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Having a nice drink every once in a while isn’t such a bad thing and shouldn’t be a crime against nature or your diet. But can you really enjoy cocktails and other forms of alcohol on a low carb ketogenic diet?
Well, yes and no. Yes because there are certain low carb alcoholic drinks you can enjoy without necessarily falling off ketosis. And no because not all drinks are keto-friendly and some should best be avoided as well.
Also, there are some important things to note as well about alcohol on keto such as your tolerance, how it affects your weight loss in general and more.
To find out how exactly alcohol can affect you on a low carb keto diet, check out our complete guide to alcohol on keto. I highly recommend it.
Now that that’s settled, sometimes you’ll want a nice drink every once in a while, or maybe for celebrations and what not. You certainly don’t have to miss out on all the fun when things like this come around.
Here are 14 of the best keto cocktail recipes that taste great and will help you get the party started.
14 Keto Cocktails
1) The Best Skinny Margarita
Just because you’re on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a margarita. This one is so easy, plus, it’s not loaded with artificial sugar like the regular margaritas. Yet it tastes just as great thanks to the low carb sweetener substitute used.
You don’t need any special kind of skills to pull this off and if you were to serve this to your friends as well, they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Each serving of these contains only 0.9g of net carbs.
2) Vodka Mojito
You don’t need to be a sage in the art of mixing to pull this off. This low carb vodka mojito is the perfect keto cocktail for you to enjoy those nights without needing to cheat on your diet or fall off ketosis.
A serving of this contains only 2g net carbs and is sure to help you have the fun you want.
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3) Keto Bloody Mary Cocktail
Yep, you can enjoy a bloody mary even on a keto diet. This delicious keto cocktail is rich in all the right flavours that you would love and yet still manages to keep it all keto-friendly.
This is perfect for whenever you have friends over or when you want to unwind a little. A serving of this contains only 6g of net carbs which is pretty great as well.
4) Sugar Free Coffee Liqueur
When the holidays come around, you’ll want to try this wonderful sugar-free coffee liqueur. Made with coffee, vodka and low carb sweeteners, you just can’t go wrong with these.
It makes a wonderful addition to low carb cocktails and is pretty easy to make. And all this goodness comes at only 1.6g of net carbs per serving.
5) Low-Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail
This easy cosmopolitan cocktail is low carb and as great if not better, than its high carb counterpart. Just make a few swaps and you’re good to go. You won’t even notice the difference. A serving of this contains only 1g net carbs.
6) Low Carb Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos
Berries always make a nice addition when it comes to cocktails and that’s good news for keto dieters. This low carb strawberry lemonade mojitos use a strawberry lemonade mix which gives it a great taste while keeping things low carb.
What’s even better is that it contains next no nothing carbs per serving. Yep. 0g net carbs.
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7) Keto Coquito Cocktail
Coquito is basically a Puerto Rican eggnog. It combines coconut, a rum based drink as well as other ingredients that give it a nice flavour and taste. The regular eggnog is higher in carbs, but this low carb version definitely nails it.
It tastes just as great and is perfect for the holidays as well. A serving of this contains only about 4g of net carbs.
8) Hot Buttered Rum
When it’s the holiday season and the cold seems to be trying to prove a point, having a nice cup of hot buttered rum seems to sure make everything better.
The regular hot buttered rum is loaded with sugar but this delicious keto-friendly version has all the buttery-ness, delicious taste, and satisfying feel but without the guilt.
Thanks to the low carb sweeteners used, it’s a perfect keto cocktail that anyone would love.
9) Low-Carb Raspberry & Blackberry Mojito Cocktails
Double the berries, double the fun. These keto mojitos add in raspberries and blackberries which gives the cocktails a real nice taste.
You can choose between blueberries and raspberries or even combine both or experiment with your favourite berries. A serving of this only adds up to about 4g of net carbs.
10) Low Carb Arctic Mule
This keto cocktail combines fruit flavoured vodka with sugar-free syrup and sugar-free ginger beer to create something magical. The icy blue colour makes it perfect for the winters and cold days.
11) Keto Piña Colada
Just because pineapples are not allowed on keto, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a tasty Piña Colada like this. This keto cocktail uses a mixture of light and dark rum, heavy cream and a pineapple coconut water enhancer.
It tastes just as great and comes out at less than 1g of net carbs per serving.
12) Skinny Raspberry Lime Rickey
This delicious low carb cocktail combines lime, raspberry syrup, gin and mint leaves to create this cool refreshing delight. It tastes great and contains only 4g of net carbs. You can’t go wrong with these.
13) Keto Irish Cream
This is just like baileys, but way more healthy and keto friendly. This keto Irish cream uses heavy cream, Irish whiskey, cocoa powder, low carb sweetener and more to create a nice tasty delight you will be proud of.
It’s really easy to make and delivers only 1g of net carbs per serving.
14) Citrus White Rum Keto Cocktail
You don’t have to miss the citrus when you go keto. This citrus white rum has all the nutritional and tasty goodness of oranges, but without the carbs that’ll throw you off ketosis. All thanks to the lifesaving orange extract.
A serving of this contains only 0.7g net carbs per serving, which is less than a gram. Pretty awesome.
So whenever you want to unwind, have some fun or just chill, these keto cocktails have got your back. You can enjoy them and still remain in ketosis. Remember to drink responsibly. Enjoy.