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- Can You Drink On A Keto Diet?
- Is Vodka Keto Friendly?
- Skinny Vojito
- Classic Vodka Soda with Lemon
- Low Carb Strawberry-Basil Lemon Drop
- Low-Carb Moscow Mule
- Low-Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritzer
- Keto Lemon Drop
- Health Considerations When Drinking Vodka on Keto
- Coopers Takeaways
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.
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:
- 1/2 lime quartered or 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 cup ice
- 1 oz vodka
- 1/2 cup sparkling lime juice
- 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.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.
Classic Vodka Soda with Lemon
- 2 oz vodka
- Club soda
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Lemon wedge garnish
- 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.
Low Carb Strawberry-Basil Lemon Drop
- 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.
Low-Carb Moscow Mule
- 4 fluid oz vodka
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 cup sugar-free ginger beer
- 2 lime wedges for garnish
- Pour vodka and lime juice into 2 copper mugs.
- Add ice and sugar-free ginger beer.
- Combine and add lime slices to garnish.
Low-Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritzer
- 3 oz vodka
- 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbs Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
- Sparkling water
- Garnish with rosemary
- 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.
Keto Lemon Drop
- Add ice, vodka, sweetener, and fresh lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake and pour into a martini glass.
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.
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.
While vodka is compatible with a keto diet, keep in mind that alcohol can affect ketosis and should be consumed in moderation.
Check out some of the most popular cocktails and ideas on my bio page!