If you're looking for delicious and refreshing drinks that won't compromise your health goals, Sugar Free Cocktails are a perfect choice.
Choosing drinks when you're health-conscious or have dietary restrictions that require you to avoid sugar can be challenging, especially when it comes to cocktails. But fear not! In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the best sugar-free cocktails.
- Why choose sugar free cocktails?
- What to look out for when enjoying those low carb cocktails
- Keto Espresso Martini
- Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail
- Sugar Free Margarita
- Easy Keto Moscow Mule
- Sugar Free Mojito
- Low Carb White Sangria
- Low Carb Strawberry Daiquiri
- Low Carb Pornstar Martini
- Low Carb Negroni
- Low Carb Long Island Iced Tea
- Keto White Russian
- Keto AMF Drink
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Final Thought on Sugar Free Cocktails
Whether you're a fan of classic cocktails or a mixed drink with a sugar-free twist or innovative new creations, we've got you covered. Get ready to quench your thirst with some of the best sugar-free cocktails around.
Why choose sugar free cocktails?
Here are five reasons why choosing sugar-free cocktails can be beneficial, especially for those who are diabetic or on a low-carb or ketogenic diet:
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels: Sugar-free cocktails are perfect for people who are diabetic or trying to keep their blood sugar levels under control. By avoiding sugar in your drinks, you can prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking.
- Fewer Carbs: People who are on a low-carb or ketogenic diet can benefit from sugar-free cocktails because they typically have fewer carbs than cocktails made with sugary mixers. This means you can enjoy a cocktail without worrying about consuming too many carbs.
- Weight Management: Sugar-free cocktails are an excellent choice for people who are trying to manage their weight. Sugary drinks can be high in calories, but by choosing sugar-free cocktails, you can enjoy a delicious drink without packing on the pounds.
- Better for Overall Health: Excess sugar consumption has been linked to a range of health issues, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. By choosing sugar-free cocktails, you can reduce your overall sugar intake and improve your health.
- Delicious Flavor: Just because sugar is left out of cocktails, it doesn't mean they're any less delicious. In fact, many sugar-free cocktails use fresh ingredients and creative combinations to create unique and tasty drinks that are perfect for any occasion.
So, whether you're diabetic, on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, or simply looking for a healthier alternative to sugary cocktails, choosing sugar-free cocktails is a smart and tasty choice. Let's get started!
What to look out for when enjoying those low carb cocktails
When drinking sugar-free cocktails, it's essential to be mindful of the ingredients in your drink to ensure that you're not unknowingly consuming sugar. Here are some ingredients to look out for when ordering or making sugar-free cocktails:
- Fruit Juices: While fruit juices can be a healthy addition to cocktails, they can also be high in sugar. Make sure to choose drinks made with freshly squeezed juices or unsweetened juice alternatives.
- Syrups: Simple syrups, flavored syrups, and other sweetened syrups are often added to cocktails to enhance their flavor. Make sure to choose sugar-free syrups or ask for your drink to be made without them.
- Liqueurs: Many liqueurs, such as Triple Sec and Kahlua, are high in sugar. Choose sugar-free or low-sugar alternatives, such as orange bitters or espresso.
- Artificial Sweeteners: While artificial sweeteners can be used to sweeten cocktails without adding sugar, they can also have negative health effects. Choose cocktails sweetened with natural sweeteners, such as stevia or monk fruit, or simply ask for your drink to be unsweetened.
- Garnishes: Some garnishes, such as candied fruit or sugared rims, can add a significant amount of sugar to your drink. Opt for fresh fruit or herb garnishes instead.
- Sodas: a mixed drink is often mixed with sodas or soft drinks like Coke, Pepi, Ginger Ale. Opt for zero sugar sodas like diet ginger ale or other sugar free carbonated beverages to mix your cocktails. Even lemon juice goes a long way in many cocktails.
By being mindful of the carb count and ingredients in your sugar-free cocktails, you can enjoy delicious and refreshing drinks without compromising your health goals.
Keto Espresso Martini
Keto Espresso Martini is a lightly sweetened strong and delicious cocktail best served to replace your after-dinner coffee.
