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
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.
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