Low Carb Cocktails for a Keto-Friendly Labor Day Weekend

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://ketology.net
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. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

If you’re hoping to stick to your low carb diet this Labor Day weekend, but don’t want to miss out on the fun, fear not! There are plenty of delicious and refreshing keto-friendly, low carb cocktails that you can enjoy without derailing your diet.

Many cocktails call for Simple Syrup, so having a sugar-free Simple Syrup on hand is step one when making keto cocktails. Simple Syrup is easy to make and will store for about a week so I always have some on my bar cart.

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Now on to the low carb, keto-friendly cocktails!

Low Carb Watermelon Margarita
This watermelon margarita is oh-so-refreshing with tangy fresh lime juice, fresh juiced watermelon and of course, tequila!
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watermelon margarita
Low Carb Vodka Mojitos
Infusing my classic keto simple syrup with fresh mint makes these delicious mojitos basically guilt free (well, there's the vodka part). 
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Lemonade is a summer essential – add some vodka for a refreshing, spiked version or try my Strawberry Basil Lemonade with gin below!

low carb lemonade

Best Low Carb Lemonade Ever

Tart and sweet, lemonade is a summertime staple. This low carb version is delicious without the sugar!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 19 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sweetener I use Swerve or Allulose
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 -6 large lemons
  • 7 cups ice-cold water
  • ice as needed


  • Combine sweetener and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve sweetener while mixture comes to a boil. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Juice the lemons, discard any seeds. Continue juicing until you have 1 1/2 cups fresh juice and pulp (you may need more lemons).
  • Pour 7 cups ice-cold water into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and pulp, then add simple syrup to taste. Add ice.


Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.4mg
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Low Carb Strawberry Basil Lemonade

For a twist on traditional lemonade, this is a tasty way to beat the heat!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1
Calories 70 kcal


  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 large strawberry
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 2 ounces low carb lemonade (see above) chilled
  • Club soda chilled, to top


  • In a double rocks glass, muddle the basil leaves and strawberry.
  • Fill with ice and set aside.
  • Add the gin and lemonade into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into the prepared glass.
  • Top with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with a basil leaf and strawberry slice.


Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 0.5mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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low carb rose sangria

5 from 1 vote
Course cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 25 kcal


  • 1 bottle low sugar rosé wine I like Avaline
  • 4 ounces grapefruit liqueur I like Giffard
  • 3/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 lemon cut into thin rounds
  • club soda


  • Add the wine, grapefruit liqueur, raspberries, strawberries and lemon rounds into a pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Chill for up to 4 hours.
  • Divide between wine glasses and top each with a splash of club soda.


Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.4mg
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If you’re looking for a keto-friendly, low carb Labor Day menu to go with these cocktails, check out the recipes I posted yesterday!


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