Did you know you can have cocktails on the Keto Diet? It is possible to drink on a keto diet. Can you drink anything you want? The truth is NO.
There are some guidelines that should be followed when drinking and trying to stay in ketosis. Don’t worry they are scary or totally impossible to follow. It’s all about making better choices when you would like to unwind and have a couple cocktails.
Some Quick Do’s & Don’ts of Drinking Alcohol on the Keto Diet
- Hard Liquor (Clear)
- Vodka: Look for straight vodka or flavored that don’t have added syrups or other sugars
- Tequila: if its not flavored or has any extra sugars added
- Whiskey, scotch, or bourbon: Even though these are dark liquors, they’re still zero carb and therefore keto-friendly
- Rum: You’ll get a richer flavor the darker it looks, but all forms are zero carb unless they’ve been flavored
- Gin: Look out for flavored gins or those made with mixers in cocktails, as they have added carbs
- Cognac & Brandy: Good to Go!
- Low Carb Wine & Beer
- Cute Sugary Drinks
- Full Carb Wine & Beer: Wine (especially sweet wines) and beer can be a dangerous drink for those going keto because the process leaves it rich in carbohydrates, which can stop or slow ketosis
- Basically, anything that tastes sweet is best avoided because it likely contains a lot of added sugar and carbs
For more precise info about alcohol on the keto diet check this article out from Perfect Keto.
Since you are on the keto diet to change your lifestyle, these drinks will allow you to have a good time drinking with your friends while keeping everything keto friendly. These cocktail recipes is that you aren’t going to feel as though you’re missing out on anything and that’s seriously the best part.
Here’s 11 Keto Diet Cocktails You’ll Love!
Let’s Make Some Drinks!
1. Cucumber Mojitos
Found from Peace Love and Low Carb
This cucumber mojito is a light and refreshing cocktail perfect for the summer heat. Like a traditional mojito this cocktail has fresh lime and mint with a hint of cucumber!
2. Low Carb Margaritas
Found from All Day I Dream About Food
If you love margaritas but are worried about drinking a ton of sugar then this is perfect for you. Made with fresh lime juice, tequila and a touch of orange extract for real margarita flavour without the extra carbs. How perfect is that?!
3. Grapefruit Ginger Fizz
Found from My Life Cookbook
Not enough people use grapefruits and this is the perfect way to start. Using fresh grapefruit juice coupled with spicy ginger for a crisp cocktail. This grapefruit ginger fizz also tastes great with either vodka or gin,so feel free to mix it up!
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4. Frozen Blueberry Mojito
Found from Joy Filled Eats
When the summer heat is knocking at your door it’s nice to have a frozen drink and this blueberry mojito is perfect. This low carb cocktail only uses the sugar from the fresh blueberries so you know you will never be out of ketosis with this yummy drink!
5. Spiked Strawberry Spritzer
Found from Sunny Sweet Days
This low carb Spiked Strawberry Spritzer is a refreshing drink is the best to serve for a Keto happy Hour! This naturally sweetened cocktail adds just the right about of bubbles and fruity flavor to an otherwise lackluster drink.
6. Low Carb Hibiscus Tea
Found from Delicious Table
Hibiscus tea is what makes the pretty pink color. It also has many health benefits like relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, calming to the digestive and immune system and helps with inflammation. So it is All GOOD stuff in the delicious Keto cocktail!
7. Low Carb Sparkling White Sangria
Found from I Breathe I’m Hungry
This is the perfect low carb summer sangria that you must try! This recipes uses a mix of bourbon and vodka that marinates over fresh summer fruit to develop all the flavor you want!
8. Vanilla Old Fashioned
Found from Lowcarb-ology
Since I tend to bake with alot of vanilla extract and especially vanilla beans I jumped up and down for this awesome cocktail. This vanilla old-fashioned has the perfect balance between sweet and tangy with the bright orange flavor!
9. Low Carb Tom Collins
Found from Very Well Fit
A traditional Tom Collins is loaded with a ton of sugar from premade mixers. This is a very simple recipe that anyone can make. If you’re not a fan of gin then it’s perfectly fine to use vodka.
10. Kamikaze Shot
Found from Ketogasm
Kamikaze shots are usually made with sugary syrup and triple sec which comes to well over 50 grams of net carbs so it’s amazing to have access to this sugar free Kamikaze Shot recipe. The best part is that you can’t even tell this is a healthy, “diet” cocktail, it tastes just like the ones your favorite bartender would serve up but without all the carbs.
11. Spicy Low Carb Margarita
Found from Keto Diet App
Margaritas are typically a sweet cocktail and when you order them out you find that they are overly sweet, and packed with a lot sweet and sour mix. This Keto Spicy Margarita is the perfect ratio of sour to sweet with the little help of tart lime juice and a little spicy from the fresh jalapeno. If you want it spicier double the jalapeno and let it sit longer before serving. The longer the jalapeno sits the spicer it becomes.
Bonus: Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini
Found from With Salt and Wit
This is a killer lemon drop cocktail! This sparkling lemon drop martini is much more than a shake and a stir! All you need is fresh lemon juice, vodka and topped with sparkling water make this drink tart, sweet and easy to drink!
So when you want to drink on a ketogenic diet, you want to have something that is going to keep you in ketosis. Just because you’re watching your carbs doesn’t mean you can’t have a good drink every once in a while. These 11 keto cocktails will do just that!
It’s Time for Happy Hour!
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