Tasty summer cocktails can have all the flavor and none of the sugar


Looking for tasty summer cocktails? The new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions bring all the flavor that you want and none of the extra sugar.

Tasty summer cocktails are a must have for the season. From barbecues to lazy days by the pool, a refreshing sip can make the long, relaxing summer day even more enjoyable. Still, those cocktails shouldn’t be filled with extra sugar. Luckily there is a better option.

The new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions spirits offer invigorating flavor combinations that are perfect for summer cocktails. More importantly, the flavored libations contain zero sugar. Who needs sugar with all this flavor?

In the beverage industry, lower calorie, lower sugar and lower carb options are becoming more plentiful. As people become more active, calorie aware and lifestyle conscious, they become more concerned about the ingredients in their beverages.

While consumers want transparency, they are not willing to give up cocktail hour. Instead they are looking for beverages that work within their lifestyle choices. Smirnoff is adapting with this vodka line.

The new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions come in three flavors Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint and Strawberry & Rose. These three flavors are perfect for summer because they offer the right combination of bright, sweet and refreshing. The flavors are clean, crisp and light for the warm, summer days.

In some ways, just the Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions and a touch of tonic or sparkling water can be the perfect summer cocktail. With a fruit or herb garnish, the simplicity satisfies and easily pairs with many dishes. From a refreshing summer salad to a hearty barbecue chicken, the pairing possibilities are many.

Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, Watermelon and Mint, photo provided by Smirnoff

Actually, the Watermelon & Mint vodka could inspire many summer dishes. Watermelon is a classic summer staple. While often served on its own, using the whole watermelon in different ways can be quite enjoyable.

For example, use the watermelon and mint flavors from the vodka to enhance a summer salad using watermelon. With a few pickled watermelon rinds, some feta, watermelon and mint, this summer salad would impress any of your food friends.

Additionally, these new spirits show the rise of herbs and savory flavors in cocktails. Rose, when used sparingly, offers a lovely herbaceous note. Cucumber can be quite refreshing. Steering people away from the cloying sweet flavors keeps cocktails evolving and opens the possibilities to new beverages.

While Smirnoff recommends a simple cocktail with just a tonic or a sparkling water, the Strawberry & Rose could be a lovely complement to a hibiscus tea. The floral flavors could play off each other while not being too overpowering. As the bright color entices the eyes, the refreshing flavor would satisfy on even the hottest of days.

The Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are available now. A bottle generally retails around $12.

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What tasty summer cocktails are you mixing up this season? Could Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions be the star ingredient?