Have you ever had a kamikaze shot before? They are dee-lish! These sweet little shooters can be leisurely sipped, but are usually enjoyed quickly after a group cheers to get the party started.
Typically made with simple syrup and triple sec, the traditional kamikaze shot can easily cost you over 50 grams of net carbs per drink! To put this into perspective for those of us following the keto diet, this is over double our allotted carb count for an entire days worth of eating… in one swift gulp. Unacceptable!
If you want to know more about drinking alcohol on the keto diet, be sure to check out this guide.
The Sugar-Free Kamikaze Shot Recipe
I’m of the firm belief that you can make any recipe low in carbs, including this sugary party pleaser. You can get a nearly identical taste using a low carb sweetener like Erythritol or Stevia in place of the triple sec and syrup.
This kamikaze shot recipe is low carb, sugar-free and soooooo (…ooooooooo) good! If you love sweet cocktails but have committed to following the keto diet, this is for YOU! Total carb count is less than 3 net carbs. That’s a far cry from 50! You have to try this, it will not disappoint.
The best part is that you can't even tell this is a healthy, “diet” cocktail... it tastes just like the ones your favorite bartender would serve up but without all the carbs.
The ingredients are simple and accessible; no mixologist sorcery here! Just vodka, lime juice, and low carb sweetener. You’ll also want to grab a shaker and some ice to chill the drink really well. Now go enjoy that low carb kamikaze shot!
Note on the sweetener: I used Splenda for my low carb sweeter in the original recipe, but I've switched to using either Stevia or Erythritol. The original post was a couple years back and I've since learned that granulated Splenda has maltodextrin in it! Yuck, it's basically sugar and has a big impact on blood glucose. Lesson learned, best to avoid it altogether if you're doing the keto diet! I wanted to be sure to update the recipe and post with ingredients that I'm currently using so you can learn from my mistakes! Be sure to pick a low carb sugar substitute that works for you and you're guaranteed the same awesome results for your kamikaze shot!
- ¾ shaker Ice
- 2 tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 g Granulated Stevia or Erythritol
- 1 shot Vodka
- Place ice in shaker.
- Add lime juice, sweetener, and vodka.
- Cover and shake.
- Serve in chilled rocks glass or short tumbler.
What’s your favorite cocktail? Be sure to comment below and I’ll see if I can give it a low carb spin!
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published cookbook author.