Super Simple- Simple Syrup!

Are you still on the New Year’s Resolution train? Me neither…to be honest we are not big on “resolutions” in our house, but we do set “goals” for the year. This year one of our goals was to reduce the amount of refined sugar (as I talked about previously). I’m proud to say we have been doing a pretty dang good job at it too! I know my body doesn’t perform well when I have an overabundance of straight sugar poured into my mouth :l One thing that we enjoy that is always loaded with excessive amount of sugar is a yummy cocktail. So, I decided to make a skinny infused simple syrup to help flavor our cocktails without all the sugar. I used @nutrasweetnatual to create my skinny syrup and I’m super excited to share it with you now! If you haven’t used Nutrasweet before, now is the time! It uses a specific part of the stevia plant leaving you with that “just-like-sugar” taste that we all love. 

Let’s get started!

First and most importantly- let’s make a skinny simple syrup with @nutrasweetnatural !

Start by boiling 2 cups of water with 9 packets of @nutrasweetnatural. Next muddle ½ tangerine + 5 raspberries and add to the boiling water with 1 rosemary stem. Boil on medium-high for 5-10 minutes. Store in a glass jar in the Fridge for up to a week.

You can use this to sweeten cocktails or even coffee or tea!

Now let’s make a cocktail (or mocktail) using our skinny syrup!

Tangerine & Raspberry Skinny Cocktail/Mocktail- this cocktail is giving me all the spring vibes- hello sunshine!


  • ¼ tangerine 
  • 3 raspberries
  • 1 shot vodka 
  • 1 cup ice
  • Favorite Alcoholic Seltzer (I used Tangerine flavored)
  • 1 oz Skinny Simple Syrup

If you are making a mocktail skip the vodka and use a sparkling water or alcohol-free seltzer instead.

Start by muddling your fruit in the bottom of the glass. Next add in the ice, vodka and simple syrup. Top off the glass with the seltzer and stir to combine ingredients.  Garnish with fresh fruit and enjoy!

As always, tag #katiescardiokitchen on Instagram if you make any of my recipes- I cant wait to see them! 


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