Christmas came a little early in the Resolution Eats household. I received a new high powered blender from Vitamix to review on my blog. And I can tell you this much, it put me in a very jolly mood.
I received the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender.
And I got an extra component called an Aer Disk Container. Now this is where it gets good. This blender attachment has got a special blade that looks like this:
You use it for whipping, foam, emulsifying and muddling.
So you can use this blender to make whipped cream or a nice foamy latte. You can use it for emulsifying in recipes like mayonnaise. And my very favorite use is for “muddling”. (I just like the word.) Muddling is when you press the ingredients of a cocktail against the side of the glass with a muddler. Muddling helps to release the flavors of the fresh ingredients so that they bind with the alcohol better. So this blender does the muddling for you. And unlike a normal blender, it leaves the ingredients intact. You can see below, that the blender released the juices and oils, but left the lemon rinds whole.
The recipe I am sharing today is for a low carb cranberry lemon drop cocktail.
And I have to admit, never have I so enjoyed developing a recipe. I developed the heck out of these cocktails last night. It took me a few iterations to find the right balance of cranberries, lemons, water and sugar-free sweetener. Needless to say, I did a LOT of taste testing.
And here are the cranberry and lemon rind garnishes I came up with.
I threaded the ingredients onto wooden skewers to give them a nice vertical effect. I went for just visual garnishes, but if you want to make the cranberries edible, then you can roll them in sugar-free sweetener. You can also rim the glass with sweetener, if you like.
Now, you are going to need cranberries for this cocktail, so make sure to pick up some extra bags while they are in season around Thanksgiving.
You can keep them in the freezer until you are ready to use them. But, let’s say that you missed your window and don’t have cranberries. My advice is just to add a few drops of red food coloring. The lemon flavor is so good on it’s own, that no one will be the wiser.
So whether you are making it, or faking it, this cocktail is sure to be a hit.
It would make a great signature holiday cocktail or a trusty old stand-by drink. Just remember to mark it as alcoholic, because it is so easy to drink, your guests might not know it’s got booze in it. Don’t be like me with my unmarked Thanksgiving cocktails. Everyone remembers when my kid took a big drink and said, “That is NOT fruit punch!”. Mom of the Year, right here.
Ok, now to mix up something new with my Vitamix. Cheers!
Low Carb Keto Cranberry Lemon Drop Cocktail
I made these low carb cranberry lemon drop cocktails with the Aer Container on my new Vitamix blender.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 3 cocktails
- Category: Drink
- Cuisine: American
1 cup ice cubes
2 cups cold water
1 1/2 lemons, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
3/4 cup (6 oz) vodka
- Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix blender with an Aer Container.
- Turn on the blender and slowly move the dial from 1 up to 6. Blend at 6 for 90 seconds.
- Pour the liquid through a sieve into 3 cocktail glasses.
- For garnishes, you can thread a wooden skewer with cranberries or a mix of a lemon rind and cranberries.
The recipe above is for 3 cocktails. If you just want to make one, then use the following ingredients:
1/2 cup ice cubes
2/3 cup cold water
3 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent sweetener
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 lemon, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1/4 cup (2 oz) vodka
- Calories: 132
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: <1
Keywords: Low Carb Lemon Drop Cocktail, Keto Lemon Drop Cocktail, Sugar-Free Lemon Drop Cocktail