If you are practicing the keto diet, you can still enjoy your favorite drinks with these keto cocktails!
Practicing a low-carb diet might sound like you have to give up a lot of your favorite foods and drinks but you can keep all of these cocktails in your routine without missing them!
All it takes is a few simple changes to lower the amount of sugar in your drinks but you can still be a part of the party or celebration.
If anyone has doubts about the keto diet because they think you have to give up your favorite treats, hand them some of these drinks and their mind will be completely changed!
Did you know you can make classic drinks like a Margarita, Pina Colada, or a Whiskey Sour low carb?
If you want to have something new and fun, give a Blue Mermaid Vodka Granita a try.
These drinks are titled “sugar-free”, “low carb”, or “keto” but despite the different names, they can all fit into your diet plan.
Since all liquors are naturally carb-free, you have to be mindful of the juice or mixers you use for your cocktails.
The good news is that we have 23 cocktails for you to watch your carb count but still have fun and let loose!
1. Sparkling Summer Sangria
The secret to this delicious sangria is that it actually has no white wine in it!
Vodka and bourbon give your drink a nice kick while mandarin flavored seltzer water gives you bubbles without tons of carbs added in.
Make sure to use a granulated sugar substitute to keep everything low carb.
You only need four ingredients for this refreshing martini that has about two grams of net carbs per drink!
Any type of citrus-flavored vodka can be used but just be sure to check that it is unsweetened and leaves extra sugar out of the ingredients list.
Lemon-flavored sparkling water shaken up with everything makes this drink so invigorating and delicious.
Not only is this drink keto-approved but it is also sweet, smooth, and easy to make.
Rather than using sugar-filled coffee liqueur, you can use regular coffee and keto sweeteners.
Try to use either a powdered sweetener or a liquid alternative so that it dissolves well in your drink.
Even though fruit is high in natural sugars, you can still get a fruity beverage to sip on without sabotaging your diet.
Cranberry and peach-flavored vodka are mixed together with unflavored vodka and a sugar-free water enhancer.
Club soda or sugar-free soda can be used to give your drink some carbonation.
With a slice of fruit as a garnish, you get a beautiful beachy drink that has zero net carbs!
Margaritas are a favorite drink for many but after seeing how high the sugar content is in many of the pre-made mixes, you may want to stray away from that.
Fortunately, you can still enjoy this tasty beverage without all of the sugar added in!
Fresh lime and orange juice with Stevia, flavored sparkling water, and essential oils will lower your carb count by 16g bringing it down to only 10g for one drink!
6. Bloody Mary
Next time you host a keto-friendly brunch, whip up a few of these super easy cocktails for all to enjoy!
V8 has a great tomato juice that is packed with veggie goodness without adding in the carbs.
A shot of vodka and a shot of pickle juice gives a kick and some tang to your drink all while keeping your net carbs under four grams.
If you haven’t made a Bloody Mary before because it seemed difficult, you will want to try this recipe out!
All it takes is three ingredients shaken up together in a cocktail shaker and poured into your glasses.
Imagine an adult milkshake with a bit of a boozy touch without all of the sugar that comes in most milkshakes.
If it seems like an unattainable dream, I have great news for you!
With Torani’s sugar-free syrups, black coffee, and heavy whipping cream, you can bring out your inner child with this adult milkshake all while limiting how much sugar you take in.
This recipe can be sweet so feel free to start off light with your syrups and add in more if you feel like it needs it.
If you are in search of a refreshing and light summertime drink to sip on the poolside, you need to look no further!
This spritzer uses blackberry flavored sparkling water with fresh berries for natural sweetness as well as fresh lime juice and tequila for a fun bubbly drink you can feel good about!
This drink won’t kick you out of ketosis but will satisfy your thirst and sweet tooth.
9. Moscow Mule
Since vodka has zero carbs, you will want to make use of it in your keto cocktails.
Sugar-free ginger beer is also very easy to find at a lot of stores so you still can get the classic ginger spice added to your beverage.
Whether it is the holidays or a summer spent outside, this drink is perfect year-round.
Sparkling Ice is an amazing choice as a mixer for your keto drinks.
It is sugar-free and low in calories but still adds tons of flavor and some sparkle to your cocktails.
All you need to do is mix your flavored sparkling water with a great-tasting peach-flavored vodka, such as Ketel One, and you have a quick and refreshing cocktail with no sugar!
11. Whiskey Sour
Most whiskey sours have sugar added in but by switching out your sugar for an alternative sweetener you get your favorite whiskey cocktail with only four grams of carbs.
Lemon juice, water, and whiskey make an important appearance in both this drink and classic whiskey sour recipes but by simply substituting your sugar you get a low carb beverage with all of the taste of the original drink!
12. French 75
After cutting out sugar from your diet, you may find yourself noticing how overly sweet a lot of cocktails are.
