Sugar Free Cocktails? Yes Please!

So far nearly three-quarters of the people who answered my survey said yes to being sugar-free! That’s why I know you are going to love this recipe!

Throwing up and feeling like crap the next day is not high on my priority list but I do love an occasional cocktail! Regular cocktails use heaps of sugar and they often leave me feeling jittery then really tired after the sugar hit has worn off.

Well not anymore!

And for those of you which don’t drink (hello parents!) leave out the alcohol and add freshly squeezed apple juice instead.

Ingredients

Makes one

2 cups ice cubes
3 large ripe kiwi fruit, peeled
100ml white rum
The finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime

Lime Syrup

300 ml water
3 tablespoons (50g) Natvia
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime

Method

To make the lime syrup, combine water, Natvia, rind, and juice in a small saucepan.
Bring to the boil and stir regularly.
Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Cool. Pour into a heatproof jug and chill well.
To make the cocktail, place the chilled syrup, ice cubes, kiwi fruit and extra lime rind and juice into a blender.
Cover and blitz until smooth and foamy.
Pour into chilled serving glasses and serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks

You can substitute the white rum and with apple juice for a delicious mocktail
The syrup can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days in advance
You can vary the fruit used to create differently flavored cocktails, try a cup of diced ripe honeydew melon, pineapple, fresh peaches or nectarines.

Now go and buy the ingredients and enjoy on your Friday night!

Questions: Have you made sugar free cocktails? How did they turn out?

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