I've been experimenting with flavored beverages as a way to cut back on my bubble addiction.
Personally, I have no problems with any of the low/no calorie artificial or natural sweeteners, although I do use multiple sweeteners to reduce my exposure to any one and in order to use less overall.
Sweeteners tend to have a synergistic sweetening effect when used in combination. As a result, using a combination of sweeteners allows you to use less sweetener overall (to provide the same level of sweetness) than you would have using any one alone.
I also add more water than recommended and/or mix prepared drink mix. For example I'll add a couple of flavored tea bags to a gallon of water and add drink mix (much less than the packet recommends for a gallon of beverage). Usually, I either use one packet meant to make 2qts or three individual serving packets.
I've been expermenting with flavor mixing for a while, but more so now that I'm trying to reduce my bubbly beverage intake (for my tooth enamel). I've shared some in the past (such as my sweet-tart apple combo that reminds me of Honeycrisp apple - one part Walmart's Great Value apple flavor drink mix and one part Crystal Light Appletini drink mix, plus as much water as you want.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start a thread for low-cal beverage ideas and recipes, so they'll be easier to find.