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The Best Keto Mojito – A Low Carb Cocktail
With spring in the air and warmer weather here it’s officially mojito season, and this Keto Mojito recipe is sure to find its way into your low carb stash of adult beverages.
Other than a wet t-shirt contest, our Keto Mojito is the best way to cool down on a hot day.
We can think of a few great ways to cool down, but this Keto Mojito is definitely at the top of our list. As far as mixed drinks go, it’s not as girly as most (like Sex on the Beach or Fuzzy Navel or whatever shit chicks call their drinks) and it doesn’t have the carbs that a cold beer has. The lime and mint combo is refreshing and you’ll think you’re on vacation in the Caribbean or some shit. (Drink responsibly, don’t be a jackass.)
The mojito, a Cuban classic blends mint, lime, and sugar (traditionally) to compliment the rum nicely and make for one delectable cocktail. In our low carb rendition, we will go over some alternatives to keep you on the keto track.
You know what pairs nicely with this low carb cocktail? Some No Frills Guac and low carb chips. Or forget the chips and eat that shit with a spoon!
What’s in a keto mojito?
- White rum
- Fresh lime juice
- Liquid stevia
- Freshmint leaves
- Crushed ice
- Sparkling water
How do you make a keto mojito?
First things first, let’s gather a few things you will need to make this keto mojito recipe happen.
Dive into your alcohol cabinet and pull out your favorite white rum, which in my opinion happens to be the best rum for mojitos anyway. White rum is the way to go for a keto friendly mojito since dark rum can have molasses, sugar or caramel – thus added carbs.
Next, grab two shot glasses, a shaker, a couple glasses of your choosing, and and of course some beach chairs.
Take the rum, mint, lime juice, and stevia, throw in the shaker and shake it like a salt shaker. Yes I just used the word shake 3 times in one sentence.
Pour 1/2 cup of crushed ice into each glass then fill half of each with your shaken, not stirred rum mixture.
Last, top with sparkling water in each glass and add a few fresh mint leaves.
Is any alcohol allowed on keto?
Short answer: yes, you can have alcohol on keto, so feel free to breathe a sigh of relief since sometimes you really just need a drink.
Now here’s my disclaimer; as with most things in life, too much alcohol can cause a number of other issues. Particularly with the keto diet. Alcohol can possibly reduce ketone production, so drinker beware.
While alcohol can be consumed on a ketogenic diet, if you are using the diet as a treatment for certain diseases be aware alcohol can have a negative effect.
What is the best alcohol for keto?
You may already know there are some libations that are better on a keto diet than others; hence the aforementioned keto friendly mojito. But let me give you the cliffnotes on what’s what.
Probably one of the worst alcoholic beverages on a keto diet is beer. Especially craft beers. Sorry to those craft beer enthusiasts.
Basically liquified bread, beer is on the high side of carbohydrates. The low carb beers don’t taste all that good anyway, so we just stay away from beer. Yeah I just said that.
On the keto friendly side of alcohol, any of the pure liquors, such as whiskey, vodka, tequila, brandy, cognac, and gin are fine as they contain zero net carbs. Now when you start adding things like Coke or juice the carb content goes up, so let’s stay away from that.
My personal favorite, dry red wine, is indeed keto friendly. Typically red wine like a pinot noir, cabernet, or merlot is under 3 grams of carbs or less per 5oz pour.
Wine can be a great way to get your buzz on while still staying in ketosis. Stay away from sweet red wines like Blood of Judas and lambrusco because these are sweet red wines and are higher in carbohydrates.
Dry red wines are the better option over white wines when going for the least amount of carbs, so keep this in mind when dialing in your carb intake. And definitely stay clear of moscato, moscato di asti, and rieslings because these white wines are very sweet and full of carbs.
What is the lowest carb cocktail?
The lowest carb cocktails are, as previously mentioned, going to be your pure spirits.
Of the ones listed, whiskey and rum do have some carbs to the tune of an average of less than 1/2 gram per ounce, so if you are trying to completely get away from the carbs, vodka or gin are your go-to options.
Remember that during the distilling process carbs can be added to some pure spirits to give color or flavor, so it’s fair to say not all are carbohydrated equal.
More Low Carb Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst
- the Garden Surprise – Keto Gin Cocktail
- Vodka Mojito
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- Low Carb Spicy Margarita
- Watermelon Mojitos
What are you waiting for?
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The Best Keto Mojito – Low Carb Cocktail
- 2 shots white rum
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 10 drops liquid stevia
- 10 fresh mint leaves plus more for the top (make it fancy, bro)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 cup sparkling water
- Shake together the rum, lime juice, stevia, and mint.
- Add 1/2 cup crushed ice to each of 2 glasses and top each with half the rum mixture.
- Pour the sparkling water on top and because it’s fucking important for your shit to look good, top with fresh mint.