Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

  I still can't get over Halloween, so I'm going to keep posting my spooky drinks. This one uses my delicious Blackberry Liqueur and grenadine, and between those two ingredients and the cranberry juice, it's a luscious red color. It's also nice and tart, which I appreciate. If you feel like serving it for a fall feast, I won't quibble. I'll just keep the Halloween flow going a little longer. Food pairing: All Day I…

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Dracula

Dracula

  I can't tell you how much I enjoy Halloween! It's probably my favorite time of the year, so I will be focusing on Halloween cocktails for a while. This one is from the excellent people at Copper Cat Distillery in Woodinville, WA. Brandy is the focus here, but you will really notice the pomegranate flavor from my Sugar-Free Grenadine. It's rich and just a little bit tart, which is also fantastic for fall.Recipe pairing:…

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Cape Codder

Cape Codder

As we transition into fall, I still have some Diet cranberry juice in the fridge. Let's use it up! This cocktail is so simple; it only has two ingredients and takes just a couple of minutes to prepare. The optional garnish also takes minimal effort. The flavors here are very simple, but don't leave out that squeeze of lime at the end! It really perks things up. This is a lovely tribute to Cape Cod…

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Christmas in August Margarita

Christmas in August Margarita

  In my quest to find other uses for my Diet cranberry juice and coconut milk, I came across this recipe from The Spruce Eats and decided to de-carb it. I substituted the orange liqueur with my sugar-free triple sec and tried it with some reposado tequila as a variation on blanco. I liked it so much I'm putting it in my recipe. It was so good I couldn't save the recipe until the holidays,…

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Long Beach Iced Tea

Long Beach Iced Tea

I was looking for a way to use up some of my "diet" cranberry juice and found this recipe from Steve the Bartender. It's a variation on the beloved Long Island Iced Tea, using cranberry juice instead of the cola. I adapted Steve's recipe to reduce the sugar and carbs, and it turned out great!

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Pink Lady

Pink Lady

    I came across a recipe for sugar-free grenadine (the link to the recipe is below) and wanted to give it a try in one of my low-carb cocktails. Commercially available grenadine tends to be chock-full of sugar, so I wanted to see how it would taste with a sugar substitute. Grenadine is fundamentally a pomegranate syrup. It's used in the famous Shirley Temple and a whole raft load of classic and contemporary cocktails.I…

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