Sugar-Free / Low-Carb Tropical Punch Cocktail Recipe

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Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1 Cocktail

This is a refreshing Tropical Punch, but without all the sugar of punches based with fruit juice.

It has four things going for it. It's low in calories, low in sugar, low in carbs and high in taste.

It can be made in alcoholic or non-alcoholic versions. If you would rather have a rum punch, simply substitute rum for the flavored vodka.

This recipe makes 1 cocktail. It easily can be doubled or quadrupled for a crowd.


  • 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounce; 3 tablespoons) passion fruit-flavored vodka
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon good-quality pure orange extract, such as Nielsen-Massey brand
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free pineapple syrup, such as Da Vinci brand
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice or shaved ice
  • Lemon or lime slices, if desired


In a cocktail shaker, shake together 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces; 3 tablespoons) passion fruit-flavored vodka or rum (or leave the alcohol out entirely), 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon good-quality pure orange extract, such as Nielsen-Massey brand, 2 tablespoons sugar-free pineapply syrup, such as Da Vince brand and 1/2 cup club soda.

Shake very well and pour a cocktail glass filled with ice cubes or crushed ice or shaved ice.

Garnish with lemon or lime slices if desired.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 2 grams effective carbohydrate and 103 calories.

Why Are So Many Alcoholic Beverages Off Limits for Low-Carbers?

Sad but true, most alcoholic drinks are off limits for a low-carb or low-sugar person. Why? They are way up there in sugar and calories. In fact, other than the alcohol, almost all of the calories come from sugar.

The thee most comon components of cocktails are some type of alcohol (vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey and rum), carbonated mixers (tonic, soda, soda pop and ginger ale), and other nonalcoholic mixers like fruit juice, simple syrup and bitters.

These three components can add exponential calories, carbs and sugars to a seemingly innocuous cocktail. The answer is to concoct sugar-free versions like these:

  • Low-Carb Cosmo Cocktail Recipe: This recipe will show you a way to convert a traditionally high-sugar / high-carb / high-calorie drink into a cocktail that tastes just as good as the original. Or close to it.

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