A Hawaiian Iced Tea cocktail is similar to a Long Island Iced Tea but with the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut. This 0 carb version is refreshing and delicious any time of the year.
For this recipe you’ll need: coconut vodka, white rum, tequila, gin, club soda, pineapple coconut sugar free water enhancer, and orange tangerine sugar free water enhancer.
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What does Hawaiian Iced Tea taste like?
This cocktail is exactly the kind I love for a relaxing afternoon. It’s fruity and sweet but it packs a wallop. A Hawaiian Iced Tea surprisingly doesn’t have iced tea in it. So you can put away the tea bags. It has the tropical flavors of pineapple juice and even sweet tea that us Texans love. It’ll feel like summer all year round.
It’s very tropical with coconut, pineapple, and citrus flavors. Like a Long Island Iced Tea, it is made up of a mixture of liquors plus flavoring. In this case the flavoring is from flavored sugar free water enhancers.
To make this low carb friendly, I had to figure out how to get rid of all the sugar. The regular Hawaiian Iced Tea uses pineapple juice and triple sec. The regular cocktail has over 20 net carbs in a single serving size.
Liquor can stall your low carb weight loss efforts even though it has no carbs. This is because your body wants to process the alcohol before the food in your stomach.
What is Plantation Iced Tea?
A Plantation Iced Tea is commonly confused with this tropical cocktail. But a Plantation Iced Tea is a non alcoholic drink that uses tea. The recipe calls for putting tea bags in some hot water to steep, simple syrup (which is just sugar dissolved in water), cold water, pineapple juice, and a floral tea like hibiscus. So it’s really an ice tea drink with lots of sugary things like the above and pineapple spears. A real no-no on a low carb diet.
Sugar free Water enhancers are a big part of the cocktails I make because they add flavor without carbs. I used pineapple coconut and orange tangerine in this low carb cocktail. These little bottles are so amazingly full of flavor they last a long time. There’s only flavor in these, no sugar, saturated fat, etc.
Hawaiian Iced Tea
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 ounce gin
- 1/2 teaspoon pineapple coconut water enhancer
- 1/4 teaspoon orange water enhancer
- 6 ounces Sprite Diet or club soda
- Mix everything together in a shaker except the Sprite or club soda.
- Shake until very cold and well mixed.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Pour the Diet Sprite or club soda over the top.
- Garnish with a pineapple or lime slice.