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!
- 2 ounces gin (recommended: Plymouth Gin)
4 ounces soda water
Splash of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur (or elderflower cordial)
- For garnish:
Lemon peel or wedge
- 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
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American
- 1 cocktail
- Calories per serving