2 oz vodka
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 dash angostura bitters
3-4 oz Ginger Beer (NOT ginger ale)
Add all ingredients accept ginger beer and stir then add ginger beer and stir slowly. Add Mint spring garnish and slice of fresh ginger if available.
LoCarb Mojitos (Sugar-Free, Low Calorie)
1oz (2 tablespoons) lime juice
or lime wedges
about a third of a lime
8 mint leaves
1 heaping tablespoon erythritol or other sugar substitute equalling a tablespoon or sugar
1 jigger (1½ oz.) white rum
* Muddle the mint, lime or lime juice, and sweetener into the bottom of a highball glass.
*Fill the glass with ice then add the rum. Top with club soda, Stir and enjoy.
Nutritional Information: Each serving has 2 grams effective carbohydrate and 103 calories.
3 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz simple syrup
Peychaud bitters to taste
absinthe or absinthe substitute
lemon twist for garnish
1.Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice and letting it sit while preparing the rest of the drink.
2.In a separate mixing glass, muddle the simple syrup and Peychaud bitters together.
3.Add the rye whiskey and ice to the bitters mixture and stir.
4.Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with absinthe (or substitute) by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it around and discarding the liquid.
5.Strain the whiskey mixture from the mixing glass into the old fashioned glass.
6.Garnish with a lemon twist. Traditionalists will say that the lemon twist should be squeezed over the drink to release its essences but that the twist should not be dropped into the glass itself.