Faux Whiskey Sour – By Accident



I am constantly on the search for a non-alcoholic-caffeine-free-zero-calorie drink.  I gave up drinking almost thirty years ago and that is a story for another day.  I have since lived mainly on iced tea, but after 6:00 PM I need to cut back on caffeine so that usually means I am stuck with just water.


Today I made up a drink that tastes practically like a faux whiskey sour and satisfies all my requirements.  I was not trying to make a whiskey sour, but somehow the combination of basil and balsamic vinegar turns out like whiskey.


If I had an orange slice and a cherry it would look more like a drink on Mad Men.


This recipe makes one big serving


4 basil leaves

3 T. fresh lime juice

2 Splenda packets

1 t. balsamic vinegar

1 Cup fizzy water – I used San Pellegrino, but club soda is fine

Crushed ice


Whirl the basil, limejuice, Splenda and balsamic vinegar with a splash of fizzy water in a blender (I used my stick blender).  Pour into a big glass and fill it half way with crushed ice.  Fill the glass with the rest of the fizzy water.  Stir.  Enjoy.

One Comment on “Faux Whiskey Sour – By Accident”

  1. Hannah says:

    Yum! I was just thinking about cucumber water after running and tennis today (WHAT was I thinking?) but this would have been extra special! Don Draper would be proud 🙂

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