Our expert says:
If you are cutting down on sugar (16 kJ per gram) instead of your brandy (alcohol contains 29 kJ per gram), then you can see which one is going to save you more kJs! Artificial sweeteners have been pronounced safe by most of the major health authorities throughout the world, so you can use them instead of sugar-sweetened cold drinks. As regards the taste, that is something that you will have to experiment with.
Hope you find a happy medium
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