Old Fashioned (no sugar & low-calorie)

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Discerning Drinkers (5 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR half the bourbon with three ice cubes (dry to the touch well-frozen ice, not wet ice) directly in serving glass. Add the rest of bourbon, sugar-free syrup, bitters and two more ice cubes. STIR some more and add another two ice cubes. And if you have room, add more ice before serving.

1 2/3 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/3 fl oz Sugar-free sweetener
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters (optional)
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To make Sugar-free sweetener:


Stir 2 cups of powdered Xylitol Sweetener into 1 cup of water in a pan over low heat. Allow to cool, bottle and store your sugar-free sweetener in a refrigerator. The XyloSweet brand of Xylitol Sweetener performs well.

Review:

Despite being made with a dash of sweetener rather than sugar this is a very palatable Old Fashioned and many will not be able to differentiate between the classic sugar-loaded version.

Adding aromatic bitters will help the cocktail's flavour but, depending on the bitters used, is likely to add trace amounts of sugar.

History:

Adapted from the classic serve by yours truly in January 2019.
Old Fashioned cocktail history and recipes

Nutrition:

One serving of Old Fashioned (no sugar & low-calorie) contains 126 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.1 standard drinks
  • 26.38% alc./vol. (52.76° proof)
  • 16.1 grams of pure alcohol
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