Low Sugar and Low Alcohol Vodka Cocktails

Hail Mary
Hail Mary

The response to our articles Drink, Eat, Live – Belvedere Vodka Advocates Mindful Drinking and It’s Time For Nutritional Information on Alcohol Labels has been overwhelming. We’ve received a lot of requests to post cocktails which are lower in sugar and more conducive to someone trying to balance their health with their drinking.

Here are the drink recipes from Belvedere’s Drink, Eat, Live program:

The first two drinks contain no additional sugar and have only an ounce of alcohol per serving.

Hail Mary
0.8 oz/25ml Belvedere Vodka
1.2oz/ 35ml Fresh Cucumber juice (cold pressed)
3.4oz/ 100ml freshly blended tomato juice (cold pressed with one whole chili per btl)
0.3oz/ 10ml Worcestershire sauce
0.7oz/20ml cold-pressed beetroot juice
0.08oz/ 2.5ml Malt Vinegar
2 dashes Green & Red Tabasco
Salt & Pepper to taste
pinch paprika
0.3oz/ 10ml fresh lemon juice
Roll to dilute, strain over ice, garnish with a celery stalk, lemon, and cucumber.

Piña Kale-Ada
1.2 oz/ 35 ml Belvedere Vodka
2.5 oz/ 75 ml Pressed Pineapple Juice
0.2oz/ 5ml Cold-Pressed Kale Juice
0.33oz/ 10ml Lemon Juice
1.2 oz/ 35ml Coco-Face Coconut Water
5 Fresh Basil leaves
Shaken, strained and served on the rocks.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple, pineapple leaf.

These next two drinks use dextrose as a sweetener. Dextrose is pure glucose, and so it’s absorbed by the body rather than being processed by the liver.

Lemongrass Collins
Lemongrass Collins

Lemongrass Collins
1.7 oz/ 50ml – Lemon Tea Belvedere
0.8 oz/ 25ml – Dextrose Lemongrass Cordial
0.7 oz/ 20ml – Lemon Juice
1.3 oz/ 40ml – Chilled Soda Water
Shake, Highball, top up. Lemongrass garnish.

Thyme for Change
1.7 oz/ 50ml – Belvedere Citrus
0.8 oz 25ml – Thyme Dextrose Citrus Sherbet
0.7 oz 20ml – Lemon Juice
2 dashes of Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters
Shake, coupe, thyme garnish.

The final three drinks use rice malt syrup, another alternative sweetener that doesn’t contain any fructose.

Matcha Milkshake
Matcha Milkshake

Matcha Milkshake
0.8 oz/ 25ml Belvedere (coconut fat washed)
4.2 oz/ 125ml almond milk (unsweetened)
0.5 oz/ 15ml vanilla rice malt syrup
3 wedges pineapple
½ bar spoon matcha tea
Blend all ingredients with a few ice cubes. Pour over fresh ice.

Spiced Sour
Spiced Sour

Spiced Sour
1.3 oz/ 40ml Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
1.2 oz/ 35ml vanilla & almond rice malt syrup
0.6 oz/ 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shake, strain into a chilled coupette glass.

Coffee Cocktail
Coffee Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail
1.3 oz/ 40ml Belvedere Citrus
0.8 oz/ 25ml vanilla rice malt syrup
1 espresso coffee (citrusy & fresh roast)
2 green cardamom pods
Gently press the cardamom, shake and strain into a chilled coupette glass.

If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to read our article Drink, Eat, Live – Belvedere Vodka Advocates Mindful Drinking for more insights into how you can better balance a healthy lifestyle with occasional drinking of alcohol.