Fresh berries and sugar free syrups open the playing field up to lower calorie and lower carbohydrate drink recipe options. Muddling fruit just might burn a few extra calories with the little bit of elbow action, too!  Keep this whiskey cocktail lower calorie and delicious easily with minimal effort and fabulous results.Silhouette - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Silhouette – adapted by Cheri Loughlin

Origination: Signature cocktail of Eclipse Bars – England

5 Fresh Raspberries

1/2 measure Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup

1 measure Whiskey

1 measure Light Cranberry Juice

1/4 measure Fresh Lime Juice

Mint Leaves & Raspberry Garnish

Muddle raspberries and syrup in mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with bruised mint leaves and raspberry. Total approximate calories based upon 1 measure equals 1 ounce: 86 calories

Even though this has slight sugar free taste buried within, the fresh fruit flavor really kicks in and creates quite a tasty treat. Fabulous flavor as is, but since it sits at 86 calories it might be worth the extra 34.5 calories to bump up the whiskey a notch (1-1/2 measure rather than 1 measure), making the total calorie count 120.5.

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