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Best Diabetic Cocktails To Serve For Spring

Best Diabetic Cocktails To Serve For Spring

Best Diabetic Cocktails To Serve For Spring

Diabetic cocktails for this spring consist of a mixture of citrus flavors to offset the winter chill from the previous season. If you like citrusy non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade, then you will love these well-mixed and refreshing diabetic cocktails. Did you know that 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, while 8.1 million are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition?

Most people with diabetes can enjoy a limited amount of alcohol, but you need to know and understand how alcohol can affect your blood sugar. If you go to a bar, you should wear an ID that says you have diabetes. The reason you should wear this ID is that it is a precaution. This precaution is when a person with diabetes has low blood sugar, it looks and acts like when you are drunk.

Do not drink alcohol on an empty stomach or take certain medication while you are drinking: food helps you process alcohol, without food to eat with it, alcohol can affect your blood sugar for up to 24 hours after it is consumed. Before you go to bed, make sure you test your blood sugar to see if it is under 100, if so, have a small snack to replenish your blood sugar. Here is a list of refreshing diabetic cocktails to consume this spring.

Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a basic brunch classic and it can be a diabetic disaster. If you take out the alcohol and make it a virgin Bloody Mary, it is a viable option for diabetics. Add a celery stalk or a dill spear and use low-sodium tomato juice. A virgin Bloody Mary contains a limited amount of carbohydrates, which consists of 15 grams.

The virgin Bloody Mary has other ingredients besides the low-sodium tomato juice that are combined in this recipe like lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, freshly ground pepper, hot sauce (Tabasco or Cholula), and a celery stalk or a dill spear to garnish the beverage.

If you take out the alcohol and make it a virgin Bloody Mary, it is a viable option for diabetics.

Kiwi Martini

A Kiwi Martini is a good option for a person with diabetes if you use a natural sweetener like Stevia or a sugar substitute like Splenda in your simple syrup recipe. A martini can be made with two different alcoholic components, gin and vodka, but will use similar ingredients.

Gin comes in many varieties and qualities. When you mix these types of drinks, you need to use top-shelf gin. Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, and Beefeater are just a few of these types of gin to use for alcoholic beverages like the Kiwi Martini.

Vodka comes in many varieties and quality. When you mix these types of drinks, you need to use top-shelf vodka. Absolute Elyx, Grey Goose VX, and Svedka 100 Proof are just a few of these types of vodka to use for alcoholic beverages.

The Kiwi Martini also has other ingredients that consist of simple syrup (replace sugar with sugar substitutes) and kiwi.

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Margarita

A Margarita is a viable option for diabetics, but you need to use a sugar-free mixer for this cocktail. Tequila comes in many varieties and qualities. When mixing these types of drinks, you need to use top-shelf tequila. Casamigos, Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver, Tequila Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength, and Tequila Codigo 1530 Rosa are just a few of these types of tequila to use.

A Margarita also has other ingredients that are combined in this recipe like an orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, and lime salt. This diabetic cocktail has one variation to replace the sugar in the simple syrup with a natural sweetener like Stevia or a sugar substitute like Splenda.

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Mojito

A Mojito is a good option for a person with diabetes if you replace the sugar in the simple syrup with a natural sweetener like Stevia or a sugar substitute like Splenda. White rum comes in many varieties and quality. When mixing these types of drinks, you need to use top-shelf white rum. Bambu, 10 Crane, and Rogue are just a few of these types of white rum to use for alcoholic beverages. A Mojito uses white rum, but it also consists of other ingredients like lemon and lime juice, sugar (replace with sugar substitute), mint, ice, and sparkling water (or club soda).

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Diabetic cocktails for this spring consist of a mixture of citrus flavors to offset the winter chill from the previous season. If you like citrusy non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade, then you will love these well-mixed and refreshing diabetic cocktails.

Strawberry Daiquiri

A Strawberry Daiquiri is a viable option for diabetics if you use fresh fruit for the daiquiri and replace the sugar with a sugar substitute. Rum comes in multiple varieties and quality. When mixing these types of drinks, you need to use top-shelf rum. Carupano Legendario, Santa Teresa, Cacique 500, and Diplomatico are just a few of these types of rum to use. A Strawberry Daiquiri also has other ingredients that are combined in this recipe like lime and lemon juice, sugar (sugar substitute), fresh strawberries, ice, and Diet Mountain Dew.

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Tom Collins

A Tom Collins would be a good option for a person with diabetes since the gin and the club soda have a limited amount of carbohydrates compared to other drinks. Gin comes in many varieties and qualities. When mixing this drink, you need to use a top-shelf gin. Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, and Beefeater are just a few of these types of gin to use for alcoholic beverages.

This cocktail’s ingredients consist of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, and a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice to garnish the beverage. This diabetic cocktail also has one variation to replace the lack of sweetness and dryness of the club soda in this beverage.

 If you want your Tom Collins to be sweeter, then you can replace the club soda with Diet 7-Up or Sprite Zero. You will also need to replace the sugar in the simple syrup’s recipe by adding a natural sweetener like Stevia or a sugar substitute like Splenda.

A Tom Collins would be a good option for a person with diabetes since the gin and the club soda have a limited amount of carbohydrates compared to other drinks.

Do you imagine yourself lounging in your hammock with one of these refreshing diabetic cocktails this spring? If you like these diabetic cocktails that incorporate their citrusy and non-alcoholic flavors, then add these simple drinks to your repertoire and let us know in the comments below.

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