LOW CARB COCKTAILS

When it comes to December – nothing is more quintessentially summer than a cold cocktail. Bonus points if you’re sipping it poolside. The problem is, many of the classic go-to’s are laden with sugar and other nasties that will sabotage your hard earned results.

But have no fear, HYPOXI is here with 5 low-carb cocktail recipes that you can sip on sans guilt.

Cucumber Mojito

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 5 thin slices of cucumber, extra for garnish
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, extra for garnish
  • ½ lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tsp sweetener (stevia, erythritol, monk fruit powder)
  • 60ml white rum
  • 150ml soda water

Method:

  • Fill a 450 ml highball glass with ice
  • Add the cucumber, mint, lime juice and sweetener to a cocktail shaker and muddle
  • Add the rum to the cocktail shaker, cap and shake
  • Pour the mixture over ice and top with soda water
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a cucumber slice

AVC Moscow Mule

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 45mls Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 45mls vodka
  • 1 wedge of lemon or lime juice
  • 3-4 cubes of ice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150ml diet ginger beer

Method:

  1. In a glass, combine the vodka and apple cider vinegar. Squeeze the lime juice into the glass and toss in the wedge
  2. Add the ice cubes and sprinkle on the cinnamon
  3. Top the mixture with as much or as little diet ginger beer

Orange Margarita

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 180ml Tequila
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 1.5 tsp liquid stevia
  • 5 cups of ice cubes
  • Sea salt (for rim of glass)
  • Lime wedges (for garnish)

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients (except sea salt and lime wedges) in a blender
  • Blend using the ice crush setting until a slushy texture forms
  • Add more ice if needed to make it about 950ml total (for 4 margaritas)
  • Run a slice of lime around the rim of each glass. Dip the rim onto a plate of shallow bowl covered in the sea salt
  • Pour frozen margaritas into the glasses and garnish with lime

Lonkero

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs gin
  • 3 tbs freshly squeezed juice from a grapefruit
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 2 drops liquid stevia
  • 240ml soda water

Method:

  • Combine the gin, juices and the stevia in a highball glass
  • Add the sparkling water and stir gently
  • Strawberry Smash

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 60ml vodka
  • ½ tsp liquid stevia
  • 2/3 cup of ice
  • 350ml sparkling water
  • 4 large strawberries (chopped roughly)
  • 6 mint leaves

Method:

  • In a glass, add the fresh strawberries, mint and sweetener
  • Muddle so the strawberries release some juice
  • Add vodka, ice, sparkling water and stir
  • Taste and add more sweetener if needed
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