Nilla Basil Daiquiri

Sugar free syrups tend to lean a little heavier on the sweet side than actual sugar in my opinion, so cut back just a wee amount when amending a drink recipe for low calorie options. Remember it is always much easier to add in more sweetener than it is to adjust for over sugaring a cocktail. The Nilla Basil Daiquiri may not taste exactly like one with runny honey, but this is a quality drink that still tastes fabulous without the basic boring diet feel.

Nilla Basil Daiquirí – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

Inspired by the Basil & Honey Daiquiri

Nilla Basil Daiquiri - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin3 Basil Leaves

1-1/2 Bar Spoon Vanilla Syrup Sugar Free

2 measures Rum

1/4 Lime – Squeezed

Basil Leaf Garnish

Muddle three basil leaves with vanilla syrup and lime juice. Add rum and ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with remaining basil leaf. Total approximate calories based upon 1 measure equals 1 ounce: 132 calories.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at

Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon – str8upcocktails @ – ©2011 Cheri Loughlin-The Intoxicologist, All Rights Reserved. All opinions, reviews and spirits’ coverage are the personal opinion and decision of Cheri Loughlin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>