Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by Leah Hall
This calorie-free, sugar-free Stevia Syrup is the perfect way to sweeten up cocktails and mocktails using only natural sweeteners.
This quick and easy Stevia Simple Syrup is just one way we lighten up our cocktails. Other ways include not adding sweetener at all, or using diet ingredients, such as diet tonic in a gin and tonic.
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If you’re watching the calories like we are right now, substituting Stevia Syrup for regular simple syrup can help. Stevia is a zero calorie, plant based sweetener that is many times as sweet as sugar.
You’ll have to make your own judgments if there are health benefits or not in using Stevia, but we have found that Stevia Syrup works for us in most cocktails.
Stevia is an all natural plant that is actually 30 times sweeter than sugar, so you don’t even need to use as much sugar as you would otherwise.
How do you make Stevia Simple Syrup?
First of all, you only need three simple ingredients:
- Powdered Stevia
You can leave the salt out if you prefer, but we love the dash of salt, as it takes some of the bitterness out of the stevia syrup. Just our preference of course.
What can Stevia Simple Syrup be used in place of?
We use Stevia Simple Syrup in recipes that are calling for plain simple syrup. In this case, it is our cocktails and mocktails. You can also use it in any drinks that are adding maple syrup, sugar, or agave. With a stevia syrup on hand, it’s easy to add just bit to get the sweetness you’re looking for.
Simple syrup is one of the most common ingredients in cocktails. We use it in almost every recipe we do. Whether we add flavor to it from spices or herbs, or keep it simple, it’s a basic of cocktail making.
What is Simple Syrup?
For anyone who hasn’t ever made simple syrup, it’s water with sugar dissolved over heat. Sounds easy, right?! This Stevia Simple Syrup is just as easy!
Sometimes reducing your sugar consumption is necessary, or it can just make you feel better about drinking a cocktail. Enter this easy syrup. Since stevia is 30x sweeter than sugar, the recipe isn’t the same as regular sugar syrup, which is 1:1. But, in this case you don’t need a cup of stevia to one cup of water.
We just use it exactly as called for in cocktail recipes in place of the regular simple syrup. If it seems too sweet (or not sweet enough) you can put in more or less. Hope you try this one if you are looking to cut some calories this year! Try it with lilac, thyme, or Blackberry, too!
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Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Low Calorie Syrups
- Sugar Free Syrup – Big Oven
- Low Carb Ginger Syrup – I Breathe I’m Hungry
- Sugar Free Rosemary Syrup – Eating Well
This stevia syrup is super helpful for keeping your cocktails low calorie. Great for a cocktail and doesn't change the flavor, so easy to make!
- 2 Tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons Stevia powder
- 1 cup water
- dash of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Place on medium low heat, and bring to a simmer.
- Take off heat and cool.
- Can be stored in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
We used the Truvia brand. But any of these work.
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Serving Size:.5 oz
Amount Per Serving: Carbohydrates: .9gSugar: .9g
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