Delicious, refreshing, and easy to make this Low Carb Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most requested bar drinks in the world.
This drink packs a serious punch and is made with sugar-free cola, and 4 types of alcohol, served in a highball glass with ice and a lemon wedge for garnish.
Despite its name, there is no actual iced tea in this low carb long island iced tea which takes its name from the color it gives by mixing the spirits with the cola.
This drink was inspired by my Keto AMF Drink, a blue long island iced tea made with blue curacao.
Ingredients used for this keto cocktail
Easy to make keto long island iced tea with 4 spirits, a low carb simple syrup, lemon juice, and low carb cola.
- Spirits: we used equal parts of vodka, rum, tequila and gin for this cocktail
- Low Carb Simple Syrup: my Low Carb Simple Syrup recipe comes in handy for this low carb cocktail, plus many other keto beverages as well.
- Low Carb Cola: my favorite is Coke Zero but you can use any sugar free or diet cola you prefer like Diet Coke, Pepsi or Pepsi Zero
- Lemon Juice: lemon juice gives it a little tart and citrus flavor.
Steps by step instructions
How to make a low carb long island iced tea?
STEP 1: Fill a highball glass with ice.
STEP 2: add the spirits, simple syrup, lemon juice and then top it off with the low carb cola.
STEP 3: Garnish with a lemon wedge and add a straw for drinking. Mix with a straw to avoid getting a mouthful of the alcohol at the bottom.
Low carb mixed drinks to order at a bar?
If you have a good bartender they may be able to customize your drinks for you.
Here are some of my low carb mixed drink recipes that you may be able to request at a bar. Some keto vodka cocktails, keto whiskey cocktails and keto rum cocktails.
Use an orange zest twist to this cocktail to add a hint of orange flavour. Traditional long island iced teas use an organge liquor like Triple Sec that contains more carbs, so we left it out in this recipe.
Having friends over? Premix this low carb cocktail by increasing the volume and making it in a large pitcher without ice. Once your guests arrive add ice to individual highball glass and pour. Garnish with lemon wedges and a straw.
Frequently asked questions
Depending on how much you drink and how many carbs are in your alcoholic drinks it may know you out of ketosis.
Drinking in moderation is key if you are going to drink alcohol. Too much alcohol will also affect your weightloss if that is your goal. Please drink responsibly.
If you did get knocked out of ketosis it can take up to around 5 days to get back into ketosis.
It depends on what was your diet and exercise routine beforehand and afterwards. Your body will try to burn the alcohol first prior to burning carbs.
There are many low carb wines on the market and can be an option if drinking in moderation. Dry red and white wines are you best options.
Someone with diabetes can drink alchol in moderation but be careful about those sneaky sugars and carbs in many mixed drinks.
Be aware of what types of mixes are in your cocktails and also be careful with those liquors as many of them are high in sugar.
Remember to drink responsibly and monitor your blood sugars to see how alcohol affects you personally.
Low Carb Long Island Iced Tea
- ¾ oz vodka
- ¾ oz white rum
- ¾ oz tequila
- ¾ oz gin
- ¾ oz simple syrup recipe
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ¼ cup sugar free cola
- Fill a highball glass with ice and add the spirits, simply syrup, lemon juice and top off with sugar free cola.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge and stir with a straw.
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