5 Delicious Keto-Friendly and Low Carb Cocktails

September 9, 2019

Take away your carbs and sugar— Not your booze!

If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, fruity or sweetened drinks are usually off-limits. There are exceptions, however—such as these 5 low-carb and keto-friendly cocktails, which let you enjoy the sweet sips on the weekends without freaking out over carb counts.

Gin & Tonic

Gin and tonic is a simple and delicious drink, with just a few ingredients you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail. They’re crisp and cool, but tonic water is loaded with carbs. It contains 32 grams per 12-ounce can! Just swap out soda water for your tonic, and you’ll get the flavor without hurting your diet efforts.

How to make: Mix one jigger of gin with soda water, add a squeeze of lemon or lime and serve over ice.

Keto Mojito

The regular mojito will call for syrup as a sweetener. Just switch to diet lemon-lime soda instead and you’ll get the sweetness without the carbs.

How to make: Mix one jigger of rum, fresh lime juice, and diet lemon-lime soda. Pour onto muddled mint leaves. Then pour over ice.

Cuba Libre

When you’re using diet cola, you can turn any simple favorite into a low-carb. Despite its sweet flavor, rum doesn’t contain any carbs either!

How to make: Mix your favorite unflavored rum with diet cola and serve over ice.

Keto Bloody Mary

The classic bloody mary has gone keto thanks to this recipe


4 ounces unsweetened tomato vegetable juice (I used V-8 Classic)
2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons (or more) prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

How to make: Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 5 cubes of ice. Shake well. Strain into a 10-ounce highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery and olives.

Frozen Skinny Margarita

This keto-friendly and paleo-approved frozen margarita taste as good as it looks. For this recipe, you need a blender and a lot of ice to give this cocktail an irresistibly creamy texture.


3-4 ounces tequila
1 teaspoon orange zest or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups ice as needed
1/2 cup lime juice
Sweetener to taste

How to make: Get your glasses ready first by running a lime wedge through the rim and dipping it in salt. Set aside. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until slushy inconsistency, adding more ice as necessary and sweetener to taste. Garnish with some lemon wedges and kosher salt.


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1781 W Broadway Ave. Maryville, TN 37801