While being on the keto diet makes it a little harder to enjoy a drink at the neighborhood bar or restaurant, there are plenty of keto cocktails you can make at home! Thankfully you’ve stumbled onto this post and you will learn that you can get tipsy while avoiding being kicked out of ketosis. All you need is keto cocktails!
There’s a keto friendly drink option for almost any one of your favorite cocktails. They taste pretty close to the real thing but contain low carb ingredients so you don’t have to worry about breaking your diet.
You may be wondering, is it okay to drink alcohol on the keto diet? In short, yes — as long as you drink in moderation. Having one or two keto-friendly drinks won’t kick you out of ketosis.
But, you need to know what types of alcoholic drinks are keto-compliant, and what types of drinks to avoid on the keto diet. Occasional drinking can be compatible with the keto diet. Limit yourself to a maximum of one or two low-carb drinks.
Some alcoholic drinks can fit into a healthy keto diet, while some contain way too much sugar. In short:
- Pure spirits like vodka and whiskey contain zero carbs.
- Wine is much lower in carbs than beer.
- Watch out for sugar in juices, sodas, and other drink mixers.
10 Keto Cocktails Recipes That Will Get You Tipsy
#1 Low Carb Sex on the Beach
This Sex on the Beach drink is 0-carb/low carb version of the original recipe is just as yummy but without those pesky carbs. Flavors of tropical fruit, cranberry, and peach blend together with a little club soda for the sparkle in this easy, refreshing adult beverage.
For this recipe, you’ll need: vodka, cranberry vodka, peach vodka, Mio Energy Tropical Fusion water enhancer, club soda, lime slices, ice.
Full recipe: Sex on the Beach
#2 Keto Mojito – Low Carb & Sugar-free
This low carb, sugar-free mojito is a healthy spin on the classic. You’ll consume way fewer calories, while still enjoying the delicious taste of a minty mojito!
Full recipe: Keto Mojito – Low Carb & Sugar-free
#3 Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Cosmopolitan cocktails are festive and fun to drink. They also have quite a lot of sugar, due to the cranberry juice (which typically has a lot of added sugar) and the Cointreau or Triple Sec.
Between these two liqueurs, there is the equivalent of at least 4 teaspoons of sugar (16 grams of carbohydrate) in each Cosmo.
Tere’s a way to make it low in sugar and carbs without sacrificing flavor.
For this recipe, you’ll need: jigger vodka, unsweetened cranberry juice, lime juice, orange extract, liquid stevia or another sweetener, Lime wedge or lime peel for garnish
Full recipe: Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail
#4 Low Carb Sugar-Free Margaritas
Low Carb Sugar-Free Margaritas with Fresh lime juice, tequila and a touch of orange extract for real margarita flavor without the extra carbs. Because of the perfect mixture of sweet and salty, margaritas are the go-to drink for a ton of people. This sugar-free margarita takes only 4 ingredients to make and can be made in less than 5 minutes! It has only 3g of net carbs and 140 calories per serving too!
Full recipe: Low Carb Sugar-Free Margaritas
#5 Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail
Spicy and tangy, with a punch of sinus-clearing horseradish, this Keto Bloody Mary hits all of the right flavor notes! The perfect keto cocktail for your next brunch or lazy weekend morning on the patio!
The delicious savory cocktail that makes it OK to drink in the morning.
For this recipe, you’ll need: unsweetened tomato-vegetable juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, prepared horseradish, smoked tabasco sauce, granulated sugar substitute, powdered beef bouillon, ground black pepper, fresh lemon juice
Full recipe: Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail
#6 Low carb Pina Coladas
Finding a recipe for low carb Pina Coladas can be a challenge, but this recipe delivers! It’s made with heavy cream, ice, and pineapple-coconut water enhancer.
The best part is you will have a tasty low carb drink with virtually no carbs – approximately 3 times less than the lightest beer on the market. Amazing!
For this recipe, you’ll need: light rum, dark rum, heavy cream, water, pineapple-coconut water enhancer, ice cubes
Full recipe: Low carb Pina Coladas
#7 Sugar-Free Kamikaze Shot
This kamikaze shot recipe is super simple 3-ingredient low carb keto, sugar-free and soooooo (…ooooooooo) good! Traditional kamikaze shots are full of sugar, but this one has only 3 net carbs!
If you love sweet cocktails but have committed to following the keto diet, this is for YOU! You have to try this, it will not disappoint.
For this recipe, you’ll need: shaker Ice, Lime Juice, Granulated Stevia, Vodka
Full recipe: Sugar-Free Kamikaze Shot
#8 Low Carb Hurricane Cocktail
This low carb hurricane cocktail has all of the fruity flavors of the original, plus all the kick, but without the carbs. Two kinds of rum are combined with a little lime juice and some 0-carb water enhancer to make this classic punch that you can enjoy this cocktail guilt free.
Full recipe: Low Carb Hurricane Cocktail
#9 Keto Mudslide
Just like a chocolate milkshake! This recipe includes vodka. You can omit the vodka for a virgin drink. You can also add more vodka to suit your preferences. Adding more vodka will not change the carb count, but each shot of vodka will add about 100 calories.
Full recipe: Keto Mudslides
#10 Low Carb Peach Long Island Iced Tea
This low-carb peach long island tea is refreshing, sweet, and perfect for a hot summer afternoon on the porch or by the pool. It’s easy to make and you’ll never guess it’s low-carb.
For this recipe, you’ll need: Peach Schnapps, vodka, bourbon, white rum, Mio Peach Water Enhancer, club soda, ice
Full recipe: Low Carb Peach Long Island Iced Tea
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