Stirrings Cocktail Mixer Holiday Blogger Challenge

Disclaimer: I received complimentary product for entering this contest. All opinions are my own.

The holiday season may be over, but cocktail season is all year long! This is my entry into the Stirrings Holiday Blogger Challenge!

Stirrings boasts "simply better cocktails" and with no preservatives and a wide variety of drink mixers to choose from, it's definitely a slogan that fits.

I received the 5 Calorie Margarita, and after drinking nearly half the bottle sampling the perfect Margarita proportions (can you blame me?), I switched gears and decided to use my favorite cocktail as inspiration: and old fashioned.

If you live in Austin, here's where you can pick up Stirrings cocktails: 1st Colony Liquors, Total Wines & More, 34 Wine & Liquors, 6S Spirits, ABC Liquors, 82 Liquor. I loved the 5 calorie margarita mix, but I also was able to sample the Bloody Mary and it was excellent.

This New Fashioned is a spicy upgrade to the typical whiskey drink--there's not even whiskey in it! It's kind of like a sipping margarita, and it packs quite the punch!

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Stirrings' New Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Stirrings 5 Calorie Margarita Mix
  • 1/2 oz chile simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 slice mango (+1 for garnish)
  • 2 shakes bitters
  • lime sparkling water, to fill

Chile simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

-For the syrup: in a saucepan over medium heat, warm the ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and chill until ready to use.

-In a cocktail glass, muddle together the mango, bitters, and simple syrup.

-Add the tequila, and fill glass with ice. Pour sparkling water on top and mix until well blended.

-Serve with a mango slice garnish.


  1. I am a big fan of sweet margaritas, particularly strawberry. I didn't know that there was a 5 calorie margarita mix.

  2. I've never bought a margarita mix before, but I do love a good margarita! The new fashioned cocktail sounds interesting- like an old fashioned-margarita combo. I'm still on the hunt for bitters that don't have weird ingredients though!

  3. This is such a colorful looking cocktail. I've never really gotten into to drinking Margaritas but this looks like a tasty combination with the mango!

  4. I LOVE a good margarita! The chile simple syrup sounds awesome, not only in this margarita but I'd put it in other cocktails as well to give them a little kick!

  5. I'm not familiar with making cocktails at all, so I will definitely bookmark this for when we next have guests! I love the colours.

  6. I love mango! I can imagine this cocktail tastes delicious with the mango and chili. I have a friend who will love this recipe. I'm going to forward it to her. Thanks!

  7. Woo hoo, a way to get your margarita on without blowing the calorie count - sounds amazing!

  8. I often read recipes for drinks such as this one just hoping for an alcohol substitute. My home is completely alcohol free, so I'm hoping you can provide me with an alcohol free option. If not, let me just say that this sounds delicious and looks delightfully refreshing!

    1. I'd just avoid the tequila and add a bit more sparkling water :) Not sure what would have a similar bite of tequila without the alcohol... perhaps some apple cider vinegar?

  9. I don't drink but if I did, I would probably LOVE this as it has flavors I love!

  10. I love a good cocktail - having a mix pre made without being full of calories is a bonus!

  11. I don't drink alcohol so I don't know much about cocktails. I love the spicy kick you added to the simple syrup, though! :)

  12. I love margaritas, and I'm a total sucker for a drink with a little bit of heat to it. This recipe sounds delish!

  13. I am not usually making cocktails but have to try yours! I love the spicy touch you have added to it!

  14. I love the idea of a spicy simple syrup - I need to give that a try. This sounds like a great low calorie option to a traditional margarita!

  15. What an interesting combo of ingredients. It reminds me of like a low calorie margarita/chamoy mangonada fusion. I bet it tastes wonderful.

  16. I love margaritas! It always feels like a special thing when I get to have them because I never make them at home. But now I'm thinking I should!

  17. None of us in my family drink, so I will not be able to comment on the alcohol part, but love the spice that you have added to the simple syrup. I will try making that next time to make some mocktails for us.

  18. I love create simple syrup flavors, and that spicy chile simple syrup sounds amazing! I can't stop think of all sorts of great cocktails that would be so much better with a little bit of spice. Great idea!

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