Keto Blackberry Margarita

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Happy National Margarita Day! Yes, there is a day for everything, but this is one we can get behind! ??  While we have to watch our alcohol consumption for the hidden sugar and calories, there are plenty of techniques to make your favorite libations keto friendly. Case in point, this keto margarita which is so delicious and has insane flavors thanks to the combo of blackberries, lime and keto triple sec (berries are among the only fruits that are keto friendly). While wine is OK in moderation – wines usually clock in at about 4g of carbs per serving, so they can add up…liquors like tequila and vodka are preferred because they have no carbs! So as long as you watch your mixers, you can make delicious keto cocktails and keto alcoholic drinks.

While I consider myself an amateur keto cocktail mixologist, the ladies over at BoozyKetones are the queens with gorgeous and tasty creations that are all under 5g net carbs per recipe. I highly recommend you follow them on Instagram and bookmark their keto triple sec recipe – which is what I use in this keto blackberry margarita!

The keto triple sec recipe or keto cointreau if you’re fancy, takes weeks to make – and it’s certainly worth the wait and I do recommend brewing up a batch — however if you need that tangy, low carb cocktail like NOW, I’ve included a simple hack below to create a great low carb triple sec dupe in under a minute.

Ok, so on with the recipe – enjoy and happy Margarita holiday!

Keto Blackberry Margarita

Fresh blackberries are among the lowest carb fruits and add a fresh and rich flavor to this low carb margarita.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Tequila I like Casamigos
  • 1.5 oz Keto Triple Sec or Cointreau check out BoozyKetones on Instagram for recipe or see recipe note below
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 - 3 blackberries

Instructions
 

  • Muddle blackberries in the bottom of a glass.
  • Add a few ice cubes to the glass.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add 1/2 cup of ice, tequila, Keto cointreau and juice of 1/2 lime.
  • Shake, Shake, Shake!
  • Pour into glass, garnish with whole berries!
  • Cheers!

Notes

If you can't make or don't have the patience to make keto cointreau / triple sec, here's a great, quick alternative:
Make a batch of keto simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of water. Turn the heat off and mix in 1/2 cup of Swerve sweetener or erythritol. Shake until well combined and let cool. Add a few drops of orange extract and you have a good dupe!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword margarita
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