocktail books) has a long history and the origin of the word Vermouth is actually a variation on the German Wermut, which translates into wormwood.  So it would seem that vermouths and absinthes are cousins!

Of the two types, sweet and dry, sweet came about first, back in 1786, and was meant to be medicinal, with its herb-infused wine.  After a time, it became more standardized and entered the world of cocktails.