Just because you’re on the keto diet doesn’t mean you can’t have cocktails to unwind with.
Both keto and paleo diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they can be a healthy way of eating and losing weight for many people. But what if you like to enjoy a cocktail occasionally? That’s no problem if you have some keto cocktail recipes and ingredients on hand.
There are plenty of keto cocktails you can take advantage of that will hit every flavor of your palate.
Instead of going through a ton of lists on your own, the keto drinks below are perfect for any occasion and will be exactly what you’re looking for.
As you embark on your ketogenic journey, you might find yourself missing the casual enjoyment of sipping on a refreshing cocktail. Fear not, fellow low-carb enthusiast! You don’t have to sacrifice your social life or indulge in high-sugar, carb-laden drinks that would instantly kick you out of ketosis. In fact, there are plenty of keto-friendly cocktails you can enjoy while maintaining your dietary goals.
In order to make a keto cocktail, it’s essential to be aware of the ingredients that are low in sugar and carbohydrates. Swapping out high-sugar mixers with healthier alternatives like soda water or opting for pure spirits with zero-carb options such as vodka, gin, or tequila can make all the difference. Additionally, incorporating fresh ingredients like mint, lime, or cucumber not only adds a burst of flavor but also ensures that your drink stays true to your keto commitments.
With these principles in mind, you can craft delicious and satisfying keto cocktails that cater to your taste preferences without jeopardizing your progress. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or enjoying a quiet night at home, delight in a variety of low-carb concoctions that perfectly complement your ketogenic lifestyle.
Most cocktails will have a ton of sugar and carbs but the keto alcohol drinks on the list below fit your exact diet and still taste just as good.
Now, even though the drinks below aren’t calorie-free, the low-carb alcoholic drinks below will still be healthy enough for you to have without ruining your diet.
So take a look at the keto friendly alcohol drinks below and note your favorites so you’ll have something easy to make when you need it.
The long island iced tea is one that gets you to where you want to be quick.
It has a ton of booze but it also tastes pretty good too.
This keto version ensures you’re protected the next time you want to indulge but you’re on a diet.
The “skinny marg” or the keto margarita really blew up in the past few years and it’s easy to understand why.
To make this keto drink, add tequila, lime juice, and a sugar-free sweetener in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake until completely mixed together and strain into a glass.
Add a slice of lime for a touch of extra flavor and you’ll be set!
You can even salt the rim of your glass so that each sip has the perfect combination of flavors.
The sugar-free sweetener really cuts down on all the bad stuff in this drink so you don’t have to feel guilty about having it.
When you need a refreshing drink that still has a lot of dense flavors, this sangria is the perfect blend.
You still have the light and fruity flavors but they are complimented with the heavy wine flavors.
This is the perfect drink to serve on ice to some friends while you’re all hanging out in the backyard.
The trick to a sangria is to make a ton ahead of time so that when everyone comes over, you don’t have to worry about wasting all your time in the kitchen.
If you’ve never had a lemon drop vodka martini it is a lot like a cosmopolitan without any of the added sugar.
This drink is a surefire way to impress your friends at a gathering and it will be great for socializing with coworkers too.
To make this keto alcoholic drink, just add a shot of vodka, lemon juice, and a sugar-free sweetener into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake until mixed and strain into a martini glass.
Add a lemon slice or twist as a garnish to really make you feel like you’re drinking out but in the comfort of your home.
This drink is sour so anyone who enjoys that flavor will absolutely fall in love with this drink.
As long as you have a copper cup, this Moscow mule recipe is perfect for a keto lifestyle.
Just use vodka, lime juice, and a keto friendly ginger beer and you’ll be good to go.
The copper cup is key because it helps keep the drink cold and gives it a nice flavor.
Garnish it with some lime wedges on top and some fresh mint leaves.
You’ll want to give the leaves a good slap before you add them to the drink to release all of the excellent mint oils.
What makes this keto is using a special kind of ginger ale that is friendly for people on the keto diet.
