Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail – Super Bowl Goodies Series

 
 
 
 
 

It wouldn’t truly be a super bowl series of recipes if I didn’t add in a cocktail in here, am I right?

I’m a big supporter of happy hour, but I also need to find a balance with cocktails. I love the fruity drinks, but absolutely hate the headache that comes with those fruity drinks. So, to cut back on that ‘sugar hangover’, I’ve started to make a lot of my own cocktails with swaps to lower them in calories, but also sugar. (When I go out to a bar, I swear by grapefruit vodka + water + a lemon wedge.)

Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

When I was up in South Carolina for my little sister’s graduation, she got me hooked on Effen Cucumber Vodka. I love the subtle taste of cucumber mixed with water, so I knew it would go really well with a refreshing cocktail.

**note- French vanilla stevia extract is pictured, but I realized my mistake and subbed it out for this regular stevia extract.

Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

A huge tip if you’re making your own cocktails to help with that sugar hangover is to create your own simple syrups by using real fruit. Also, I never use artificial sweeteners, but rather ones found in nature, such as honey or that stevia extract.

This will help a lot to make your drinks not have that artificial fruit taste, but also you’re giving it natural sugars + fiber from the fruit, so it will help you out the morning after.

Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail

The recipe below is for 2 servings, but you can easily make a pitcher to share! I’d just keep these measurements in mind and adjust accordingly.


Low-Sugar Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail
Serves 2
This homemade cocktail has a diy strawberry simple syrup which will help so much with that next day headache! A true crowd pleasure at a fraction of the sugar.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
55 calories
1 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
88 g
2 g
1 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
88g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. -2 large frozen strawberries
  2. -3 oz cucumber vodka
  3. -3 droppers of Stevia extract
  4. -4 oz water
  5. -4 oz Perrier sparkling water
Instructions
  1. -Slice your frozen strawberries + cook them down in a pan with the Stevia extract until the juices are all extracted (mashing the berries once they've cooked down)
  2. -Allow simple syrup to cool + then add to a cocktail glass
  3. -Pour in cucumber vodka
  4. -Top with waters [**note: if you like drinks more fizzy, add 8 oz of the Perrier and omit the water - if you like drinks flat, add 8 oz of water and omit the Perrier. I like drinks mostly flat with just a splash of fizz**]
Notes
  1. Serve over ice with a cucumber garnish!
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calories
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fat
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protein
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carbs
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-Questions for you-

  • What’s your go-to drink order?
  • Are you more of a beer or cocktail drinker?

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