Lil SHUGA! has the addition of Stevia Leaf extracts, which increases the perceived sweetness, enabling the use of less sweetener in relation to other components, and thus allowing for fewer calories from sugar in your recipes. Lil SHUGA! has 10 calories per teaspoon, and 3g of sugar. The flavor and aroma are soft, with a molasses nose, and an intense lingering sweetness.
For my second recipe, The BK Bramble, I got a little more involved and did a twist on Dick Bradsell's Bramble, using Brooklyn Gin (a local, 80 proof, citrus driven gin), Hey SHUGA! Organic Cane Syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh blackberries instead of Creme de Mure, and a couple of thin slices of ginger for additional backbone and depth of flavor. I thought it would be fun to photograph each step as I went, so I hope you enjoy!!