My partner and I don’t get out too often now that we have our littles at home, but we do a weekly date night in after the kiddos go to bed. We play our favorite games and enjoy a couple of keto friendly cocktails. I’m the Scrabble Queen and he absolutely slays Cinelinx. It’s great, I get a little tipsy and boast about the time I won a spelling bee in second grade while he throws back a couple and geeks out on IMDB. It’s not the most glamorous night life, but we have a total blast together!
Recently, we started experimenting with new cocktails during our date night. This has been so much fun, he gets all Tom Cruise-y and I get to step out of my beverage choice comfort zone.
I’ll admit, it’s been a little tricky coming up with yummy cocktails that fit into a keto diet, but we are totally getting the hang of it! And quite honestly, I think we’ve struck gold with a couple of our concoctions so far. One of my favorites has been the vodka mojito.
There’s a local restaurant stationed on the waterfront nearby with amazing happy hour specials and even more amazing cocktails. Their vodka mojito is hands down my all time favorite HH special. It’s fresh, it’s delicious, it’s boozey! It’s also packed full of carbs.
We made a low carb version of the drink and it tastes IDENTICAL! Eureka!
It’s easy to make, the ingredients are simple and it only has 3 Net Carbs.
The recipe is really straightforward. I promise, you don’t have to be a mixologist to pull this one off. You’ll just need vodka, ice, lime juice, fresh mint, Splenda (Stevia or Erythritol are good too!), a little club soda, and a desire to get tipsy. The fresh mint and lime combination is super refreshing and the Splenda sweetens the deal without spoiling your entire diet.
That’s right! You can still enjoy a cocktail without killing your progress on the keto diet! Just be sure to make the right drink choices. A few pointers:
- Watch your carbs
- Look out for sneaky hidden sugars
- Stay hydrated
- Be aware that you are probably a pretty cheap date now
PSA: Lots of people report that their alcohol tolerance level significantly drops once they are on the keto diet. Be safe and limit yourself to one or two drinks. Don’t go crazy or you’ll risk a hangover from hell!
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