Low Carb Mixed Drinks


These low carb mixed drinks are great when you want a cocktail without the added sugars found in traditional mixed drink recipes.

Get the Basics First

  • Get yourself some low carb sugar free syrup. Monin, DaVinci and Torani all make a plain sweetener.  My personal favorite is the Monin brand, which is a mix of liquid erythritol and some liquid sucralose. Use this mixture for any mixed drink that calls for a sugar syrup.
  • Pick up some low carb blended drink mixers. Baja Bob's brand or Good Spirits Mixers are made without sugar, and each brands offers several different flavors including pina colada, sour apple, watermelon and cosmopolitan.
  • Create a sweet and sour mix by adding 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup of lime juice to the low carb sugar free syrup above.

Low Carb Mixed Drink Recipes

Low Carb Margarita

  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of orange extract
  • 1/4 cup prepared lemon lime Crystal Light
  • Crushed ice

Put all ingredients and blender and mix until slushy. Serve with lime wedges. Total of 2 grams of carb.

 

Apple Martini

  • Apple slice
  • 1 teaspoon of low carb sugar syrup (see recipe above)
  • 2 ounces plain vodka
  • 2 ounces of apple flavored vodka

Finely dice the apple slice and place in a cocktail shaker. Add the sugar syrup and mash them together. Add both types of vodka and ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Total of 2 grams of carb.

 

Blueberry Martini

  • 6-7 good sized fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon of low carb sugar syrup (see recipe above)
  • 2 ounces plain vodka
  • 2 ounces of blueberry flavored vodka

Place the blueberries in a cocktail shaker. Add the sugar syrup and mash them together. Add both types of vodka and ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Total of 2 grams of carb.

 

Low Carb Mojito

  • 7-8 Mint leaves with stems attached
  • 1 tablespoon of low carb sugar syrup
  • 2.5 ounces light rum
  • 1 lime

Finely dice the mint leaves and mix with low carb sugar syrup in a tall glass. Cut the lime in half and discard the seeds. Squeeze the juice from both halves into the glass. Add the rum and stir. Add ice and club soda to taste. Total of 4 grams of carb.

 

Low Carb Pina Colada

  • 3 ounces of rum
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk or cream (make sure it's sugar free)
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free pineapple syrup (Da Vinci or Torani)
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Add ingredients to blender and mix until slushy. Makes two drinks. Count 5 grams of carb per serving.


Hard Liquors are Mostly Carb Free

Most hard liquors such as vodka, rum, gin and whiskey are distilled and have zero carbs. (The carbs in these low carb mixed drinks come from the fruit juice.) You can enjoy a rum and Coke, or a gin and tonic. Just remember to use diet sodas and tonic waters as mixers, and remember liquor may be carb free, but it's NOT calorie free. An ounce of hard liquor is about 100 calories.



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