After a few weeks on a strict low carb diet, I wanted to celebrate with a classic cocktail by Don the Beachcomber. I wasn’t about to blow the diet, so I did some research. I opened The Grogalizer and removed some high sugar ingredients and came up with a starting list of favorites. We found sugar free honey online and it mixes like honey syrup. Davinci sugar free syrup is okay. Stevia based syrups would be better. These tools allowed me to make my own cinnamon syrup, falernum and allspice dram all sugar free! Sugar free syrups will be VERY much less shelf stable. Sugar prevents mold.
I calculated some carb counts of favorites not using my home made syrups, just the SF honey and Davinci SF syrup:
Jasper’s Jamaican using SF syrup – 7 carbs
Navy Grog – 14 carbs
2070 Swizzle made my way with SF honey syrup – 6 carbs
Black Magic – 7 carbs
Nui Nui – 7 carbs
Outrigger – 8 carbs
1934 Zombie Punch – 8 carbs
Jet Pilot – 9 carbs
Test Pilot – 9.5 carbs
Rum Barrel – 11 carbs
Putting my other home made syrups to use can lower the carb counts even more!
You can’t go crazy, but you can certainly celebrate being good on your diet with a drink that won’t make you regret drinking it.
NOTE: Recent studies show that sugar free mixers mean higher blood alcohol levels. The same person drinking a Rum and Coke vs. a Rum and Diet Coke can expect their blood alcohol level to be 60% higher! So if you make sugar free drinks, be very careful. You can get much drunker than you expect. Be VERY careful!