There is nothing like a good cocktail that puts you in the mood and helps you unwind after a hard day.
Whether it’s the gingerly kick or bubbles, the perfect mixology can fill the room with holiday spirit.
But when you’re on a keto diet, drinking alcohol can be tricky. For one, your alcohol tolerance may be lower than it used to be.
Secondly, the restrictive low-carb eating plan requires you to cut back on all carbs and sugar. This surely makes most of your favorite drinks off-limits.
But thankfully, there are exceptions.
There are few alcoholic drinks that are keto-friendly and low in carbs.
These low-carb cocktails let you enjoy the refreshing sips without overloading carbs.
Not a cocktail person? No problem.
There are also few wine and beer selections that are keto compatible.
If you are in for cocktails, I have 7 of the most amazing and refreshing keto drinks perfect for summer.
But before we get to it, here is a word of caution.
When you are on a keto diet and want to enjoy a drink or two, watch your consumption.
Though the drinks may be low-carb, too many glasses can certainly break your carb budget.
Not to mention it can make you feel pretty yucky afterward.
So have a cocktail or two, but limit yourself to that.
If you are ready to indulge in the best keto alcoholic drinks, let’s get to the drink recipes.
Here are the 7 best keto-friendly cocktails you can make at home.
1. Keto Mojito
A traditional mojito is made from fresh mint muddled with fresh lime juice, sugar, and rum.
With ice and carbonated water, it makes the drink slightly bubbly.
It’s tangy and tart with refreshing mints. It’s really the drink with a dominance of the minty tang that screams summer.
While the traditional mojito isn’t really an option for keto dieters, we have the keto version.
It’s slightly different to cut back on sugar and carbs, but mojito’s primary appeal is still there. Thankfully, keto mojito isn’t too far apart from the original.
This keto mojito recipe by Moscato Mom and is under 4g of carbs and still tastes amazing.
Vodka, fresh mint, and lime juice on the ingredient list.
It’s the kick you need on a hot, lazy afternoon. And it’s the go-to cocktail recipes for all summer parties and BBQs.
2. Keto Raspberry Cream Mimosas
Mimosas are perfect for brunch with family and friends. Refreshing with a tad of sweetness that fulfills your sweet cravings.
If you are into fruity drinks, this is definitely the cocktail for you.
While a traditional mimosa may be with orange juice, you can switch up the fruits for a keto version.
This recipe uses low-calorie, low-carb raspberries that add the perfect amount of sweetness. To make, whip up the raspberry mixture and pour into dry champagne.
It’ll net you 4 g of carbs and 6g of fat from the creamy whip.
Recipe by Swerve Sweet
3. A Sugar-Free, Carb-Free Margarita
Call this skinny margarita.
I’m a margarita fanatic. they make the fun time more fun.
So get ready to unwind and enjoy this sugar-free margarita with your family and friends.
This especially pairs so well with Keto tacos, burgers, and BBQs. All summer’s essential meals can be upgraded with this Keto margarita.
This one uses lime juice, orange extract, and sugar substitute to give it that classic flavor. I promise you’re going to love every sip of this.
Get the recipe from Laura Dolson.
4. Low-Carb Sex On the Beach
Just because you’re on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you can’t occasionally indulge in a delicious keto cocktail … Low Carb Sex on the Beach – Lowcarbology.
This sex on the beach spin by Low Carbology is super fruity and very low-carb, and it’s made with flavored vodka.
This is one of my all-time favorites, and one I get asked a lot for a recipe by friends.
This keto alcoholic drink has zero carbs.
5. Raspberry Low-Carb Sangria
We covered all the popular drinks from Mojitos to Margaritas. But nothing says summer like a pitcher of sangria. If you are a sangria fan and is disappointed the fruity pitcher is off limit, you’ll love this recipe.
Joy-Filled Eats relies on raspberry tea as the secret ingredient for this version. I thought this is the most brilliant way to make sangria without having to load up on carbs from fruits.
I love the elevated flavor that comes from the tea, and I actually really like this version. It only takes 5 minutes to make with this Keto sangria.
Recipe by Joy-Filled Eats
6. Skinny Frozen Margarita
This keto-friendly and paleo-approved frozen margarita tastes as good as it looks.
On a hot summer day, you totally can use a nice frozen margarita to cool you down.
Gnom-Gnom’s recipe is my go-to for those days, and I know you’ll love it too.
It calls for a blender and a lot of ice, so be sure to have those ready.
In just a few minutes, a glass of frothy, almost creamy margarita is ready for your enjoyment.
7. Keto Caribbean Rum Punch
If your favorite liquor is rum, this will be your type of keto drink. This low-carb Caribbean Rum Punch has less than 1g of carb.
This means it’s also an Atkins-friendly cocktail and it’s so good!
The secret is of course in the ingredient. This nice rum punch has
Keto-friendly Captain Morgan, Diet Sprite, and lime juice.
If you are planning a next summer party at your place, this cocktail is definitely my choice.
Get the recipe from Low carb-ology.