Drinking alcohol on a ketogenic diet is not impossible, but it takes a lot of understanding and planning ahead of time to enjoy what you want the most. Below are some great recipes that will help you make the perfect keto cocktail!
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet that uses fat, instead of carbohydrates, for energy (the scientific term is ketosis). And it’s strict on the carbs — allowing about 30 grams per day, which is the number of carbs you’d find in just two slices of white bread.
This keto mojito by Moscato Mom is under 4 carbs and has vodka, fresh mint, and lime juice on the ingredient list. It's just the kick you need on a hot, lazy afternoon.
RASPBERRY LOW-CARB SANGRIA:
There’s nothing like a pitcher of sangria. Joy Filled Eats relies on raspberry tea as the secret ingredient for this version, which only takes 5 minutes to make and has only 5 net carbs per glass!
SKINNY FROZEN MARGARITA:
This keto-friendly and paleo-approved frozen margarita tastes as good as it looks. Gnom-Gnom's recipe calls for a blender and a lot of ice to give this cocktail its frothy, almost creamy texture.
It doesn’t need to be warm outside to have this special drink (although it would help). This fruity, boozy cocktail is originally made with tropical fruit juice and rum, but try this keto version made with both white and dark rum, lime juice, and fruit punch water enhancer from Lowcarb-ology. Pus it only has 2.4 grams of carbs!
KETO LEMON DROP COCKTAIL:
Fit Views' keto lemon drop is super refreshing and makes a tasty spiked lemonade for your next barbecue. Plus, it only has one carb gram.
KETO BLOODY MARY:
The classic bloody mary has gone keto thanks to this recipe from I Breathe I’m Hungry, which contains 6 grams of carbs.