19 Mar SFS #3 – The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
If I had to describe myself as a drink, I would definitely be stiff G&T! Followed closely by a brut bubbly.
I just love how much fun you can have with the flavours in a G&T, while at the same time, a classic plain one remains completely satisfying. The only problem arises when you are trying to be healthier or lose weight, and the first thing you usually have to sacrifice is happiness. Jokes, it’s alcohol. Same thing though.
So this is why the invention of The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic might be the single best thing that has happened to me since I discovered real G&T’s for the first time a few years ago. Sugar (obviously) and alcohol free, this 0 calorie drink has quite simply improved my life several fold.
It is sweetened with stevia and xylitol and free of any other nasties. It also has all the juniper berry and aromatic spice layers you would expect from a G&T, and as such provides all the satisfaction, minus the hangover the next day.
I mix up the flavours of my G&T’s a lot, but I have added a little recipe of one of my favourites that I created with The Duchess below.
One more thing, I can’t be the only one that plans on still drinking this when I do want to consume alcohol, and just adding a tot of gin to it, can I?
[recipe] [recipe title=”Virgin Rose, Raspberry and Mint G&T” servings=”1″ time=”5mins” difficulty=”easy” image=”https://sugarfreesundays.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/img_6312-3.jpg” description=”Tart yet sweet, and totally refreshing.”] [recipe-notes] -Sugar free -Alcohol free
[/recipe-notes] [recipe-ingredients] – 1 bottle of The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
– 10 raspberries
– 1 to 2 teaspoons of rose water (adjust to taste)
[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions]Combine raspberries, mint and rose water in a glass and muddle it all together, mushing the raspberries so that they release their gorgeous colour and flavour. Add ice, and pour The Duchess in! [/recipe-directions] [/recipe]