The next couple weeks are a complete whirlwind of parties and gatherings till the New Year. Not only will we have Christmas happy hours, parties with friends and family gatherings, but Piper’s first birthday was earlier this week and I am a Christmas baby. All the cookies and cocktails will add up, so I thought it would help by not “drinking” too many calories. Keto and low carb is a really popular trend right now where many are seeing awesome results.
If all else fails, my go-to low carb drink when I’m out and about is a single (or double) of Blanco tequila or vodka (Titos), Topo Chico and lime!
I rounded up some great cocktail recipes that are keto or low carb so you can still enjoy yourself during this festive time, but now gulp all the calories. Did you know ONE margarita can set you back over 600 calories? No thanks, I will try to stick to the below options!
Recipe by: Peace Love and Low Carb
This vodka cocktail has two unexpected flavors with black pepper and blackberries. The colors are perfect for the holidays by adding some mint for garnish.
KETO FRIENDLY EGGNOG
Recipe by The Hungry Elephant
Eggnog is a classic cocktail for the holidays, I love the idea to use sugar substitute instead of all the real sugar. This isn’t a drink to have multiple glasses of, but one or two will get you in the holiday spirit!
WHITE WINE SPRITZER
Recipe by Lowcarb-ology
Sugar-free gingerale and a few cranberries give this cocktail a little bit of sparkle.
SKINNY FROZEN MARGARITA
Recipe by gnom gnom
Like I mentioned, margaritas can have tons and tons of calories due to all the sugar. This is a great recipe to cut down on the sugar by eliminating the typical staple, triple sec and making your own fresh orange extract.