Lively Libations - The "Skinny" (2019)

Thursday August 1, 2019 // By Multiple Authors

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Sugar-Free, Low-Sugar & No-Sugar-Added Signature Drink Recipes

Looking for a sweet without all the sugary treat? Our recipes this month feature sugar-free, low-sugar and no-sugar-added products. Just because you give up sugar doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor.

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Pro Tip: The summer is the best time to purchase sugar-free syrups and sauces because during the colder months, sugar-free products are liable to freeze in transit. Don't get left out in the cold this fall and winter–stock-up on your favorite sugar-free flavors now!

Lucy's Berry Limeade SodaLucia’s Berry Limeade Soda

Enjoy this delicious guilt-free, sugar-free soda option for a refreshing treat this summer.

Yield: 4, 8 oz. Drinks


• 4 oz. of Smartfruit™ Blooming Berry +Antioxidants
• 4 oz. (or 16 pumps) of Torani Sugar Free Lime Syrup
• 24 oz. of Water
• 1 iSi Soda Siphon
• 1 iSi Soda Charger

Optional Garnish: Fresh Berries & Lime Wedges

Directions: Pour all of the ingredients into an iSi Soda Siphon (quart capacity). Firmly attach the lid, load a charger and give it a good shake (see the iSi Stainless Steel Soda Siphon Usage Guide & Safety Brochure). Chill the soda for 20-30 minutes. Add fresh berries to the bottom of your serving cup and fill with soda. Garnish with a slice of lime!

Elyse's No-Sugar-Added Pina ColadaElyse’s No-Sugar-Added Pina Colada

Do you want to indulge in a fun summer drink while still keeping the sugar levels down? This fresh take on a classic is the perfect poolside pick-me-up to cool you off on a hot summer day!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink


• 4 oz. of Smartfruit™ Aloha Pineapple+Prebiotic
• 3 oz. of KidsLuv Flying Fla-mango - Juice Infused Water
• 9 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Sliced Mango

Directions: Add all of the ingredients into the blender (liquids first then ice), and blend until smooth. Pour the blend into your favorite poolside cup and enjoy!


Tia's Sahara Lime Sunrise Tea

Tia’s Sahara Lime Sunrise Tea

This tart, lime tea is balanced with sweet blueberries and creamy pineapple to create a satisfying morning blend. 

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink


• ½ oz. (or 4-5 pumps) of Monin Blueberry Concentrated Flavor
• ½ oz. (or 4-5 pumps) of Monin Pineapple Concentrated Flavor
• 1 bag of Numi Dry Desert Lime Tea  
• 11 oz. of Hot Water 

Optional Garnish: Fresh Blueberries & Sliced Limes 

Directions: Steep the tea bag in hot water for 4 minutes in a pitcher or separate cup. In the serving cup combine the concentrates. Pour the brewed tea over top and stir well. Add fresh blueberries and sliced lime to garnish. Enjoy!

Kristen's Easy Peasy Lemon MartiniKristen’s Easy Peasy Lemon Martini

When life gives you lemons, make a martini! 

Yield: 1, 4 oz. Drink


• 1 oz. (or 4 pumps) of Torani Sugar Free Lemon Syrup 
• 1 oz. of Vodka
• 2 oz. of Water
• Ice
• Lemon Zest

Optional Garnish: Lemon Twist

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker, and give it a shake. Strain into a glass, and serve with a lemon twist.


Steven's Espresso Caramel ZeroSteven’s Espresso Caramel Zero

A balanced, rich and sweet soda with all of the kick and none of the calories

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink


• 2 oz. of Espresso
• 1 oz. (or 4 pumps) of Monin Caramel Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring
• 4 oz. of Ice
• 5 oz. of Sparkling Water

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients into your serving glass, gently stir and enjoy!




Dennis' Splendid Choco-nutDennis’ Splendid Choco-nut

An iced “skinny” German chocolate cake latte

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink


• 1 oz. (or 4 pumps) of DaVinci SUGAR FREE German Chocolate Cake Syrup
• 4 oz. of Ice
• 5 oz. of Milk
• 2 oz. of Espresso

Optional Garnish: Sugar Free Coconut Whip Cream & Coconut Shavings  


Coconut Whipped Cream: Pour 2 oz. (or 8 pumps) of DaVinci SUGAR FREE Coconut Syrup and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into the iSi Profi (quart capacity). Seal it according to the iSi Profi Instructions, add a fresh iSi N2O Professional Cream Charger and shake. 

