With the low-carb craze sweeping the nation, booze without the “bad” is still hard to find. Luckily, whether you’re a Ketogenic dieter or not, we’ve composed this mouthwatering list of concoctions to sample at your next soirée. From a night on the town, to brunch with your girls, these low-carb cocktail recipes are a dieter’s dream. Try one, or take a shot at them all…you’ll thank us later.
THE MADCAP MARGARITA
The perfect complement to protein-packed tacos, this south-of-the-border favorite is the stuff of low-carb legend. Without the Triple Sec and Cointreau, it’s sugar-free AND flavor-filled, whether you prefer your margarita frozen or on the rocks. Oh, and the name’s cute, too. Cooking at home? Add this easy low-carb cocktail recipe to your keto collection, invite a few friends over, and whip up a round. We’ll toast to that.
1 ½ ounces tequila
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ teaspoon orange extract
Margarita salt & lime wedge for garnish
If serving on the rocks, combine the tequila, water, lime juice, orange extract, and ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake away. If frozen, mix the same ingredients in a blender.
Pour into cocktail glasses, and garnish with margarita salt and a lime for that authentic extra touch.
Net Carbs: 3g
THE VODKA LACROIX
This tasty sipper is a mix made in Heaven. While most fruit is a no-no on the Ketogenic diet, small amounts of berries are a definite yes, and it’s difficult to turn down fresh strawberries mixed with just the right amount of vodka. More of a spritzer than a cocktail, the Vodka LaCroix is light, refreshing, and ideal for the Keto dieter who’s craving a taste of the good life. Perfect for parties, this easy recipe is one you’ll be craving again and again.
1 ½ oz of Cupcake Very Berry Vodka (For an alternative take, mix up the flavor of vodka you choose. Cupcake offers a variety of low-calorie, savory flavors suitable for any palate! This recipe is highly versatile, as you can switch up the LaCroix and berries as well. We recommend a blueberry or raspberry variety!)
1 Can of LaCroix Cúrate Pomme Bayá
A handful of fresh strawberries
Pour ice into a tall cocktail glass, and add in the vodka.
Add the can of LaCroix.
Add the handful of strawberries, and stir until the mixture’s well settled. Enjoy!
Net Carbs: 1g
Yes, this decadent drink is a thing. To the delight of Keto dieters everywhere, it’s easy to make, too. The perfect way to get your low-carb cocktail fix, you can take a sip (or a few) without feeling the least bit of guilt. Dieters, it’s your turn to indulge.
¼ cup white rum
white soda of your choice
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
8 mint leaves
1 packet Splenda
Use a muddler to mix the lime wedges and mint leaves at the bottom of a cocktail glass, crushing the mint as much as you can while mixing the flavors together.
Add ice, and pour rum over the mixture.
Add soda over the rum, and mix it all together. Garnish with a mint leaf for a hint of cuteness. Serve, sip, and enjoy.
Net Carbs: 7g
THE CORPSE REVIVER #2
According to legend, this powerful cocktail will conquer any hangover. As a keto dieter, those painful mornings-after are a thing of the past…but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this perky twist on a classic concoction. An ideal brunch pick, make this selection the next time you’re out on the town.
1 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz dry gin
1 oz orange liqueur
A dash of Absinthe
1 oz lemon juice
1 maraschino cherry
Shake it up! Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake it until you make it (quite literally.) When you’re finished, strain the ingredients into one large glass, dropping the maraschino cherry directly on top.
Now, get ready to savor the flavor. Delicious? We told you so.
Net Carbs: 10g
POWER-PACKED RUM PUNCH
What’s so power-packed about this fruity beverage? Its tropical, beach-ready flavor. Rum might be the traditional drink of sailors, but thanks to Captain Morgan (thank him for being Keto-friendly, not us) it’s just as delicious with a low-carb twist.
1 ½ ounces Captain Morgan dark rum
1 ½ ounces light rum (Malibu makes a great choice if you’re craving a coconut twist)
1/3 teaspoon pineapple water enhancer
10 drops orange water enhancer (or fresh-squeezed orange)
1/3 ounce lime juice
6 ounces of diet lemon-lime soda
Maraschino cherry, orange, or lime for garnish
1. Get out that cocktail shaker, and mix the rums, water enhancers, lime juice, and ice. Give it a power-packed shake, and strain into a tall glass.
2. Pour in the diet soda, and stir.
3. Garnish with your choice of fruit. Feeling festive? Add all three.
Net Carbs: 7g
If the Keto diet had you thinking that your cocktail days were over, think again! There are plenty of mouthwatering low-carb cocktail concoctions you can try, whether it’s creating your own at home, switching up the ingredients, or enjoying a fresh twist on an old classic.
Add these recipes to your collection, sit back, relax, and have a sip. With diet-friendly favorites, you can savor the flavor whenever the craving hits. Cheers!