Cocktail recipes are brought to you by my hubby, Sumit, who is our House Mixologist 🙂 He has very graciously agreed to be a ‘Guest Blogger’ at GMK, and share some of his most appreciated cocktail recipes! Over to Sumit…
My go-to, no-brainer cocktail is a Gin Tonic. This classic and easy drink is light, refreshing, and perfect for any occasion.
Well, they say that necessity is the mother of all new cocktails (if I may twist the phrase a bit). I tried several different options, including diet tonic (yuck) and using club soda instead. Finally I came to this simple hack: start with a good quality Gin and just replace half the tonic with club soda, and you can barely tell the difference.
In fact, with half the tonic, it turns out that a Gin Tonic has lower carbs and lower calories than a glass of red wine!
A regular Gin Tonic, with 3 ounces of tonic, has a little less than 100 calories and 5.6 grams of carbs (as much as half a slice of bread). The recipe below has 1.5 ounces of tonic (one measure of the Standard Jigger) and 1 ounce of soda, leading to about 88 calories, but only 2.8 grams of carbs. A glass of red wine has about 125 calories and 3.8 grams of carbs. See, I told ya!
So, next time you have an urge for a Gin Tonic, try this no guilt, low carb recipe.
By the way, my favorite Gin currently is “Rangpur Tanqueray“; if you haven’t tried it already, believe me its worth a shot.
Low Carb, No Guilt Gin Tonic CocktailPrint Recipe
- 1/3 cup of Ice (about 6-8 medium sized ice cubes)
- 1.5 ounces (1 standard jigger) of Gin (recommended Rangpur Tanqueray)
- 1.5 ounces (1 standard jigger) of Tonic Water (recommended Fever Tree Tonic Water)
- 1 ounces (2 measures of the small side of a standard jigger) of Club Soda or Seltzer Water
- 2 drops of Lemon Juice or a lemon twist
Put ice in a nice high-ball glass
Add the gin, tonic and soda
Put a few drops of lemon juice or instead a lemon slice or twist if you want a more subtle taste
Stir gently and sip away!