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Last week we shared one of our favorite lower-sugar alcoholic drink recipes, the no-sugar added Pina Colada. If you missed it, go check it out at http://intox-detox.com/pina-colada-recipe-intox-detox-fav-alcoholic-mixed-drinks/
Today, we offer another classic with a new twist, this time for all you gin lovers. However, if if you don’t like gin, this one might be worth a go. We have actually made this for people who “don’t drink gin” and they absolutely loved it. As always, we are keeping the sugar to a minimum. In this case it’s virtually zero. Sure, there are minute amounts of sugar in the lime juice, but, for all intents and purposes, it’s about as sugar-free as you can get. And don’t forget all natural too.
When we developed the Intox-Detox product, it had to be all natural; and we wouldn’t accept anything less. Intox-Detox is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and made in America. Let’s get on with the recipe all ready. These are technically in the family of classic martini cocktails and can be enjoyed day or night. Just be careful because they can sneak up on you.
Gin Gimlet Sugar-Free
What You Need
-1.5 to 2 shots gin
-1 shot of fresh squeezed lime juice
-3-4 packets of Truvia or Monk fruit extract (preferably half and half)
-1/2 teaspoon orange extract
-Lime wedge garnish
What You Do
Pack a shaker full of ice. Add gin, lime juice, optional orange extract and sweetener, 2 packets Truvia + 2 packets Monk fruit extract and 1/2 shot water or lemon/lime flavored soda water. If you like your drinks more “fresh” and not so sweet, use only 3 packets of sweetener. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into a fancy martini glass, or any old cup for that matter. Garnish with a lime, cherry optional. If you absolutely can’t stomach the gin, you can substitute vodka for a milder less “ginny” taste. For a simpler prep, with no shaker, you can make this drink stirred, not shaken. Just put all the ingredients into a glass with ice and stir thoroughly. In for a long night? Make it a double in a 12 to 16 oz glass!
Happy Friday and don’t forget to take Intox-Detox for a better tomorrow.