Craving a cocktail but trying to cut down on sugar?
Never fear! A list of healthy alternatives to sugar is here from Mindful Mixology
HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR
Craving a Pornstar Martini, but trying to cut down on sugar? Never fear, sugar alternatives are here!
Sugar, sugar, sugar… The classic love-hate relationship we all have! As we’re all getting into, not only cocktail delivery, but making cocktails at home ourselves, we realise just how much sugar we consume when downing those classic cocktails! But there are decent alternatives to simple sugar syrup that you can add to your cocktail to up the nutritional merit a little bit, and perhaps even make it taste a bit better!
1. Agave Nectar
Agave is all the rage nowadays. A key ingredient in an all-time favourite, the Tommy’s Margarita. Agave nectar can actually replace sugar syrup in a load of other circumstances too. Agave contains vitamins B and C, making it slightly more beneficial than regular sugar, and it has a very low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause your blood sugar to rise as fast. It also contains less glucose than sugar.
Our Limited Edition Grapefruit Margarita uses agave nectar rather than sugar syrup, and we’ve also substituted triple sec with orange blossom water, reducing those calories and sugar content even further. Even better, you don’t even need to run out to the shops! Our premade cocktails have everything ready for you; simply shake and serve.
2. Coconut Blossom
Coconut blossom, also known as coconut sugar, coconut nectar or coconut syrup, is an up-and-coming alternative to regular sugar, and we love it! Coconut blossom is high in amino acids, iron, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. It also has a lovely caramelised flavour, which means that any cocktail you make will taste all the more richer. Coconut blossom is less processed than table sugar and has a lower glycemic index. Perfect for when you fancy a cheeky homemade cocktail, but you ate too many Quality Streets the night before!
Our very own Salted Coconut Espresso Martini has the perfect amount of sweetness but we’ve used a blend of organic coconut blossom sugar, coconut rum, and coffee liqueur instead of processed sugar syrup to get you that hint of sweetness without raising your blood sugar!