What’s better than lying by a pool drinking an ice-cold cocktail on a summer’s day? Drinking a SugarFree Cocktail lying by a pool – as I can’t tolerate refined sugar, that’s what! (Can you tell I’m in holiday mode?) These recipes below should give you some inspiration to make your own delicious Sugarfree Cocktails rather than paying extortionate prices for ones made in swanky cocktail bars.
And best of all, they are all also grain, gluten and dairy free! Some have a bit of honey added but most are naturally fruit/fruit juice sweetened, none of them contain any sugary liqueurs and all are SCD legal or easy to make so. The one caveat to this claim is Tequila. Tequila is one of those ‘grey areas’ on the SCD with not much actually said about it. It isn’t listed as either legal/illegal but I tolerate it fine. If you have problems with it you could always sub it for vodka in any of these recipes! So grab your cocktail shaker and get reading!
A strange sounding name but a delicious drink! This Yoga Mat & Cha is made with pineapple gin and almond milk to make it creamy. It’s a dessert in a glass and sure to impress!
Mezcal is a smoky tequila and this Mezcal Margarita is sweetened only with a tiny amount of honey. With plenty of fresh lime juice and loads of ice this is perfect on a hot summer’s day! I like the rim of the glass salted too!
The Bees Knees Cocktail from Tasting Page is a gin cocktail with plenty of citrus fruit! the perfect refresher to cool you down on a hot summer’s day.
White wine Sangria reminds me of long lunches at Maria’s Restaurant in Portugal! Light enough to drink at lunchtime and plenty of fruit! This version is much less sweet than the usual versions so it’s more refreshing!
This Tequila with Coriander Lemonade from Fearless Dining is made with honey sweetened lemonade and the coriander in it really changes up the flavours! I’ve never thought of adding coriander to a drink but I’m definitely going to give this one a try!
My Vodka Watermelon Cooler is a grown up take on a Slushie and so refreshing. Freezing the watermelon first means that you don’t have to add any ice to the drink so it’s quite a strong one but the addition of the lime, ginger and mint freshens everything up. Definitely a drink to cool you down on a hot summer’s day!
This Paloma Honey Cocktail from Platings And Pairings uses tequila and pairs it with honey and grapefruit for an interesting and refreshing flavour combination!
This Summer Thyme Martini from Grey is the New Black just uses only fresh produce, mixed with gin and sounds absolutely delicious. And looks spectacular – would definitely impress any guests!
And finally for something completely different! Spice up your brunch with this Green Bloody Mary from Platings & Pairings. Sure to draw a couple of wows from your guests, it’s a fantastic take on a regular Bloody Mary, using green tomatoes and fresh jalepenos.
So there you go – it is possible to make refined sugarfree cocktails! Try them out this summer and let me know in the comments section which one is your favourite!!