Thursday, October 15, 2015

Daiquiri Pilar: A 2 Point Cocktail

     In fooling around with the 2 point cocktails this past week, I had an opportunity to create this daiquiri for my friend Carlton Grooms from Papa's Pilar Rum.  Papa's Pilar Dark has some very unique flavor making it a great candidate for a daiquiri.   Working out the balance is the only challenge to making it a seriously good daiquiri.

     In the chart, 1 1/2 oz. of spirits is about 97 calories, now we have approximately 33 calories left to work with in creating the cocktail.   1/2 oz. Frangelico adds the 32 calories and a little lemon juice which is negligible as far as calories go.   The lemon juice balances the sweetness of the spirits and leaves us a a balanced and flavorful daiquiri to enjoy.

Daiquiri Pilar

  • 1 1/2 oz. Papa's Pilar Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Frangelico Liqueur
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake until fully chilled and stain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon slice.

     You can continue to create more of these two point cocktails by following the calorie charts available for most any item.  Just remember that spirits loaded with sugars  add calories, so use clean and unaltered spirits, there are several of the low end rums that are loaded with sweeteners and flavors that add calories.   If you keep your cocktail to 130 calories and no items containing fat, you have your two point cocktail.  Using fruits and natural juices will give you the sweetness with out the sugar, but Splenda is a no calorie sweetener if your palate requires more sweetness.

     I hope that you have enjoyed this series of low calorie cocktails and I will continue to post a few more of these as I can come up with some other new ones.   ;o)