Refreshing Low Carb Cocktails
Looking for a spirited way to cool off this summer while sticking to your low carb diet? With the average craft brew boasting 13 grams of carbohydrates per single bottle, low carb cocktails are an attractive sip. Here are a few low carb cocktail tips and recipes you can enjoy poolside whenever the craving for a cocktail arises.
Carb counts for alcoholic beverages
Distilled spirits, unlike sweet wines and beer, contain minimal carbs and offer the basis for many low carb summer drinks. However, before you mix up your next margarita or cosmo, be aware that those added ingredients can ratchet up the carb count (don't worry, we've got low carb alternatives!)
How many carbs are in these alcohols?
*Source: Atkins Nutritionals
Best low carb mixers
Popular off the shelf cocktail mixers are usually loaded with sugar and not a good choice for low carb dieters. You may be able to find some specific low carb options; you can also ask your local supermarket or liquor store to order them for you. Even without premade mixers, you can modify your favorite mixed drinks with the following low carb substitutions.
Ready to get taste of low carb mixology? Here are three yummy low carb summer drinks.
Low carb basil mojito recipe
A fresh twist on the classic minty mojito, this low carb cocktail boasts a bold basil flavor at only 2 grams of carbs per serving.
Low carb blended strawberry margarita recipe
Especially delicious following a Tex-Mex meal hot off the grill, frosty strawberry margaritas are the ultimate summer drink. Featuring ripe strawberries and a squeeze of lime, this cool cocktail comes in at 4 grams net carbs.
Low carb ginger cosmo recipe
An elegant summer cocktail with a gingery kick and only 2 grams of carbs per serving, this low carb cosmo will help make your low carb diet resolutions stick.
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