If you love happy hour, you’ll be pleased to know that you can enjoy low-carb cocktails on the keto diet. I’ve gathered a list of 21 keto mixed drinks that you can enjoy while on the keto diet.
The Best Keto Drinks
It goes without saying that the best beverage to drink on the keto diet is water. Water is super hydrating, makes you feel energized, and can help you lose weight.
That said, moderation is key. Make sure to keep your health and weight-loss goals in mind when deciding how much to drink or how often. Drinking alcohol to excess won’t help you lose weight any faster!
Alcohol on the Keto Diet
You may be wondering, is it okay to drink alcohol on the keto diet? In short, yes — as long as you drink in moderation. Having one or two keto-friendly drinks won’t kick you out of ketosis.
But, you need to know what types of alcoholic drinks are keto-compliant, and what types of drinks to avoid on the keto diet.
Best Types of Alcohol for the Keto Diet
Some alcoholic drinks can fit into a healthy keto diet, while some contain way too much sugar. In short:
- Pure spirits like vodka and whiskey contain zero carbs.
- Wine is much lower in carbs than beer.
- Watch out for sugar in juices, sodas, and other drink mixers.
For a complete guide to alcohol on the keto diet, check out this post: Keto Alcohol Guide
21 Cocktails for the Keto Diet
1. Keto Mojito
A classic cocktail made with fresh mint and lime juice. Sweeten this monitor with a Keto-friendly sugar substitute like Swerve.
Find the recipe for Keto Mojitos from Tasteaholics
2. Sex on the beach
This Keto mixed drink is a fruity, sweet cocktail with the flavors of tropical fruit, cranberry, and peach.
Find the recipe for Sex on the Beach from Lowcarb-ology
3. Strawberry lemonade Mojitos
Here’s a super simple recipe for a refreshing cocktail with the flavors of strawberry and lemon. It’s made with rum, strawberry lemonade drink mix, fresh mint, and strawberries.
Find the recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos from I Breathe I’m Hungry
4. Keto Hurricanes
A hurricane a fruity, boozy cocktail make with tropical fruit juice and rum. Try this keto version made with both white and dark rum, lime juice, and fruit punch water enhancer.
Find the recipe for Keto Hurricanes from Lowcarb-ology
5. Spicy Margaritas
Margaritas are typically very sweet, and made with a pre-packaged sweet and sour mix. This keto version is made with tart lime juice and a simple syrup made with water and Swerve sweetener. Jalapeno slices optional!
Find the recipe for Spicy Margaritas from Keto Diet App
6. Moscow Mules
Moscow Mules are traditionally made with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Yum! Make your version low carb with a concentrated sugar-free ginger syrup and diet ginger ale.
Find the recipe for Moscow Mules from I Breathe I’m Hungry
7. Kamikaze Shots
Here’s a super simple 3-ingredient keto shot recipe to get the party started. Traditional kamikaze shots are full of sugar, but this one has only 3 net carbs!
Find the recipe for Kamikaze shots from Ketogasm
8. Red Wine Berry Spritzers
If you’re looking a low-calorie spin on your favorite red wine, try this red wine and berry spritzer made with berry-flavored seltzer water. Go ahead and through some frozen berries in for good measure!
Find the recipe for Red Wine Berry Spritzers from Aggie’s Kitchen
9. White Wine Spritzers
Here’s a refreshing low-alcohol cocktail made with white wine, and lemon soda. Perfect to sip on a hot summer day.
Find the recipe for White Wine Spritzers from Step Away from the Carbs
10. Lemon Drop Martinis
This sparkling lemon drop martini looks so refreshing! It’s made with fresh lemon juice, vodka and topped with sparkling water. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something tart, sweet, and easy to drink!
Find the recipe for Lemon Drop Martinis from With Salt and Wit
11. Vanilla Old-Fashioned
A sweet twist on a classic cocktail. This recipe calls for a good quality bourbon and a vanilla bean — giving it a little sweetness and a delicate vanilla flavor.
Find the recipe for Vanilla Old Fashioneds from Lowcarb-ology
12. Strawberry Daiquiris
Here’s a classic strawberry daiquiri made low-carb. To make one, blend strawberries, ice, some keto sweetener, and a drop of orange extract.
Find the recipe for Strawberry Daiquiris from Step Away from the Carbs
13. Pina Coladas
Finding a recipe for low carb Pina Coladas can be a challenge, but this recipe delivers! It’s made with heavy cream, ice, and pineapple-coconut water enhancer.
Find the recipe for Pina Coladas from Tasty Low Carb
14. Vanilla Latte Martinis
Here’s a low-carb cocktail made with homemade Kahlua, vanilla vodka, and a splash of heavy cream. It’s so delicious, and rich enough for dessert!
Find the recipe for Vanilla Latte Martinis from All Day I Dream About Food
15. Mulled Wine
This festive winter cocktail is made with dry red wine and flavored with orange, cranberry, clove, and cinnamon. Perfect for the holidays!
Find the recipe for Mulled Wine from Keto Diet App
16. Frozen Blueberry Mojitos
With or without the rum, this frozen blueberry mojito is delicious! Nothing says summer like a frozen cocktail!
Find the recipe for Frozen Blueberry Mojitos from Joy Filled Eats
17. Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail
Here’s a festive, sweet, dessert cocktail made with vodka, cream, sugar-free peppermint syrup, and sugar-free chocolate syrup.
Find the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Cocktails from Step Away from the Carbs
18. Spiked Strawberry Spritzers
If you are looking for a fruity, refreshing, and fizzy keto drink, try this spiked strawberry spritzer recipe made with vodka and seltzer.
Find the recipe for Spiked Strawberry Spritzers from Sunny Sweet Days
19. Bloody Mary
Looking for a brunch cocktail? Try this spicy, tangy, low-carb bloody mary! It’s made with vegetable juice, horseradish, and black pepper.
Find the recipe for Bloody Marys from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Just like a chocolate milkshake! Made with coconut cream, heavy cream, vodka, and a chocolate drizzle.
Find the recipe for Keto Mudslides from Dr. Davinah’s Eats
21. Dark and Stormy
Every bit as delicious as the original high-carb version. This keto cocktail is made with lime juice, good dark rum, and sugar free ginger-beer.
Find the recipe for Dark and Stormy cocktails from Lowcarb-ology
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Do you have a favorite keto cocktail? Leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to add to this list!