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May 24, 2014 07:18 AM

Low carb frozen cocktails

I love a nice frozen slushy cocktail in the summer. I bought some Baja Bob's Triple Citrus Margarita mix and it's OK. I think I can make a better & cheaper version using sugar free powdered drink mixes like Crystal Light or Wyler's (maybe @ double strength to allow for dilution)& SF Orange Syrup. Does anyone make frozen low carb drinks/? What's your method. Does anyone make a SF Limeade? I saw a mention of frozen SF lemonade, any good? I realize that when you use SF drink mixes like Crystal Light they contain a lot of chemicals but for me it's the lesser of two evils (eating sugar) and this is cocktail hour not health food hour.

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  1. Why not avoid cocktails with a lot of sugar in them, rather than using artificial flavors and sweeteners?

    Your cocktails will never taste better than those (IMO crappy) mixers.

    A nice (gin) Martini would have almost no sugar.

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    1. re: EvergreenDan

      Re-read the OP's first sentence.

      Zackly-when my husband was doing the whole low-carb thing he liked throwing a bunch of ice in the blender with diet ginger beer and rum, kind of a slushy dark and stormy

      1. re: foodieX2

        Gosling's diet ginger beer is to die for.

        1. re: mcf

          That is his ginger beer of choice!

    2. Why not just make your own concentrate at home, freeze in cubes and store in a Ziplock. One cube per pint or quart?

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      1. re: mcf

        I'd rather not tie up freezer space. I am hoping to find a sugar free limeade powder mix and go from there.

        1. re: zackly

          I wonder if there's any lime extract at those links we posted for you in another thread? Just add sweetener and water as needed? Oh, yeah...

          1. re: mcf

            do you think that would work better than this lime syrup?

            1. re: zackly

              It's a pricey way to go, but a lot of folks like their syrups and Da Vinci's. I'd go with the extract and sweetener because stuff is always too sweet tasting to me when it's pre made. But if you want instant, it's worth a shot, right?

      2. What about ice, spiced rum with a TBS of coconut milk (.8 carbs) and 1/2 oz of pineapple juice (2 carbs)

            1. re: mcf

              OP doesn't say anything about not wanting to use limes. I just don't understand wanting to use a mix when a 2:1:1 margarita is the most perfect thing ever.

              1. re: sarahendipity

                MCF & sarahendipity....I apologize for my ignorance on the subject. I thought that much lime juice would cause blood sugar spikes In my mind all fresh fruit juices are taboo but apparently not. Although you currently need a bank loan to buy limes, that would be the best way to go, wouldn't it? Are there any good brands of frozen lime juice?

                1. re: zackly

                  Lime juice would be too carby... 20 grams per cup. If you use that much, that's a sugar bomb.

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