Rather than a super sweet drink that is actually sugar-free, here is a crisp and tart cocktail that has no sugar included!
Instead of sugar, you can use an alternative sweetener but you only need a little bit to add to your champagne, gin, and lemon juice.
This fun cocktail is not only a beautiful baby blue color with a slushie texture, but it is also very low in sugar and carbs!
There is a little bit of pre-planning involved in making this since you need to let your cocktail mixture freeze for a bit but it is well worth it when you taste this tropical mixture.
It is full of blue raspberry, pineapple, and coconut flavors so if you are dreaming of a beach vacation that seems too far away, this drink can hold you over a bit until then.
14. Hot Buttered Rum
The holidays can be difficult for someone who is practicing the keto diet with all of the sweet treats and drinks being shared.
A hot drink that will warm you up with nearly no carbs will make the holidays a little bit easier!
Boiling your cocktail on the stove and adding in rum and a cinnamon stick gives you a warm drink that is full of holiday flavors so you won’t feel left out from everyone else drinking their holiday drinks!
15. Espresso Martini
While Espresso Martinis are a delicious drink they can be packed with sugar.
Three ingredients will give you a great alternative with only two grams of carbs.
Believe it or not, this is just as great as other martinis you may have tried, if not better since you leave out all the sugar!
Whether you are preparing this drink for yourself or as a punch for a group to share, everyone will love it, no matter if they are watching their carbs or not.
If you prefer for your drink to have tons of flavor besides just alcohol, this cocktail is great for you.
Since this has diet cranberry juice, diet ginger ale, soda water, and fresh lime or lemon wedges, the taste of the vodka will be hidden away so this will be easy to sip on.
Most Lime Rickeys are already low in sugar but by adding sugar-free raspberry syrup, you get some extra flavor without packing in sugar.
Muddling together limes and mint leaves makes this look like a luxe drink even though it takes no time at all to prepare!
18. Tequila Sunrise
Keeping alcohol in your diet while practicing keto means that you will need to take advantage of liquor since they have no carbs in them.
Straight liquor is very tough to drink so adding in some sugar-free sweeteners makes it a much better experience to drink while helping you stick to your diet.
Liquid sweetener, flavored water drops, and sugar-free juice make this beautiful cocktail that has only four grams of carbs!
19. Black Beauty
If you are tired of vodka sodas as your drink of choice while on a low-carb diet, you can add tons of flavor by turning it into this Black Beauty cocktail.
Ground black pepper may seem like an unusual addition to a cocktail but it adds the right kick to go with the blackberry and fresh mint leaves.
20. French Martini
Chambord turns your martini into a French martini and is the only source of carbs in this cocktail!
To lower the sugar level even further, you can opt for a sugar-free raspberry syrup instead.
Sugar-free pineapple syrup, cold water, and vodka are also key ingredients in this luxurious drink.
21. Pina Colada
La Croix blended with coconut milk, ice, and some sweetener is a great way for this beachy drink to become keto-friendly.
The process to make this incredibly easy, too.
All you do is toss everything into a blender and pour it into a glass once it has reached a nice consistency.
Make your own keto simple syrup for this Mojito (and plenty of other cocktails) by boiling together water, sweetener, and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Mix your homemade simple syrup with vodka, soda water, and some muddled lime and mint for a refreshing drink perfect for special occasions!
23. Mai Tai
After taking a sip of this cocktail, you will be shocked to learn that it has zero carbs in it!
It is so full of flavor from a few different types of sugar-free syrups, lime juice, and both white and spiced rum.
For a picturesque cocktail, you can pour some soda water on top of your concoction but not mix it so it stays separated out into layers.
The bottom line
Enjoying drinks while on a keto diet may mean giving up some options such as beer or wine but you still have tons of flavorful options.
Cutting carbs does not mean you have to cut taste!
Looking for more keto options, we’ve compiled lists of 27 Damn Good Keto Snacks, 30 Mind-Blowing Keto Casseroles, 30 BEST Keto Side Dishes, 27 Keto Air Fryer Recipes, and much more that you should definitely check out.
Top 23 BEST Keto Cocktails 🍸
We have 23 easy keto cocktails for you to watch your carb count but still have fun and let loose!
- Sparkling Summer Sangria
- Lemon Drop Martini
- White Russian
- Sex On The Beach
- Bloody Mary
- Frozen Mudslide
- Sparkling Blackberry Spritzer
- Moscow Mule
- Sparkling Peach Cocktail
- Whiskey Sour
- French 75
- Blue Mermaid Vodka Granita
- Hot Buttered Rum
- Espresso Martini
- Cranberry Vodka Spritz
- Skinny Raspberry Lime Rickey
- Tequila Sunrise
- Black Beauty
- French Martini
- Pina Colada
- Mai Tai
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