Cocktail Recipes

fullsizerender-42Diabetics need to be careful around alcohol. Although this is the case, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy having a drink now and then just as much as the next person.

Some cocktails are super high in sugar and should definitely be avoided. For example, cocktails that contain simple syrups and fresh fruit juices. Lemon and lime juice tend to be alright, and a plant based sweetener such as stevia can be substituted for sugar if you are making your own cocktails at home. The best spirits to go for are distilled ones, like vodka, gin and rum. Pick a sugar free carbonated mixer – I usually drink a G&T with diet tonic! – but you can mix with any diet drinks of your choice.

The three recipes below are ones that I have tried and tested and LOVED! The classics but without the sugar. They can be a little sour but are super nice if served cold and fresh!

 

Classic Mojito:

  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 serving of rum
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. stevia
  • diet tonic water

 

Strawberry Daiquiri:

  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, blended
  • 1 serving of rum
  • crushed ice

 

French 75:

  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • topped up with prosecco/champagne
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