Get Your Drinks On With These Keto-Friendly Cocktails

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Liquor can ruin ketosis unless you know the right drinks to order or make at home. Check out these keto friendly cocktails, beers, and wines. Then keep reading for some tips to keep in mind when you’re partaking in the good stuff. Bottoms up, have fun, and enjoy responsibly!


1. Vodka + seltzer + lemon

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a classic vodka drink

It’s a classic vodka drink. Start with one shot of vodka, 4oz. of plain clear seltzer, and top it off with a squeeze of a lemon for a fresh citrus flavor.

Alcohol: 13.9g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 97 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.65g (0.2g fiber, 0.2g sugar) | Protein: 0g


2. Tequila + lime seltzer + sugar-free sweetener

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a margarita

It’s a total fakeout margarita! Stir together one shot tequila and 4oz. lime flavored seltzer with a quick shot of sugar-free sweetener — instant marg without the heavy dose of sugar! Feel free to salt the rim of your glass for an authentic feel.

Alcohol: 17g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 104 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Hip Tip: It’s worth noting that adding sugar-free sweetener will slightly increase calorie count based on your preferred sweetener’s nutritional information. Check out some of our favorites here!


3. Tequila + grapefruit seltzer + sugar-free sweetener + lemon

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a paloma

This is for the Paloma fans. Another commonly sugar-filled drink can be reworked without all the carbs. Following the steps as the margarita — take one part tequila, 4 parts grapefruit seltzer, a dash of sweetener, and a squeeze of lemon.

Alcohol: 17g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 104 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.65g (0.2g fiber, 0.2g sugar) | Protein: 0g


4. Gin + lime seltzer + mint + sugar-free sweetener

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a gin mojito

When you need a refreshing drink to cool you down, look no further than this keto version of a mojito. Made with gin to help emphasize the lime essence and mint for the ultimate freshness, you may not even need to add the sweetener (though it’s totally fine if you do!). Muddle together the sweetener and a few mint leaves, then pour in one shot of gin and 4oz. or lime seltzer and stir.

Alcohol: 15.7g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 110 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.5g (0.4g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0.2g


5. Prosecco + lemon seltzer + lemon + lime

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a prosecco spritzer

There’s nothing like a summer spritzer! With equal parts prosecco and lemon or lime seltzer, you’ve got a bright, fizzy drink that won’t make your mind too fuzzy. Top with lemon and lime for both flare and flavor!

Alcohol: 11.6g
Serving: 8 fl oz. | Calories: 88 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.7g (0.3g fiber, 0.3g sugar) | Protein: 0g


6. White rum + diet cola + lime

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a rum and coke

It’s a low carb Cuba Libre! Choose white rum over dark to avoid the sugars that come with the caramel coloring. Mix one shot rum with 4oz. of diet cola for all the same great cola flavors without the carbs!

Alcohol: 13.9g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 97 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.4g (0.1g fiber, 0.1g sugar) | Protein: 0g


7. White rum + diet ginger beer + lemon

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — ingredients for a dark and stormy

A sugar-free dark and stormy that will make you feel light and airy? Yes, thanks! While ginger beer is typically sugar-laden, you can find some diet versions made with sugar-free sweetener. All it takes it one shot of rum, 4oz. ginger beer, and a lime wedge to finish it off.

Hip Tip: Grab your copper mugs and swap out the rum for vodka to make a keto Moscow Mule.

Alcohol: 13.9g
Serving: 5.5 fl oz. | Calories: 97 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.4g (0.1g fiber, 0.1g sugar) | Protein: 0g


8. Keto-Friendly Beers

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — light beer

Budweiser Select
Alcohol: 6.5g
Serving: 12 fl oz. | Calories: 55 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 1.9g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0.5g

Miller Genuine Draft (MGD 64)
Alcohol: 7.5g
Serving: 12 fl oz. | Calories: 64 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.4g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0.5g

Michelob Ultra
Alcohol: 11.7g
Serving: 12 fl oz. | Calories: 95 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.6g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0.6g

Corona Premier
Alcohol: 11g
Serving: 12 fl oz. | Calories: 90 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.6g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0.7g


9. Keto-Friendly Wines

keto friendly cocktails and drinks — white and red wines

Riesling
Alcohol: 13.9g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 105 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Prosecco
Alcohol: 14.5g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 110 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.1g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Brut Champagne
Alcohol: 14.9g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 115 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.6g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.5g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 110 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.2g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 15.2g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 110 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.9g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Red Zinfindel
Alcohol: 15.8g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 115 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 0.9g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g

Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 15.1g
Serving: 5 fl oz. | Calories: 114 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 2.1g (0g fiber, 0g sugar) | Protein: 0g


A few things to keep in mind:

1. On keto, your body burns alcohol for fuel before anything else, so drink in moderation to prevent weight loss stalls.
2. Most keto dieters require much less alcohol to become intoxicated, so use caution.
3. Alcohol is a depressant which also tends to lower inhibitions (like mindless snacking of higher carb items).
4. Eat a healthy keto meal before consuming alcohol to help offset its effects.

And remember, though these drinks are totally keto friendly, be sure to enjoy responsibly! 🥂


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