Guilt-Free Summer Cocktails
The sun is out and boy is it toasty! Today, I’m sharing with you three of my favorite Summer cocktails that are not only low-carb/low-sugar, but delicious and refreshing.
If you're anything like me, you like specific drinks for specific moods. That's exactly why I'm sharing with you a cocktail that's fruity (pool side vibes), one that's spicy (house party flow), and one with a ginger kick (date night at home + chill).
Keto Spiked Strawberry Slushy
If you're a fan of Strawberry Daiquiris you are going to love this keto spin-off. Although I call this a "keto" recipe, it's not entirely keto. You can reduce the total carbs by using less frozen strawberries and replacing it with ice and/or using a diet ginger ale instead of Reed's Ginger Beer Zero Sugar (14 grams of carbs per 12oz).
If you're not a fan of Tajin it would be fun to add some sugar-free/dairy-free whipped cream as a topping. I like Reddi Wip Non-Dairy Coconut Whipped Cream. Either way, this drink is so much fun and makes for the perfect poolside companion.
My friend Jennifer and I made this together at her house last month. She posted the recipe on her TikTok and it went viral. You can see the fun video by clicking here. We're basically #TikTokFamous now. Ha!
2 cans Citrus Punch Truly Hard Seltzer or Watermelon White Claw
12oz Reed's Ginger Beer Zero Sugar or Ginger Ale
4 Limes, juiced
2 cups Frozen Strawberries
*Optional: Tajin and Fresh Strawberries
Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glasses and then dip the glass rim in Tajin seasoning.
Blend vodka, Truly, ginger beer, limes and strawberries in a high-powered blender.
Pour evenly between 3 glasses.
Add a fresh strawberry to the rim for appeal.
Macros: P 1g / C 25g / F 1g
Grams of Sugar: 8
Keto-Friendly Moscow Mule
You'll notice a common theme in these recipes... I love lime and ginger. There is no denying it! This recipe is my personal favorite because it spotlights both.
As far as ginger beer goes, I have yet to meet one I didn't like. Reed's Ginger Beer has an "extra ginger" flavor that I use most often. It's got a nice kick of spice if you are into that. I personally love it! Other brands like Zevia, Gosling, and Virgil's offer really delicious sugar-free ginger beer options as well.
Pro Tip: to keep your Mule cold longer, I suggest drinking it out of a copper mug. Plus they're so cute.
8oz Reed's Ginger Beer Zero Sugar
2 tbsp Lime Juice
*Optional: Mint leaves and a lime wedge.
Pour all ingredients except the garnishing items into a Cocktail Shaker.
Shake gently and serve over ice.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge.
Macros per serving: P 0g / C 6g / F 1g
Grams of Sugar: 0
Keto Spicy Margarita
Being born and raised in Texas, Spicy Margarita runs through my blood. If spicy isn't your thing, you can omit the jalapeño and chili powder making it a deliciously sweet margarita.
Another option to make this margarita perfect for your liking it to swap the LaCroix for a White Claw. It will certainly make your margarita stronger, but changes the flavor quite a bit. I personally like it either way,
The fresh lime and monk fruit sweetener add a bit of carbs to this recipe. You could swap both for a diet (pre-made) margarita mix. I prefer to use fresh ingredients over mixes because it's easier on my tummy, but either way it will taste delicious and is perfect for a hot Summer afternoon.
Ingredients: 3oz Tequila
1 can Lime LaCroix or Lime White Claw
3 tbsp Monk Fruit (powder)
1oz Lime Juice
Run a lime wedge along the rim of the margarita glasses then dip them into Tajin or Margarita salt.
Pour all ingredients into a high-powered blender (except the optional items). Blend well.
Pour evenly between two glasses.
Garnish with cilantro, jalapeño, and a dash of cayenne pepper to taste.
Macros: P 0 / C 18 / F 0
Grams of Sugar: 0
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