Angostura Orange Soft Drink Recipe

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Photo by Susan Bell

Bright and punchy with the tiniest hint of alcohol in the Angostura, this is a grown-up soft drink with no added sugar. It makes a good lunchtime drink and, while everyone else knocks back the alcohol, you can sip this with a smug smile as you won’t be falling asleep in the afternoon. 

Serves 1.

Per serving:  8g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat, 0g fibre, 9kcal.


  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • few drops of Angostura bitters
  • a few ice cubes
  • 1 small bottle soda water or 250ml (9fl oz) sparkling water


 Put the orange slice, juice and Angostura bitters into a large glass with a few ice cubes. Top up with soda water and serve straight away.

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Cover courtesy of Kyle Books 

Excerpted with permission from The Diabetes Weight-Loss Cookbook by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi. Published by Kyle Books, 2019.

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