Let’s face it, sometimes we need a good stiff drink…or want o enjoy that glass of wine (or two) with dinner. So, one of the many questions I get is “can I drink alcohol on keto?” To which, the answer is, “Yes.” So then of course, most want t know that the best alcohol for keto is to keep the carb count low and not fall out of ketosis.? So, in this post, I’m going to first break down what are the best alcohol options on keto and then share some of my favorite keto alcohol recipes.
Can I drink alcohol on keto?
Yes, alcohol is ok on keto but you have to be careful. What are the best and worst keto alcohol options? Typically, beer is a no-no because of the wheat base and higher carb count, however wines – especially red wines – only have about 3 – 4g of carbs per serving, so in moderation, wine is ok. Most alcohol, like tequila and vodka, are carb-free, so they’re “safe” keto choices –you have to mind what you mix them with! Look out for sugar-based mixers and opt for club soda as a mixer or sparkling water. “Vodka and the Le Croix” is a very acceptable option, although it can get boring.
There are plenty of keto cocktails you can mix up — I almost always have keto simple syrup in my fridge. I made a mint-infused one for my low carb keto mojitos, but a quick version is to boil water and combine 1-part keto-friendly sweetener with 2-parts hot water. Shake it up in a bottle, allow to cool and voila! Low Carb Simple Syrup!
You may have also come across low sugar or keto-friendly wines – like FitVine, Dry Farm Wines and Palo61 from Secco Wine Club. Dry Farm Wines are by far my favorite, and they curate amazing varieties that you can get every month.
Ok, so now for a few of my favorite keto cocktail recipes – the blackberry margarita is a fan favorite, by the way!