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Low-FODMAP Cocktail: The Lavender Gimlet | Low FODMAP Diet by FODMAP Life

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So can you have alcohol on the low-FODMAP diet? Yes, you can have alcohol! On the low-FODMAP diet, it’s suggested for ladies to stick to one serving and men, up to two servings.  Alcohol is a gut irritant and it can throw off your results on the diet, but if you think you can handle a little this New Year’s Eve, then go ahead and enjoy!  Just remember to AVOID rum, sweet or dessert wine (port wine, sherry wine or other very sweet or fortified wines). 

Below I also share a recipe for how to make your own simple syrup at home (it’s truly simple!) or you can buy Sonoma Syrup Co. Lavender Infused Simple Syrup on Amazon, Whole Foods Market, BevMo!, Total Wine, Sonoma Syrup Online Store, Sur la Table , The Baker’s Catalogue / King Arthur Flour and Specs Liquor Warehouse.

Photo by: Biz Jones

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Prep time: 2 minutes / Serves: 1


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1. Pour the gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and ice into a shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wheel or mint (if using).

2. If you don’t have a shaker, combine everything in a glass and stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon. Another option is to put all the ingredients (except for the garnish) in a blender for a frozen lavender gimlet.

Preparation tip: Make your own simple syrup by combining 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and stirring consistently in a saucepot over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat. Immediately stir in a few tablespoons of culinary lavender buds (or other ingredients such as culinary rosemary and clove, fresh mint, ginger, pepper, etc.) and cover to steep. Once cool, drain the lavender buds through a mesh strainer. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. Plain simple syrup can stay fresh for up to 4 weeks.

Per serving: Calories: 101; Total fat: 0g; Total carbs: 8g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 0g; Sodium: 1mg

Also from Sonoma Syrup Co., try this recipe! Low-FODMAP Blueberry Lavender Pancakes

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Colleen Francioli

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Founder FODMAP Life