Drink: Pour the syrups and espresso into your serving cup. Fill the glass with milk then finish with ice. Add coconut whipped cream, and sprinkle with coconut shavings if desired.

Mikenna's Frosted S'mores ChaiMikenna’s Frosted S’mores Chai

This decadent, yet sugar-free frappe is the perfect guilt-free treat for a night spent around the campfire!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink


• 2 tbsp. of David Rio Orca Spice Sugar Free Chai 
• 2 oz. (or 8 pumps) of Torani SUGAR FREE S'mores Syrup
• 2 oz. of (or 4 pumps) of Torani SUGAR FREE Dark Chocolate Sauce
• 5 oz. of Minor Figures Oat M*lk
• 6 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Sugar Free Whipped Cream & Chocolate Dipped Graham Cracker

Directions: Combine all of the listed ingredients into a blending pitcher (first liquids, then products and then ice), and blend until smooth. Serve in your favorite glass garnished with a chocolate dipped rim, whipped cream and graham crackers.

Dana's Keto-Friendly Avo-Choco FrappeDana’s Keto-Friendly Avo-Choco Frappe

Craving something creamy, dreamy and sweetly delicious but not willing to forgo your health goals? Sweetened with Keto-friendly stevia and monk fruit, this rich blended drink is a guilt-free indulgence. Plus with plant-based protein and polyunsaturated fats, it will energize and sustain.

Yield: 1, 20 oz. Drink


• 5 oz. of Califia Farms Unsweetened Barista Blend Almond Milk 
• 1 tbsp. of Ghirardelli Majestic Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
• ¾ oz. (or 3 pumps) of Monin Sweetener Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring
• ¼ cup of (or ½ of a large) Avocado
• 2-3 tbsp. of Almond Butter
• 4 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Ghirardelli Majestic Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder & Sugar Free Whipped Cream

Directions: Start by pouring the almond milk into a blending pitcher. Next, add the cocoa powder, almond butter, avocado and syrup. Top with ice and blend until smooth. Pour the blend into the serving glass and garnish with whipped cream.

Ghirardelli Majestic Powder Nutritional Information & Spec Sheet 
Ghirardelli Cocoa Powders Brochure
Monin Zero Calorie Nutritional Information & Monin Zero Calorie Sell Sheet 
Califia Farms Unsweetened Barista Blend Almond Milk Sell Sheet & Nutritional Information
The 6 Best Sweeteners on a Low-Carb Keto Diet (And 6 to Avoid)

Kristen's Lemon Cheesecake TartsKristen’s Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

The perfect blend of smooth, sweet cheesecake and bright citrus, this tangy and sweet swirled treat is perfect for summer. 

Yield: 3 Tarts


Lemon Curd:

• 3 Eggs  
• ¼ cup of Torani Sugar Free Lemon Syrup 
• 4 tbsp. of Unsalted Butter


• ¼ cup of Cappuccine No Sugar Added Vanilla Blended Creme
• 4 oz. of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
• ½ cup of Heavy Cream 

Kristen's Lemon Cheesecake Tarts + Lemon MartiniGraham Cracker Crust:

• 3 Graham Crackers 
½ tbsp. of Butter


Lemon Curd: In a medium saucepan, whisk together eggs and syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly and adding the butter one tablespoon at a time. Stir until the curd has a thick consistency and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Place in a container and cover with plastic wrap before putting the lid on. Refrigerate for at least two hours.

Cheesecake: Whip the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a piping bag (or you can use a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off). Chill the mixture for at least an hour, or until you are ready to assemble the tarts.

Graham Cracker Crust: Crush the graham crackers combine them with melted butter. Press into a mini pie dish, and let cool before assembling.

Tarts: To assemble the tarts, layer equal parts of curd and cheesecake into the graham cracker crust. Mix together with a toothpick for a swirled design or add polka dots of cheesecake for a fun pattern. Top with fresh blueberries and refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to serve.

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