Totally Sugar Free Cocktail Recipe: Flowers of Sicily Vodka
We all try to be pretty health conscious here at Amoretti HQ in Southern California. In order to help customers who are trying to stay on a sugar-free diet, we’ve created 8 delicious sugar free liquid sweeteners. Usually our drink recipes that call for these flavorings contain a little bit of sugar. Today’s sugar free recipe, however, truly is 100% sugar free. (Well, there’s always the alcohol that converts to sugar, but we can’t help that!)
If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s light, refreshing, unique, and sugar free, then try this one. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed…
Amoretti Flowers of Sicily Vodka
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 ½ pumps Amoretti Premium Sugar Free Fiori di Sicilia Flavoring
- 4 oz seltzer water
Add all ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.
For many customers, our Fiori di Sicilia (“Flowers of Sicily,” that is) syrup will be the first introduction to this delicious, exotic flavor. Many artisan bakers are familiar with this unique combination of vanilla, lemon, and citrus because it’s commonly used in biscotti, panettone, and other European breads. We decided that it was time to take this unique floral flavoring out of the kitchen and into the bar.
Why Seltzer Water?
Many people are under the false impression that they’re cutting back on sugar if they use tonic water instead of soda. However, tonic water contains almost as much sugar as other clear soft drinks. It may not taste quite as sweet because of the quinine, but you’re certainly not doing your body much of a favor by using tonic water over soda.
Instead, we encourage customers who are trying to eliminate sugar from their diets to use seltzer water or club soda instead of tonic water and other sodas. There’s very little difference between seltzer water and club soda. Seltzer is just water and carbon dioxide while club soda contains added minerals in addition to the water and carbon dioxide.
Also, steer clear of the diet soda options if you can. Though they may not contain sugar, diet sodas contain sugar-free liquid sweeteners that aren’t really any better for you from a health standpoint.
Lastly, if you’re interested in this cocktail recipe, but not committed to a sugar-free diet, then we encourage you to try our regular Fiori di Sicilia syrup, which does contain sugar.