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The Best Keto Cocktail Recipes for a Low-Carb Happy Hour Treat

Just because you're on the keto diet doesn't mean you have to cut out your favorite drinks.
The Best Keto Cocktail Recipes for a Low-Carb Happy Hour Treat

So, you’re on the keto diet, huh? As you already know, your carb intake is minimal because in order for the body to undergo the fat-blasting process of ketosis, it must be completely void of carbs. So those who follow the keto-approved way of eating eat a high-fat diet with moderate protein intake and only devote 10 percent of calories to carbs. Unfortunately, some of our most beloved cocktails are chock-full of sugar, which means they are inherently loaded with carbs. Thankfully, Maryann Walsh, MFN, RD, CDE and dietitian consultant for SlimFast powders has a solution for you. In fact, she has five keto cocktails for you.

See the five classic cocktails recipes you can easily make keto-friendly so that you don’t derail your diet.

1

Keto Frozen Margarita

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp of orange zest or ½ tsp of orange extract
  • 2-4 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup cold water

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until blended. Serve immediately. Or, you can place all ingredients in a blender and blend it all up! Garnish with a lime slice.

Walsh says this drink only contains 10 calories and 2 grams of net carbs, much less than the traditional frozen margarita, which typically clocks in at 300 calories and contains about 25 grams of carbs.

Make it boozy

Add 1.5 oz tequila. Walsh says the tequila adds an additional 100 calories, but no carbs.

2

Keto Mojito

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup club soda
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 3-5 mint leaves
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 slice lime for garnish
  • ¼ tsp rum extract (if not using rum)

Directions

Combine all ingredients and stir until well blended. Garnish with lime and mint leaves.

This drink also clocks in at 10 calories and only contains 2 grams of net carbs, much less than a traditional mojito would at 225 calories and with 25 grams of carbs.

Make it boozy

1.5 oz of rum (this will tack on 100 calories).

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3

Keto Mudslide

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 scoops of chocolate keto shake powder, such as SlimFast Keto Fudge Brownie Batter
  • 1 tsp of sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

This chocolate mudslide will only cost you 272 calories and 5 grams of net carbs, compared with the 450 calories and 50 grams of carbs a typical mudslide would contain.

Make it boozy

Add 1.5 oz of vodka (this will tack on 100 calories).

4

Keto Piña Colada

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Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth.

Similar to the mudslide, this cocktail will only cost you 272 calories and 5 grams of net carbs. A typical piña colada contains a whopping 500 calories and 50 grams of carbs.

Make it boozy

Add 1.5 oz of rum (this will tack on 100 calories)

5

Keto Miami Vice

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp coconut extract
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla keto powder, like Nature Fuel Creamy Vanilla Milkshake
  • ¼ cup strawberries

Directions

Combine all ingredients except for strawberries in the blender, and blend until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into a glass for serving, add the strawberries (stems removed) to the blender, and blend once more until smooth. Pour the remaining mixture with strawberries on top of the mixture that’s already in the glass.

A normal Miami Vice cocktail will clock in at 500 calories and 50 grams carbs, but this keto cocktail will slip beneath 300 calories and only cost 9 grams of net carbs.

Make it boozy

Adding in 1.5 oz of rum will add 100 calories and 0 carbs.

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