Enjoy a sugar-free fruity treat this festive season with my low carb Santa cocktail recipe!
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Oh how I love Christmas! And cocktails! So what could be better than a Santa cocktail?!? A low carb Santa cocktail!! This recipe does have a few stages – mainly to prepare the raspberry base, but it can all be done in advance and then quickly assembled whenever you’re ready to enjoy this fruity treat! Oh and if you’re in the mood for festive cocktails, you could also try my Low Carb Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail!
Add fresh raspberries, water, and granulated Splenda to a small saucepan (you may like to reserve a few raspberries for garnishing later). Cook over a medium heat until the fruit breaks down.
Let cool then blitz the mixture in a blender or similar (I use the handy attachment on my stick blender!) until smooth.
Then push it through a sieve to remove any seeds. This may feel like a lot of work but then end result will be worth it! And as I mentioned, you can do all this preparation ahead of time.
To garnish the glass, wipe a little liquid sweetener around the rim of each glass (I use martini glasses!), then dip it into a sweetener that you like the taste of – I use xylitol. Just pour some sweetener onto a plate, invert the glass and dip it in!
To make the cocktail, add the raspberry mixture, gin, and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Divide the mixture between two glasses, then top up with Prosecco. Add a garnish of fresh raspberries if you like!
Note: The carb count is quite tricky to work out for this drink because the raspberry seeds have been removed, which makes up much of the raspberry’s carbohydrates. Technically, if I include the full amount of raspberries, the carb count is 18g net carbs per drink – which I think most people would say is way too high – even for a special occasion. But I would estimate that the count is more likely to be around half that, and it it really is only the raspberries that are adding to the carb value.