Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Sweet and Sour Cocktail Mixer Recipe

Glass of Gin and Tonic with Ice and Lime

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Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 1 (1 1/2 cups total)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

21 calories
0g fat
7g carbs
0g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 (1 1/2 cups total)
Amount per serving  
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 99mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This low-carb sugar-free sweet and sour mix recipe is really a starting place for your cocktails. Using a sugar replacement can help you reduce calories and manage your blood sugar levels better.

Contrary to simple syrups, the building blocks of many cocktails, this sweet-sour mixture doesn't need to be boiled. Just stir the ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup equivalent artificial sweetener (liquid preferred)


  1. In a small nonmetallic bowl, combine water, lemon juice, lime juice, and equivalent artificial sweetener (liquid preferred).

  2. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Variations and Substitutions

Fresh lemon and lime juices taste best, but bottled works OK.

Switch up the ratios of lemon and lime to suit your personal tastes.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • You can vary the concentrations of the juices and sweetener depending on your taste, the particular juices you use, and how much ice you are adding to the drink.
  • You can use this mix to make whiskey sours, daiquiris, margaritas, etc. (Try it with Jack Daniel's Whiskey—yum!)
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week.

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  1. Harvard Health Publishing. Low-Calorie Sweeteners.

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