The other day, my partner brought home a special drink for me: diet ginger beer. At first, I was a little perplexed. You see, I'm a diehard for Diet Dr. Pepper; I drink it like water eight days a week. What the heck was I supposed to do with diet ginger beer? But like so many things, I couldn't see the forest through the trees. He had plans to whip up a low carb Moscow Mule (or two).
Are you kidding me? I haven't had a Moscow Mule in for.ev.er.
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I didn't even know that diet ginger beer was a thing until he showed up with it. Guess what, guys? It's absolutely delicious. Where has this been all my life?
The Bedford's Diet Ginger Beer is sweetened with Stevia and my old friend Sucralose. That means it's sugar free! Zero carbs or calories in a whole bottle. The company is based out of Port Angeles, WA so it might just be a local thing. I didn't see it when I was poking around for it on Amazon, but I did find Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer on the site with similar nutrition data. If you have been craving a Moscow Mule or just really miss ginger beer, definitely check it out!
If you're like, "Um, what?! You can drink alcohol on the keto diet?!" Yes, you can. But be sure to read this keto diet alcohol guide first, just to clear things up for you.
Keto Low Carb Moscow Mule Recipe
For the recipe, you'll only need a few things: the diet ginger beer of your choice, vodka, lime juice, and ice. You don't need a fancy copper Moscow Mule mug, but it certainly doesn't hurt anything.
First, chill a stirring glass with ice. Add lime juice and vodka to the glass; stir until the glass is nice and frosted. Pop ice into your copper mug (or your not-so-fancy cup), then strain the liquid from the stirring glass over the top. Fill the rest of your mug (or peasant cup) with diet ginger beer and get ready to be blown away.
This low carb Moscow Mule tastes just like the real deal, and it's totally sugar-free. HEAVEN!
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 4 oz diet ginger beer
- Chill stirring glass with ice.
- Add lime juice and vodka to stirring glass. Stir until glass is frosted.
- Strain the mixture into a copper mug with ice.
- Fill the mug with diet ginger beer and serve.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published cookbook author.
Or instead of Diet Ginger beer, Zevia makes a stevia sweetened Ginger Beer. Their other sodas are good, as long as you like stevia.
Tasha Metcalf says
Oh, awesome! I didn't know they offered that. Thanks for the heads up, that might be a little easier to track down for people too. Seems like a pretty common brand available in most grocery stores. 😍