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Keto Cocktails

I’m not a huge drinker but every so often I enjoy having a cocktail or a cold beer. Summer weekends are filled with hard work, barbecues and ice cold drinks.

After starting my Keto Journey, I initially stayed away from alcohol all together. Water and my Keto supplement drink was where my focus was at. Now that I’m into my second month and warmer weather is upon us, it was time to come up with a few fun ideas for Keto friendly cocktails. Specifically, ones that did NOT contain diet soda.

Blackberry & Lime with Whiskey

  • 1 shot Whiskey ( I used Seagram’s 7)
  • 1 can LaCroix Lemon or Lime
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 handful of frozen Blackberries
  • Ice Cubes

Blend the whiskey, 1/2 can of LaCroix Sparkling Water with 4 ice cubes and the blackberries. Add a good squeeze of lime juice. If you feel you need sweetener, you can add some Stevia or Stevia/Erythritol blend. I simply used 1/2 tsp of my Ketogenix PRIME Lemon Twist. Pour into a glass over additional ice, garnish with a slice of lime and a whole blackberry. You could really use any Keto friendly fruit you want with this. Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries…they’d all taste like a dream!

Strawberry Margarita

  • 1 shot of Tequila
  • 4 small Strawberries
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp Ketogenix PRIME, in Lemon Twist (can substitute 1/2 tsp Stevia/Erythritol sweetener)
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon or Lime Juice

Blend until smooth or if you prefer, serve on the rocks. If you like to rim your glass with salt, choose a fine textured Pink Himalayan Salt – it’s great for the added minerals.

Classic Margarita

  • 1 shot of Tequila
  • 1-2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp Ketogenix PRIME, in Lemon Twist (can substitute 1/2 tsp Stevia/Erythritol sweetener)

Blend until smooth or if you prefer, serve on the rocks with a slice of lime.

Vermouth With A Twist

  • 1 shot of Dry Vermouth

Dress with your choice of fruit. Sliced strawberries, lemon/lime wedge, mashed black berries or blue berries, sprig of fresh mint or basil. Serve on the rocks.

Refreshing Spiked Water

  • 1 Can LaCroix Sparkling Water (use any flavor you wish, I enjoy coconut!)
  • 1 shot Vodka
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp powdered Stevia/Erythritol sweetener or use the liquid version

Serve over ice and dress with your choice of fruit such as a lemon/lime wedge and a spring of fresh mint.

Bloody Mary or Loaded Caesar

  • 1 can (5oz) of V8 or Clamato [approx 7g Carbs]
  • 1 shot Vodka
  • 1 Tbsp olive or pickle juice
  • Dash of Celery Salt

Serve over plenty of ice, add various keto friendly dressings such as olives, pickles, celery, a slice of crispy bacon, hot sauce, Brenarsky’s Sauce or skewered cheeses. Pay close attention to the carb count on your dressings and additions, for instance, Worcestershire sauce typically is 1g per tsp.

Gingery Pseudo Mule

  • 1 Can LaCroix Sparkling Water (lemon or lime)
  • 1 shot Vodka, Bourbon or a smooth Whiskey
  • 1 slice of muddled fresh Ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Stevia/Erythritol Sweetener or liquid Stevia
  • 1 splash of Lime Juice

Serve over ice and garnish with a fresh lime slice. This drink gives you enough flavor to be reminiscent of a Moscow Mule. Diet Ginger Beer can also be used instead of sparkling water but just pay attention to the type of sweetener used in the beer.

Orange Cream Dream

  • 1 cup water or Orange LaCroix Sparkling Water
  • 1/2 scoop Ketogenix PRIME in Orange Blast
  • 1-2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 shot Vodka

You can do this cocktail blended with ice or on the rocks. It’s perfect for catching a few rays out on the deck!

As with any carbohydrate you choose to consume while eating Keto, you just have to account for it – the same goes for alcoholic drinks. All in all, many of these cocktails stay well below 10g of carbs as long as you don’t overload them with fruit, added sweeteners or fixin’s.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and add plenty of ice to your alcoholic creations so you are still hydrating your body appropriately. And remember, while eating Keto alcohol tolerances reduce dramatically.

If it’s beer you are after, you can do some research for a few low carb options that exist. For the most part, light beers are not necessarily considered low carb. Once again, I have to thank a friend who introduced me to Michelob ULTRA. I can now enjoy a beer every so often with only 2.6g of carbs (12 fl oz) added to my daily count.

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