Non-Alcoholic Cocktail: Lemon and Tonic

There are times when you will need to serve a non-alcoholic drink. Here’s a recipe for a fun drink that will form a pronounced head and amuse your friends. Be careful not to use un-chilled tonic water or the head will overflow and make a mess. The Stevia-sweetened version makes a better head than the powdered sugar-sweetened version because the Stevia will dissolve more quickly, whereas the powdered sugar requires considerable stirring to dissolve completely. Use fresh tonic water for best results.

Lemon and Tonic

  • About 9 oz Schweppes Tonic Water
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 packets Stevia Extract for lower calorie version OR 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar (confectioner’s sugar) for regular version

Slowly add tonic water to a glass to avoid exciting carbonation, then add lemon juice. Carefully add Stevia Extract or powdered sugar by sprinkling into the glass. Stir gently to dissolve the sweetener or sugar. Finish by adding crushed ice. Un-chilled tonic water will make more of a head than chilled tonic water. Adding crushed ice before adding sugar will prevent a head from forming.

Well, here it is with a raging head … it’s fun to serve, very tasty and only mildly tart. Have a few laughs.

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