Have you ever wondered what cocktails you can enjoy while on keto? If so, we're here to share our favorites with you! Not all alcohol is low-carb, but if you follow the recipes in this list, you'll be able to sip on a delicious and flavorful cocktail and happily remain in ketosis.
We can't think of anything much better than enjoying a delicious and refreshing cocktail surrounded by friends and family. Whether you're a wine drinker, tequila-lover, or prefer vodka-based drinks, in this list, you're sure to find some new cocktail recipes to love!
There are so many delicious and keto-friendly cocktail recipes out there and this list includes our favorites. If you're looking for something fresh and minty, try a Keto Mojito! If you'd prefer something fruity, blend up some Low-Carb Tropical Blueberry Cocktails!
No matter what you're craving, we're confident you'll find a tasty, refreshing, and low-carb cocktail recipe to keep on hand for parties, gatherings, and even just when you want to sip on something fun during mealtime.
Drinking Alcohol on Keto
You can absolutely indulge in the best keto cocktails when following a ketogenic diet; though, it is important to note that drinking alcoholic beverages while on a keto diet will disrupt your body's metabolism and can deplete you of essential electrolytes, so be sure to track your macros AND keep yourself hydrated.
The alcohol that is lowest in carbs is what is recommended if you follow a ketogenic diet. Hard liquor like vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey, and gin are all completely free from any carb content and would be a perfect option for a low-carb diet.
If you prefer wine, stick to red wine, like pinot noir or merlot, or white wine, like pinot grigio or cabernet sauvignon—and, if you're looking to celebrate with something bubbly, champagne is totally keto-friendly, too!
Enjoy These Keto Mixed Drinks
Serve up a glass or two of these low-carb cocktails this weekend and you'll be the talk of the party! Even when you follow keto, there's no sense in missing out on your favorite drinks alongside the people you care about most.
Have fun and sip responsibly!
1. Champagne Margarita
Are you organizing a fancy party or just in the mood to treat yourself to some keto-friendly booze? Then, you'll want to try this keto cocktail recipe. It's guaranteed to be a hit and your guests will love you for it! What makes these champagne margaritas so special? Well, not only are these champagne margaritas so light and refreshing, but these can also be enjoyed by people following a variety of diets!
Preparation isn't complicated either—just mix the ingredients in a pitcher, then blend it up briefly in a high-speed blender until it's your preferred consistency, and voila! You've got yourself 8 servings ready to be poured into champagne flutes and enjoyed by everyone!
Pro Tip: You might want to double the recipe right out of the gate because these keto-friendly cocktails are going to disappear real quick!
Per serving: 73 calories, 0g fat, 2.6g net carbs, 0.3g protein
Get the recipe from Real Balanced.
2. Lemon Drop Vodka Martini
Keto dieters, rejoice! The verdict is in and it turns out that you CAN drink cocktails without getting kicked out of ketosis. The trick to it all is simple: moderation and mindfulness. Most cocktails have too much sugar, so you'll want to opt for sugar-free ingredients.
Take this keto-friendly mixed drink recipe, for example. Can you believe it? This lemon-y beauty only has 2g of net carbs per serving, and the fun doesn't stop there! This keto lemon drop cocktail can be whipped up in about 5 minutes and with just 5 simple ingredients.
Now, a few servings generally won't hurt, but if you're doing keto to lose weight then you might want to hold off on drinking more than your macros will allow. Why? Because alcohol diverts your body's efforts to run on and burn fat, so heed the wise man's words of "everything in moderation" and you'll be fine!
Per serving: 145 calories, 0g fat, 2g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from Stay Snatched.
3. Citrus White Rum Cocktail
Happy hour isn't completely off the table with this guilt-free citrus white rum keto cocktail! This is truly one of the best low-carb cocktails you'll ever try! You're going to love this drink as it has a nice zing and tang that's perfect to spruce up your mood and combat summer heat.
You'll need roughly 20 minutes to prep the whole thing, but it's well worth it, especially when you consider how easy they are to pair with savory keto appetizers (or keto dinner, if that's what you're up for!).
With less than 1g of net carbs per serving, you don't have to worry about being kicked out of ketosis or skyrocketing your blood sugar levels. That's because this keto cocktail has two simple elements: the cocktail and the syrup, both of which are sugar-free AND keto-compliant!
Per serving: 68 calories, 0g fat, 0.7g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from Perfect Keto.
4. Strawberry Smash Cocktail
If you're a busy body who's up for a fresh and festive keto cocktail, then this sugar-free strawberry smash cocktail is for you!
Not only are these low-carb mixed drinks perfect for Instagram, but they're also surprisingly keto-friendly with a fair amount of vitamins and minerals to boot!
