Most people think that being ketogenic would mean giving up on drinking alcohol. But just like all of our ketogenic recipes, staying keto does not mean saying goodbye to the good stuff you like.
Contrary to that, it’s about setting new variations to your recipes and improving it to suit your keto lifestyle.
Whether you are an alcohol novice or drink connoisseur, these keto-approved alcohol recipes are here to show you how to create the most intoxicating keto elixir you’ve ever had.
Margaritas are like the sweet, indulgent drink you’ll always go back to when you’re in need of some fun. You might be thinking, margaritas are loaded with sugar!
Yes, although, it’s partly right.
You see, traditional ingredients of margaritas include tequila, lime juice, and Grand Marnier or Cointreau (a brand of triple sec). While tequila and lime juice is low in carbs, those orange spirits aren’t.
The good news is, you can still have a strong margarita while staying in the keto diet!
View Recipe of Low Carb Strawberry Margarita
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Bottom line, it really depends on how you substitute your ingredients while keeping it to taste you like.
These recipes below will show you how to make sweet, low carbs and sugar margarita’s that will make you stay in touch with ketosis.
Not only are the names of vodka cocktails interesting and fun, but it will also give you that little kick you need.
If you’re up for a story-based drink that dates back to 1874, have a go for the low carb Tom Collins. Just for your hindsight sake, no, we’re not pranking you about this.
View Recipe of Low-Carb Tom Collins
Here’s one for shots lovers – Low-Carb Kamikaze Shot! This recipe is designed to substitute the sugar and carbs as your pregame before the big party.
View Recipe of Low-Carb and Sugar-Free Kamikaze Shot
If you’re a big fan of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City, you would know that her go-to drink is Cosmopolitan. Based on this recipe of a Low-Carb Cosmo, I think Carrie herself would approve of it.
View Recipe of Low-Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail
There is also the minty Moscow Mule! Most seasoned drinkers would say a Moscow Mule is not complete without drinking it from a copper mug. We’d like to add on to the fact that, a Moscow Mule is not completely satisfying without it being keto approved!
View Recipe of Low Carb Moscow Mule (Sugar Free)
And lastly, there’s the low carb Sex On The Beach. Well, need we say more? Just check it out already. *wink*
View Recipe of Low Carb Sex on the Beach Drink
Bring out the mojitos! These drinks are refreshing and sneaky. It hits you with a bang and next thing you know you’re the life of the party!
Fruity mojitos are always a challenge. However, with a little variation, you’ll have no problem drinking mojitos while being on ketogenic.
Daiquiris are the classic rum cocktail you can’t go wrong. Check out this Daiquiris recipe that will give you the best tasting Daiquiri you’ve ever had. It only has 3.6g of net carbs to almost none in one serving!
View Recipe of Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail
Taking it back to the 1950s and 60s, the keto Caribbean Rum Punch is a traditional combination of rum and fruits recipe was made popular in the West Indies. Have a go at this keto-approved recipe and let it reminds you of the good ol’ days where parties were wild and free.
View Recipe of Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch
Speaking of tropical, Pina Colada cocktails are definitely on top of the list! With some slight adjustments, you’ll be whisking yourself to the Bahamas while sipping your ketogenic Pina Colada. Yes, it’s that good.
View Recipe of Low-Carb Piña Colada Cocktail
Let’s throw an interesting choice in – Keto Hot Buttered Rum Mix! It’s not the refreshing alcoholic drink we’ve been talking about, but it’s the one that will soothe you during winter.
View Recipe of Keto Hot Buttered Rum Mix
Imagine having a hot mug of it with family and friends after dinner gatherings. The children get hot chocolate, you get a good hot buttered rum mix. Plus, its low carbs and sugar.
Other Keto Cocktails
Before you read on, we’d like to warn you that the following lists of cocktails are highly addictive. Please attempt at your own risk (and desire).
First on the list, peach long island iced tea. It’s a sneaky cocktail that goes down so smoothly that you might not even remember how much you’ve had.
View Recipe of Peach Long Island Tea
With that being said, this mix of vodka, white rum, and bourbon is a low carb, thirst-quencher you don’t want to miss.
Red Sangria comes next on the list. It’s cool, refreshing, and best of all, it has wine. However, Red Sangria is usually packed with carbs and sugar because of both the wine and fruit juices involved.
View Recipe of Low Carb Red Sangria
But don’t worry, this recipe will help you cut down the carbs and keep your tastebuds satisfied! Also, can we take a moment and appreciate how pretty the color is?
It would make the perfect drink to serve guests for nice, long evening talks in the garden.
Lastly, here’s a classic with a sweet twist – Vanilla Old Fashioned Cocktail. Bourbon mixed with a touch of vanilla, it’s the kind of drink you need (and should) have at the end of a long day. Just between us, it’s also good for the soul.
View Recipe of Vanilla Old Fashioned Cocktail
What’s Your Poison?
As you can see, it is possible to have a good time, stay keto, and drink on! Just with some minor tweaks, and you’re good to go.
Did you find your favorite poison in the above keto recipes? Share with us in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.
And just between us, your non-keto friends probably won’t notice the difference with these recipes!
You know what pairs well with alcohol? Snacks! And not just any snacks, but keto friendly snacks!
If you’re interested in learning more about the ketogenic diet, head on to our simple guide for keto beginners.