Have you been wondering if you can have alcohol on the Low FODMAP Diet? According to Monash University, gin is low FODMAP. So, let me introduce you to this low FODMAP twisted tom collins! With a bright, fruity flavour and a pop of festive colour, this low FODMAP cocktail will be the highlight of your holiday. Cheers!
I didn’t fall in love with gin until I met a friend with some mad bartending skills. Apparently, the problem was user error. Oops, my bad.
For a little context, gin is made from juniper berries. This means, when you mix it correctly, i.e. not just with soda, you can coax out a deep and fruity taste. This twisted tom collins is made with thyme-infused simple syrup and muddled raspberries. Trust me, they’re a match made in heaven!
Are you 100% positive gin’s not your thing? No worries! This recipe also makes an amazing mocktail!
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
Looking for a low FODMAP cocktail that will rock your socks? This low FODMAP twisted tom collins will bring a little festive cheer to your holiday! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
The first twist in this twisted Tom Collins is thyme-infused simple syrup. Simple syrup is just table sugar (sucrose) dissolved in boiling water. Since table sugar is low FODMAP (because the fructose and glucose are present in equal amounts) there are no FODMAPs here.
This recipe also uses a few sprigs of fresh thyme. According to the Monash app, thyme is low FODMAP in servings of 1 cup. However, they don’t mention a maximum serving. We use 16 sprigs for 12 servings, so you’ll be well within the recommended range.
We’ll also be using raspberries. These add spectacular colour and a deep fruity flavour to our Tom Collins recipe. Monash University has said raspberries are safe in servings of up to 30 berries per serving (60 g). This works out to about 1/4 cup. Servings of 65 g or more are high in the FODMAP fructan, so measure carefully.
Our recipe uses 3 cups of raspberries total, which works out to 1/4 cup per serving. This is within the recommended range.
This recipe also uses gin. According to the Monash app, gin is low FODMAP in servings of 30 ml per sitting. Monash doesn’t state a maximum serving size.
Our recipe uses 1.25 cups of gin which works out to 29 ml per serving. This is well within the recommended range.
It’s worth noting that while gin is low FODMAP, some people with IBS don’t tolerate alcohol itself. If you know you don’t tolerate alcohol, or if spirits aren’t your thing, this twisted tom collins makes an exceptionally tasty mocktail!
Last but not least, lime juice. According to Monash University, lime juice is low FODMAP in servings of 1 cup per sitting. Servings of more than 1 cup are high in the FODMAP fructan.
Our recipe uses 1 cup of lime juice total. That works out to 1.3 tbsp per serving. This is well within the recommended range.
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Looking for a FODMAP-friendly cocktail this holiday season? Try this low FODMAP twisted tom collins! With a deep, fruity flavour and a pop of festive colour, this drink makes the perfect cocktail or mocktail.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 cups raspberries (thaw if frozen)
- 1.25 cup thyme simple syrup (divided)
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 8 cups sparkling water
- 1.25 cups gin
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 12 sprigs fresh thyme
Mix water, sugar, and fresh thyme in a medium saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let the syrup stand for 20 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs from the syrup, then chill for an additional 30 minutes.
Place 2.5 cups of raspberries in a bowl with 1/4 quarter cup of simple syrup. Mash your raspberries into a pulp with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Then, strain the mush through a fine-mesh sieve directly into the pitcher. Press the raspberries with a spatula to help get the juice out. Discard the raspberry pulp.
Add your ice cubes to the pitcher. Then add the club soda, gin, lime juice, and 12 sprigs of time. Serve cold with remaining raspberries.
This Twisted Tom Collins also makes a great mocktail. Just leave out the gin to enjoy it's fresh, fruity taste.
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© 2018 Amy Agur – The FODMAP Formula
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