- 3 grams of net carbs, check!
- 142mg of sodium (you need electrolytes), check!
- Vitamin A & C (thank you, strawberries!), check!!
All you need to get this party started is muddle some sugar-free sweetener, strawberries, and mint leaves together, then add in the vodka, ice, and sparkling water. Stir, serve, and enjoy—it's really that simple!
Per serving: 150 calories, 0g fat, 3g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from Cooking LSL.
5. Watermelon Mojito
Are you looking for the best keto cocktails?! These Watermelon Mojitos are nicely tart, fresh, and totally worthy of happy hour!
This low-carb mojito recipe features the perfect flavor combination of watermelon, mint, lime, and rum. It just takes 10 minutes to prepare and by the time you're done, you'll have 4 servings ready to serve and enjoy!
Friendly advice: you'll want to puree the watermelon so you don't have huge chunks in your drink, which is easily attainable with the use of a high-speed blender or food processor.
If you're looking for an alcohol-free version of this cocktail, simply skip the rum and turn this cool cocktail into a mocktail!
Per serving: 110.2 calories, 0.1g fat, 3.4g net carbs, 0.3g protein
Get the recipe from The Keto Queens.
6. Spiced Pear Sparkler
Don't these keto spiced pear sparklers look absolutely divine? With just 2 key ingredients (spiced pear gin and champagne), it's no surprise that it only takes just 2 minutes to mix and serve!
Per serving: 76 calories, 0g fat, 3.7g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from All Day I Dream About Food.
7. Vodka Chata
This 3-minute low-carb vodka chata tastes very similar to a White Russian, but with the warm and cozy notes of cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg. If you've ever had RumChata before, this is a perfect keto-friendly substitute!
Hard liquors traditionally have low to zero carbs, which is why vodka is one of the more obvious choices when making the best keto mixed drinks. Unflavored vodka is also easy to mix with most liquid densities, so it works well with heavy liquids like cream, fruit juices, and even fizzy drinks.
Per serving: 190 calories, 13.5g fat, 0.6g net carbs, 0.6g protein
Get the recipe from My Life Cookbook.
8. Snowbank Winter Cocktail
You don't need to wait until winter to make this incredible coconut cream-based keto cocktail!
What makes this keto snowbank winter cocktail so great? It requires just 3 simple ingredients: coconut cream, rum, and ice. To ensure you properly execute this cocktail, you'll definitely need a blender. It's nothing elaborate, really. Just blend the ingredients together, pour, and drink!
But before you go hopping off to your grocery store, let's clear the air once and for all... coconut cream is NOT the same as coconut milk. The general difference is the consistency of coconut cream is much thicker, as well as coconut milk often contains added sugar, whereas coconut cream does not.
So, if you want to keep this cocktail keto-friendly, you'll need to make sure you use coconut cream that is free from added sugar.
Per serving: 145 calories, 15g fat, 2g net carbs, 2g protein
Get the recipe from Better Than Bread Keto.
9. Tropical Blueberry Cocktail
This tropical berry cocktail uses blueberry flavored vodka, a few drops of sugar-free fruit punch sweetener, AND Sprite zero. 69 calories for an 8 oz serving, sounds justified especially since this cocktail is virtually free from any carb content!
Not up for a drink but want something with a good deal of flavor? You can opt for an alcohol-free version by just skipping the vodka!
Per serving: 69 calories, 0g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from The Struggle is Beautiful.
10. Keto Mojito
Okay, we get it, sometimes people just need a drink, but what if you're on keto? Beers, fruity wine, and sweetened liqueurs can all be extremely high in sugar. So, what does a ketoer have to do to lift their party-going spirit? Short answer: make this keto mojito.
This keto mojito recipe is downright delicious because it's just the right amount of fancy with all the fresh, light and zesty goodness of a fruit-based mixed drink. There's nothing that can get you quite as refreshed as something as tasty as a mojito. It also doesn't take ages to prepare and isn't loaded with carbs! It doesn't get much better than that!
Per serving: 105 calories, 0g fat, 2g net carbs, 0g protein
Get the recipe from Keto Carnage.
11. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
If you have a little more room in the daily macros department and want to treat yourself to a creamy, slushy cocktail, you have to try this low carb orange creamsicle cocktail!
Turn 5 ingredients into this refreshing 2-serving creamy orange wonder in as little as 5 minutes! If you've ever wondered what a next-level orange cream smoothie looks like, then this is as close as it gets!
Per serving: 329 calories, 20g fat, 1g net carbs, 1g protein
Get the recipe from Tasty Low Carb.