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Low Cal CYBRPUNK Cocktails!
Hi Friends! I did a few cocktails with Jaden from CTV Morning using our CYBRPUNK Iced Tea and Lemonade – both of which are zero calorie drinks. We use natural Stevia to add a bit of sweetness to the beverages, adding a perfect balance to the citrus and tea notes. So here are a few simple cocktails you can make at home with just a couple of ingredients. I like to source local for my cocktails – everything in these recipes (not including the booze) can be found at Local & Fresh in Regina.
Sea buckthorns are a tasty, citrusy, berry that grows in Saskatchewan. They can be quite tart and make an excellent jam or syrup. I prefer to buy it already in syrup form, the tiny berries have a black pit that needs to be separated before eating which can be quite time consuming. I love sweet tea-style cocktails in the Summer, so this one was a bit of a no-brainer. Here is the recipe for the Citrus Sweet Tea:
In a mixing glass, add:
1oz Last Mountain Sweet Tea Vodka
.5oz Sea buckthorn Syrup
5oz CYBRPUNK Zero Calorie Iced Tea
Fill glass with ice and stir to combine ingredients. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with orange zest or few little orange slices, and edible flowers for the ultimate garden cocktail sipper experience.
For a cocktail with our CYBRPUNK Lemonade, I wanted to added a softer, fruity flavour to balance the acidity of the lemon. I found some frozen Hascap berries and let them thaw into an easy to use syrup. Hascap berries taste like a grape or black current and originated from the Honeysuckle species, they’ve been bred at the University of Saskatchewan for the past 15 years. Here is the recipe for the Saskaberry Lemonade:
1oz Last Mountain Saskatoon Berry Vodka
1oz Hascap Syrup (berries and liquid)
5oz CYBRPUNK Zero Calorie Lemonade
Fill glass with ice and stir to combine ingredients. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with more Hascap berries, a lemon zest, and edible flowers.
These cocktails have endless variations – try using the Iced Tea vodka in place of the Saskatoon Berry in the second cocktail, or top the Saskaberry Lemonade with red or white wine to get a great Sangria!
CTV Morning Cocktails!