Thursday, July 11, 2013

Recipe: My Dirty Little {Diet Coke} Secret

dirty diet coke

So I have a secret. A dirty little secret.
A dirty little Diet Coke secret.
And today I'm ready to confess my dirty little Diet Coke secret to you.
I like my Diet Coke dirty. For about 3 months now. True story.
Ever since my friend posted on Instagram that she was enjoying a Dirty Dr. Pepper 
at a Southern Utah drink stand called Swig I had to know more.

dirty diet coke

 So I began my research and discovered just what a Dirty Diet Coke entails.
My initial research led me to believe that the only extra ingredient in a Dirty Diet Coke
was coconut syrup, so I ran right over to my local Smart & Final and grabbed a 
bottle of Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup and the new addition was oh, so delicious.
However, as I continued to research, I discovered that I was missing a key ingredient - LIME!

So here we go.
I'm laying it all out on the table and telling you about my dirty little Diet Coke secret
and I how I make mine at home since Swig is oh, so far away.

Diet Coke
Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup
Crushed Ice

Crush your ice or pick up some nugget ice and fill your 16 oz glass about half full.
Slice up your lime into fourths.
I use two lime wedges. I like it extra limey.
Squeeze the lime all over your ice and then toss the limes in the glass.
dirty diet coke 

Pour in your Diet Coke almost to the tippy top of your glass.
Then, pour in about two tablespoons of coconut syrup.
True confession: I never measure my coconut syrup. I just pour it in and I've never
been sad about how it has turned out. I really want a pump for my bottle,
but I always forget to pick one up.
dirty diet coke

Grab a cute little paper straw, use it to give all the ingredients a good stir,
and then start sipping away and be ready for Diet Coke Nirvana.
dirty diet coke

When I'm on the go I like to mix it up in my favorite Aladdin tumbler,
so I can take it with me and not have to settle for regular old Diet Coke again.
Once you go dirty, you'll never go back. I promise.

dirty diet coke

On the 4th of July I had my bottle of syrup hidden in the kitchen of my
inlaws' house so I could sneak in and mix it up - I told you, a dirty secret.
I handed the red Solo cup to my husband and said, 
"Are you ready to drink the best drink you've ever tasted?" 
He looked at me like I was crazy and embellishing
(nothing new 'round these parts, folks) and he took a sip.
The look on his face was one of pure surprise. Like he didn't believe my above statement.
He said, "Hmm. What's in that?"
I said, "That's MY dirty little Diet Coke secret."

So mix up and enjoy!
In true OCD hoarder style, I bought out my S&F of the sugar free syrup the last time I was there.
I heard from a few little birdies that it may be hard to find.
Oh! And if you want to get extra dirty, you need to head over to Our Best Bites
to see how they get extra naughty with their Dirty Diet Coke.
If you feel so inclined to be a kind friend and give up a bottle of the Torani SF Coconut Syrup,
then you need to check out how Mique at {30 Days} shares the Dirty Diet Coke love

And don't say I didn't warn ya!


dancin' momma said...

I love me a dirty Dr. Pepper! I can't find the syrup anywhere near me! Dang Utahns and their obsessions. :)

Cupcakes and Cutlery said...

Thank you for clearing this up for me!! I've been seeing posts all over instagram and had NO idea what it was. :) Prolly gonna have to try it out.

Unknown said...

This looks so refreshing! I love coconut anything!

trina said...

That sounds yummy! I'll have to try that now that I can drink Coke again!

Unknown said...

Coconut and lime is the best combo ever!!

Snappily Ever After said...

I am new to the dirty diet coke, but I am hooked! Your blog photos are adorable btw.


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