After that, all you need is some whiskey and club soda in order to have refreshing low carb alcoholic drinks all night long.
This drink is super simple to make and is a great one to sip while sitting around and catching up with friends.
You’ll want to garnish this one with a lime slice on the rim so you have a little citrus to balance out the strong whiskey flavors.
You can make a ton of these in no time so it’s a great one to have when you just want to relax and don’t want to spend a ton of time making a drink.
Mimosas are the perfect brunch to have with your friends on the weekend.
It’s light and refreshing so it goes perfectly in the middle of the day when you’re not trying to get wasted.
Instead of using raspberry juice, you’ll want to get a sugar-free option so that the drink remains keto friendly.
Instead of using a regular sweetener with your vodka lemonade, try out a sugar-free version in this recipe.
The taste is just as good and if you’re someone who has to watch their weight, this is definitely one of the best low carb drinks you can grab.
You’ll need vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a sugar-free sweetener in order to make this drink.
Throw all three ingredients in a glass filled with ice and give it a good stir until everything is mixed together.
If you want a little bit more of a fizz, top it off with club soda and you’ll have the perfect drink for any hot day.
Even though this drink is sweet and tasty, it’s still keto friendly.
Just add some sparkling water to make it zesty and refreshing on top of your lime juice and strawberries.
This could also make the best keto shots because it doesn’t taste like pure alcohol and has a nice fruity taste to it.
10. Keto Rum Punch
This is one of the keto friendly drinks you can make for almost any occasion.
This rum punch is incredibly delicious to make and cuts out all the carbs too.
All you need is some rum, lime juice, and club soda to bring this drink together.
The best part about making rum punch is that you can make it in bulk ahead of time so there are no last minute trips to buy drinks when you have guests coming over.
This is also a great drink for when it’s hot outside and you want a refreshing drink to sip on.
I highly recommend trying out this punch the next time you’re hosting a party or simply looking for some delicious low-carb alcoholic drinks.
11. Keto Bloody Mary
The bloody mary is a classic cocktail that is perfect for brunch or even a party.
You can make it keto-friendly by using vodka, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
This recipe also calls for some spices to give it that extra kick and flavor. You could even throw in some jalapenos if you really want to spice it up.
It’s one of those keto alcoholic beverages that cure you from the hangover of the night before.
You could literally throw anything into the drink as a garnish and it would go well. There have been bacon pieces, turkey legs, and more used for this dish.
12. Keto Mojito
The mojito is one of the most refreshing keto friendly alcoholic drinks you can make, which makes it perfect for hot weather.
You can whip up a batch of mojitos in no time at all which makes it perfect for when you want to relax and enjoy a summer day without being stuck behind a bar.
Like the other keto-friendly drinks on this list, just sub out your sweetener in this drink and you’ll be keto perfect.
Make a big ol’ batch of this mojito drink and stick it in the fridge so that everyone can pour themselves a glass when they feel the urge.
You’ll want some fresh mint around too when you make these drinks because when you give the mint a good slap and stick it in your drink, you’ll get a ton of fresh mint oils.
When the weather starts to change, you need keto friendly drinks alcohol that will help cool you down as well as taste delicious.
This watermelon cocktail does just that and is perfect for summertime.
Watermelon is the star of this drink, so you’ll need to find a great one before you can make it.
The recipe calls for some rum but you could also use some vodka in this drink and it would taste just as good.
It’s another one you’d want to make an entire pitcher worth so you could stick it in the fridge and have some ready for when people want seconds.
When you want the best keto drinks but you don’t want to sacrifice flavor, you need this whiskey sour recipe in your life.
All you need is some whiskey, lemon juice, sugar-free sweetener, and egg whites to make this drink.
The egg whites add a really nice thickness and creaminess to the drink that takes it up a notch.
If you’re feeling fancy, top this drink off with a cherry or an orange slice to give it even more flavor.
This is a sipper-type drink that you’ll want to make one at a time because the flavors are strong and it will feel more classy.
