While many people tend to steer clear of mixed drinks while abiding by the rules of keto living, you don’t have to give them up altogether.
Below is a list of the eight best keto-friendly alcoholic mixed drinks and instructions on how to make these low-carb cocktails yourself.
All recipes below include alcoholic drink mixes that are simple to create from your very own kitchen.
Are you looking for a fun, low-carb cocktail recipe that is perfect for those summer days? Try this great sugar-free Sex on the Beach keto-friendly mixed drink.
- Single squirt Mio Energy Tropical Fusion Water Enhancer
- 1/2 oz peach vodka
- 1/2 oz cranberry vodka
- 1/2 oz vodka
- 6 oz Club Soda or sugar-free 7-Up
Mix all three vodka flavors and add the Mio in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a glass. Top it off with the Club Soda or 7-Up and garnish with lime or strawberries – whichever you prefer.
For all you wine lovers living on a ketogenic diet, here is a great red wine berry spritzer you can enjoy without feeling guilty or going out of ketosis.
- 1 part red wine
- 2 parts La Croix Mixed Berry Sparkling Water
- Frozen berries of your choice (raspberries or blueberries work best)
Smash the frozen berries with a spoon and place them at the bottom of your glass. Add the ice, wine, and sparkling water on top of the fruit and stir.
3. Keto Hot Chocolate (with a little rum)
Are you looking for a tasty way to cozy up by the fire this winter? Try some keto-inspired spiked hot chocolate to treat yourself while on a low-carb diet.
- ½ c. of cocoa powder
- ½ c. of powdered coconut milk
- 1 c. of granular keto sweetener
- ¼ tsp salt
- Rum of your choice
Mix the first four ingredients thoroughly, then pour them into a cup with 10oz of hot water. Stir vigorously until the mixture dissolves completely, then add a shot of your favorite rum.
4. Keto Eggnog (with a little whisky)
You don’t have to miss out on your favorite holiday beverage just because you’ve gone keto! Here is a fantastic keto eggnog recipe mixed with a bit of whisky to warm you up.
- ¼ c. of confectioners Swerve
- 5 egg yolks
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 c. of unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ c. of heavy cream
- ½ tsp liquid Stevia sugar substitute
- Whisky of your choice
Start by whisking the egg yolks with the Swerve sugar substitute until frothy, then set the bowl aside. Next, bring the almond milk, cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a boil, stirring regularly.
Once boiling, remove the mixture from heat and add half of the milk mixture, cream, and spices to the eggs, stirring until smooth. Pour it all back into the pot on medium heat, still mixing vigorously.
After whisking the mixture for 7 minutes, remove the pot from the heat, add the stevia and extract to the batch, and pour it through a sifter to remove any leftover chunks.
Lastly, add a shot of your favorite whisky, completing the keto drink recipe.
There is nothing like a sweet strawberry daiquiri on a hot summer day. Here is a low-carb way to enjoy this extremely popular drink.
- Ice cubes
- 2 tbsp light rum
- 6 fresh strawberries
- 1 tsp lime juice
- ¼ tsp orange extract
In a blender, combine strawberries, lime juice, light rum, and orange extract. Blend until the mixture is smooth, then serve over ice.
Looking to put a little pep in your step? Drinking this minty mojito keto cocktail is a great way to indulge while sticking to your net carb limit for the day.
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 3 fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- ½ oz white rum
- ½ c. sparkling water
Using a spoon, mash the mint leaves into the bottom of your glass, then add the lime juice and white rum to the glass, pouring it over a large amount of ice. Fill the glass the rest of the way with the sparkling water and enjoy.
Lemon drop cocktails are tangy yet tasty, as well as an amazing option for anyone trying to avoid added sugars.
- ¼ c. vodka
- 2 tbsp sugar-free lemon syrup
- Lemon juice from half a lemon
- Zero-calorie sweetener (lining the glass rim)
Line the rim of the glass with your zero-calorie sweetener, then pour the vodka, fresh lemon juice, lemon syrup, and ice into a shaker. Give it a good shake, then pour the mixture into the glass and enjoy.
Who says you can’t enjoy a delicious sangria while counting your carbs? Try this fabulous red sangria wine cocktail while relaxing after a long day.
- 25 oz red dry wine
- 3 tsp zero-calorie sweetener
- 1 tsp zero-calorie berry liquid water enhancer
- 3 oz brandy
- 16 oz Club Soda
Add all of the above ingredients into a large pitcher and stir well. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
You don’t have to be the one missing out on a great time at the next girl’s night out or while gathered around the campfire (because you don’t like the taste of beer.) Try any of the recipes above and relax while still complying with keto.