With a little creativity, you can cut back on the level of sweetness in a cocktail. Try reducing syrup or sugar and adding a splash of club soda. Then boost the flavour with a variety of ingredients such as a smack of a mint sprig, a squeeze of lime or a twist of orange or lemon. Even the tiniest pinch of sea salt can intensify a cocktail’s taste and still appease sweet-tooths. A Tom Collins is an excellent option for this.
Opt for classic-sized cocktails over pint-sized loosely poured drinks. Large, calorie-laden cocktails can sometimes go down far too quickly. Instead, we suggest preparing and sipping on drinks that are carefully measured so you’re not indulging in more than you realize.
Preparing this lighter, lower-alcohol style cocktail is as easy as choosing a spirit to pour over ice, topping with a thoughtful mixer and complementing with a garnish. Try mixing up regular or flavoured vodka with soda and topping with basil and fresh lemon slices.
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