The White Russian is known for being sweet and delicious and you can have a keto version right in the comfort of your own home.
Just use non-granular sweetener when making this recipe and then use all the same ingredients you would for a regular White Russian.
This drink is perfect for people who love coffee and Kahlua because it’s a perfect blend of the two drinks.
It’s easy to make and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good cocktail.
Plus, it’s great for gatherings or parties because it can be made in bulk very easily.
No one will know it’s a keto cocktail unless you tell them and they’ll be pleasantly surprised when they taste it.
A chata drink is a perfect drink to make when you want something sweet and creamy and this low-carb vodka chata is just that.
All you need is some vodka, heavy cream, cinnamon, and sugar-free sweetener to make this drink.
This drink is best made with a milk frother to make it really light and fluffy.
It has the same consistency as eggnog so it’s perfect to bust out after dinner or during the holidays.
You can even add in some more fall flavors to get people feeling the season.
This is another one of those low carb cocktails you can make a lot of and stick it in the fridge so others can pour their own when they need it.
The cosmopolitan is one of the classier drinks for ladies, or even men, to order out and you can have your own low carb version with this recipe.
It’s one of the best keto vodka drinks you can make and uses triple sec, freshly squeezed lime juice, and cranberry juice combined with vodka to create the best tasting drink.
You’ll be substituting the cranberry juice for something with less sugar, but it will still have the same great taste.
Top it off with some lime zest if you really want to go all out classy. Then enjoy this delicious drink with your friends or on your own at home.
This is the type of drink you have after a long week when you feel you’ve really deserved it.
18. Rum and Coke
When you’re wondering what can you drink on keto, you don’t have to look further than this rum and coke recipe.
This is a really simple drink to make that doesn’t require any sugar or sweeteners at all if you substitute a Coke-Zero to get rid of all the sugar.
This drink only takes seconds to make if you have all the ingredients ready so it’s great to use when there’s a bunch of people over and you need something simple.
Just pour your rum over ice and then top it off with your soda till it’s full. Add in some lime wedges to give it a pop.
You don’t have to prep this drink ahead of time or make a big batch because it is so easy to whip up when you need it.
A Paloma is made with tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.
This keto version swaps the grapefruit juice for a sugar-free version that is still just as tasty but fits in with your diet.
To make this drink, just mix all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
Pour it into a tall glass with some ice and garnish it with lime.
This cocktail is extremely refreshing so it’s great to have on a hotter day when you’ll really appreciate it.
One of the oldest and classiest drinks on the list, the old-fashioned is a staple keto cocktail recipe that is perfect for bourbon drinkers.
When looking at keto liquor drinks the old-fashioned is one of those you don’t want to miss out on because it has such a rich and robust flavor.
To make this drink, all you need is some bourbon, sugar-free sweetener, water, and bitters.
If you’re feeling fancy you can also add in an orange slice or a cherry to dress it up a bit. Maraschino cherries are even better to add because they give a rich flavor you won’t get with other cherries.
This drink is best made one at a time so that you can enjoy all the flavors that come with it.
It’s a great one to make when winter rolls around and you need something warming while around a nice fire.
21. Keto Pina Colada
There are few low carb mixed drinks that are as fun and tropical as the pina colada.
This keto version is made with rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice.
To make it, just combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
If you want a thicker drink, add some more ice to the mix.
This is a great one to make when you’re feeling hot and want something refreshing to cool you down.
Sipping on this next to the pool on a hot day will help cool you down and drop you into the experience.
Go ahead and fill up the entire blender because you’ll want a couple of drinks once you have the first sip.
Our Best Keto Cocktails (+Keto Long Island Iced Tea)
- 1 ounce white vodka
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 ounce white tequila
- 1/2 cup sugar-free soda
- 1/8 tsp. orange extract
- 1 Tbsp. homemade simple syrup made with sugar-free sweetener
- Shake together all the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
- Pour over ice and garnish with lemon wedges.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.