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Low-Calorie Gin and Tonic Alternative

A Low-Cal Happy Hour: Elderflower Gin Cordial

During the Summer, there's nothing like classic English cocktails: gin and tonics and Pimm's Cups, for example. The problem is, tonic water and ginger ale are not diet-friendly. Most contain corn syrup and all the calories you'd expect from a sugary soda.

This gin and tonic variation substitutes zero-calorie soda water for the tonic and a splash of elderflower liqueur to complement the juniper flavor of the gin, giving it a clean and refreshing finish. The next time you are in need of a G and T, opt for an elderflower gin cordial instead — it's free of corn syrup and falls under the 200-calorie mark.

Learn how to make this cocktail after the break!

Elderflower Gin Cordial

Elderflower Gin Cordial

Elderflower Gin Cordial

Ingredients

2 ounces gin (recommended: Plymouth Gin)
4 ounces soda water
Ice
Splash of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur (or elderflower cordial)

For garnish:
Lemon peel or wedge

Directions

  1. In a glass with ice, combine gin and soda water, then float with splash of elderflower liqueur; garnish with lemon and serve immediately.

Makes one drink

Nutrition

Calories per serving
160
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