6 Low Carb Vodka Cocktails – Easy Keto Friendly Recipes

Discover how to maintain your ketogenic diet while still enjoying vodka.
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The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has gained popularity for its potential weight loss benefits.

However, when following a keto diet, it’s important to consider the carbohydrate content of everything you consume, including alcoholic beverages.

So let’s explore the most popular Low Carb Vodka Cocktails we make here at the WGWW bar.

Can You Drink On A Keto Diet?

When it comes to drinking on a keto diet, it’s essential to choose beverages that align with these carbohydrate restrictions.

Many traditional cocktails and alcoholic beverages contain sugars and other high-carb ingredients that can interfere with ketosis.

However, there are still plenty of delicious and satisfying options for those following a keto diet, so let’s check em’ out!

Is Vodka Keto Friendly?

Vodka is a distilled spirit that’s typically made from fermented grains or potatoes.

It’s generally high in alcohol and low in carbs, which makes it perfect for a keto dieter.

Pure vodka contains virtually no carbs, sugar, or other nutrients, so here’s my first bit of advice on the matter, if you really want to feel the buzz with the least amount of carbs, drink your vodka straight, skip the mixers!

However, flavored or sweetened vodkas may contain added sugars or other carbohydrates, so they should be consumed with caution on a keto diet.

It’s important to add, it’s not just mixers, it’s also flavored Vodka that comes with a ton of sugar, so while following a keto diet, it’s best to stick with plain, unsweetened vodka.

Many common mixers, like juice or regular soda, are high in carbs and not suitable for a keto diet.

There are several low-carb mixers that you can use to make keto-friendly vodka cocktails. Here are a couple of examples:

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Skinny Vojito

A delightful twist on the classic mojito, the Skinny "Vojito" replaces rum with vodka and is filled with fresh lime and mint flavors.
It's a perfect drink for hot summer days or when you crave something refreshingly delicious.
With sparkling lime soda water and fresh mint garnish, it's a guilt-free indulgence.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Instructions
 

  • Add lime quarters and mint to a glass.
  • Muddle the lime and mint to release the oils and juice to combine the flavors.
  • Add vodka.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Top off with sparkling lime soda water.
  • Stir.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.
Keyword Mojito
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Classic Vodka Soda with Lemon

The Classic Vodka Soda with Lemon is the ultimate go-to drink for keto followers.
Simple to make, low in calories, and light, it's a win-win choice.
The fresh lemon juice adds a zesty flavor, making it a refreshing alternative to beer or wine.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz vodka
  • Club soda
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass with ice and add vodka.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into the glass.
Keyword Soda, Vodka
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Low Carb Strawberry-Basil Lemon Drop

This cocktail is a spin on the classic margarita, packing a delicious punch of vodka and fresh flavors from lemon without the added sugar and carbs.
The combination of strawberries, basil, lemon juice, and Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener creates a smooth and refreshing drink.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Instructions
 

  • Run a lemon wedge around the rim and dip it in the low carb sweetener on a small plate.
  • Add the sliced strawberries, lemon slices, fresh basil, lemon juice, and sweetener to a cocktail shaker.
  • Muddle to crush everything down and mix.
  • Add vodka and ice.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
  • Garnish before serving.
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Low-Carb Moscow Mule

For Moscow Mule fans, this low-carb version is a must-try. Made with sugar-free ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and vodka, it retains the classic taste without kicking you out of ketosis.
The fresh zip from the lime makes it a tantalizing option.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 4 fluid oz vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar-free ginger beer
  • 2 lime wedges for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Pour vodka and lime juice into 2 copper mugs.
  • Add ice and sugar-free ginger beer.
  • Combine and add lime slices to garnish.
Keyword Vodka
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Low-Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritzer

Light, bubbly, and full of flavor, the Low-Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritzer is a refreshing drink made without added sugar and carbs.
The combination of vodka, fresh cranberries, Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener (optional), and sparkling water creates a delightful cocktail garnished with rosemary.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbs Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
  • Sparkling water
  • Garnish with rosemary

Instructions
 

  • Combine the cranberries and water in a food processor or blender.
  • Stir in sweetener with cranberries.
  • Put 1/4 cup of mixture into a glass and add 1 oz vodka.
  • Add sparkling water to taste.
  • Finish with the desired amount of ice.
Keyword Cranberry, Vodka
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Keto Lemon Drop

The Keto Lemon Drop is a crowd favorite made without added sugar.
The pop of lemon juice gives it a nice tang, and the smoothness from the vodka balances it out.
It's a simple yet elegant drink that lemon drop fans will adore.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Instructions
 

  • Add ice, vodka, sweetener, and fresh lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake and pour into a martini glass.
Keyword Lemon, Vodka
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Health Considerations When Drinking Vodka on Keto

Alcohol and Ketosis

While vodka is low in carbs, it’s important to note that alcohol can affect ketosis.

Your body will burn alcohol before other fuel sources, which can slow down the process of fat burning.

Additionally, alcohol can lower your inhibitions, which might make it harder to stick to your diet.

Drink Responsibly

As always, it’s important to drink responsibly.

Even though vodka is low in carbs, it’s high in calories, and consuming too much can contribute to weight gain.

Additionally, drinking alcohol can lead to other health risks, so it’s important to consume it in moderation.

Coopers Takeaways

Yes, you can drink vodka on a keto diet, as it’s low in carbs. However, it’s important to choose plain, unsweetened vodka and be mindful of what you’re mixing it with.

While vodka is compatible with a keto diet, keep in mind that alcohol can affect ketosis and should be consumed in moderation.

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