It's a rich and creamy cocktail mixed with vodka and espresso and only 2g of carbs per drink.
Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail
Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail. Sweetener, bitters and whiskey make this Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail, it's really that easy. I swapped the sugar for a low carb sweetener to make this low-carb and diabetic-friendly.
Sugar Free Margarita
The flavors of citrus and tequila come through with a hint of sourness in this delicious 3 ingredient Low Carb Sugar Free Margarita cocktail.
My Low Carb Simple Syrup recipe is a simple way to sweeten this tasty margarita without all the added sugar. Keeping it low carb and keto so you can enjoy sipping without the sugar highs and lows.
Easy Keto Moscow Mule
This Easy Keto Moscow Mule recipe makes the most delicious low-carb cocktail for summer! It’s perfectly refreshing and keto friendly.
A Moscow Mule is a yummy cocktail made of ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice and often garnished with fresh mint. It’s served in a signature copper mug that takes on the cool temperature of the drink.
Sugar Free Mojito
With only 2g total carbs per mojito, you will be enjoying these skinny mojitos any time you are ready to have a cool low carb beverage. Enjoy on a hot summer's day or invite your friends over for a dance party. Either way, if you enjoy these cocktails, they will fit into a low carb, keto and diabetic lifestyle.
Low Carb White Sangria
I just love this Low Carb White Sangria because it is light and refreshing and full of all my favorite berries. Enjoy this low carb and sugar-free cocktail on a hot summer's day by the pool or sip with your friends on the patio.
Made low carb and diabetic friendly with a low sugar white wine and a berry flavored sparkling water.
Low Carb Strawberry Daiquiri
This Low Carb Strawberry Daiquiri is a perfect cocktail for girls' night or just a weekend drink when you're feeling something fruity and delicious. A simple keto strawberry daiquiri made with white rum, frozen strawberries and stevia, topped off with berry sparkling water.
Low Carb Pornstar Martini
A delicious and refreshing Low Carb Pornstar Martini made with vanilla, passionfruit and lime flavors. Served with a shot of prosecco or champagne on the side.
They say it's called a pornstar martini to evoke a stylish and confident drink that's pure indulgence, sexy and fun. (see source) Despite the controversial name, this keto pornstar martini is simple to make and super fun to drink.
Low Carb Negroni
Happy hour is back with this Low Carb Negroni recipe. Serving up this fine cocktail is easy to make and a tasty aperitif with only 3 grams of carbs.
A perfect way to wake up those taste buds before a meal. Enjoy this keto cocktail on the rocks made with a twist to give you all the classic Negroni flavors but without all the sugar.
Low Carb Long Island Iced Tea
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.
Keto White Russian
Keto White Russian is a delicious low carb vodka cocktail made with espresso and cream. Super decadent and easy to make. This keto white Russian recipe contains only 1g net carb per cocktail.
Keto AMF Drink
Keto AMF Drink is a fun spin on the long island iced tea with a blue twist. We are also keeping it low carb and diabetic friendly so that you can enjoy this cocktail without the sugar spikes.
This boozy keto cocktail is made with 5 different spirits, guaranteed to get you in the mood and give you all the summer vibes while soaking up some sun on the patio.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, sugar-free cocktails can still be sweet thanks to natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit, or low-calorie sweeteners like erythritol.
Yes, sugar-free cocktails are a great option for diabetics who need to control their blood sugar levels. However, it's important to choose cocktails made with natural sweeteners rather than artificial sweeteners.
Sugar-free cocktails can be lower in calories than traditional cocktails, especially if they are made with natural sweeteners and low-calorie mixers. However, it's important to note that alcohol itself is high in calories per shot, so moderation is key.
Final Thought on Sugar Free Cocktails
Sugar-free cocktails are a great option for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without compromising their health goals. By being mindful of the ingredients in your drink and choosing sugar-free alternatives, you can indulge in a refreshing cocktail guilt-free.
Whether you're diabetic, on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, or simply looking to reduce your sugar intake, sugar-free cocktails are a smart and tasty choice. So, next time you're in the mood for a drink, try one of our recommended sugar-free cocktail recipes and enjoy all the flavors without the sugar. Cheers to good health and please drink responsibly.