Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mocktail and Cocktail Recipes with Trop50



Remember when I told you about Trop50 a couple weeks ago? It's a lower calorie, lower sugar juice blend that still has your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Trop 50 also has no artificial sweeteners, using a stevia-based sweetener instead.

Because of the lower calorie, lower sugar makeup, Trop50 is fantastic for use as a mixer in Mocktails and Cocktails. A few fantastic ones:




LEMON BERRY MOJITO

1/2 cup Trop50 Lemonade (regular or raspberry)
1/4 cup fresh raspberries (or unsweetened frozen)
2 Tablespoons club soda
4 mint leaves
4 ice cubes

Put mint and ice into an 8-ounce glass. With a spoon, mash mint leaves and ice until mint is broken up into pieces. In blender puree lemonade with raspberries. Pour over mint/ice and top with club soda. Garnish with raspberries, lemons and/or mint leaves. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of rum optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-jito has 185 fewer calories and 75% less sugar than an original mojito. Our version also gives you 2 grams of fiber (thanks to fiber-rich raspberries) and 60% of your daily recommended vitamin C!

Nutrition Info (6-ounce lemon berry mojito): 40 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 7g sugar, 0g protein, 0% vitamin A, 60% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron

Typical Mojito Mix (6-ounce): 225 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 27g sugar, 0g protein, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 0% iron

VERY BERRY COSMO

1/2 cup Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry
1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
2 Tablespoons Naked Juice 100% coconut water

Blend Trop50 with strawberries about 10 seconds until smooth. Pour in martini glass and stir in coconut water. Garnish with fresh strawberries (optional). Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional



Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-cosmo has 3 times fewer calories and 26 grams less sugar (about 6.5 teaspoons!) than a mock-cosmo made with Stirrings Cosmo Mix. Additionally, our version contains fiber from real fruit and 70% of your daily vitamin C!

Nutrition Info (6-ounce cosmo): 40 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 8g sugar, 0g protein, 70% vitamin C, 310mg potassium, 1.5mg vitamin E.

Stirrings Cosmo Mix (6-ounce): 120 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 34g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 34g sugar, 0g protein.

TROPICAL CHILLER

1/2 cup Trop50 Pineapple Mango
1/2 cup iced green tea

Mix Trop50 and green tea. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh pineapple (optional). Makes 1 cup (8 ounces). To make green tea, pour 1/2 cup (4 ounces) almost boiling water over 1 tea bag and steep for 4 minutes. 1.5 ounces of rum optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Tropical Chiller has 3 times fewer calories and 16 grams less sugar (about 4 teaspoons!) than Lipton Iced Tea with Citrus. Additionally, our version is an excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutrition Info (8-ounce chiller): 25 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 7g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 5g sugar, 0g protein, 50% vitamin C, 212mg potassium, 1.5mg vitamin E.

Lipton Iced Green Tea with Citrus (8-ounce): 80 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 21g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 21g sugar, 0g protein.


If you want to turn these from mocktails into cocktails, just add 1 1/2 oz of the recommended liquor to the recipe. That will add roughly 100 calories to the drink.

I received sample product for review. I did not receive any additional compensation.

2 comments:

Anu said...

Tropical chiller looks so refreshing, I love the pineapple and mango combo.

francis485 said...

wow this looks so good, im going to try this out

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