Mai Tai cocktail in a tall glass with cut limes on the table nearby.

Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe: Low Carb Tiki Drink

This vibrantly colored Mai Tai cocktail recipe is the ultimate, fruity summer tiki drink. It’s the perfect tropical getaway any time of the year – and this luscious beverage is 0-carbs, too.

For this recipe you’ll need: white rum, spiced rum, lime, lemon, club soda, sugar free syrups in the following flavors (I use Torani): pineapple, orange, almond, and cherry

Mai tai cocktail in a tall glass garnished with lemon and lime

Summer is almost over. My kids started school last week and the days have been dipping under 100F – a sure sign of fall here in Texas. I’m honestly kind of ready for autumn and all of the comfy-coziness it brings but I’ll be a little sad to say goodbye to my fruity tiki drinks, like this Mai Tai cocktail.

This cocktail really made me think because I couldn’t, for the life of me, get the flavor right. It would taste too mediciney, or too sweet, or not sweet enough until finally, VOILA!

A perfect, low carb Mai Tai recipe – just in time to raise a toast to the end of summer.

A closeup of a red mai tai cocktail garnished with lime
Low carb and relatively low calorie this sweet tropical cocktail is easy to make.

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The sugar free syrups are always available locally but you can almost always find them online. I’ve found SO many uses for the sugar free pineapple syrup!

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More Low Carb Cocktail Recipes

There’s no reason not to enjoy an occasional cocktail on a low carb diet, especially when they are low carb/no carb like this one! Here are more of my favorites:

Low Carb Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Whether you’re on a tropical beach, hiding from the triple digit heat in your house, or fighting the winter blues with a sleet storm going on outside this cocktail recipe will brighten up any day! Mai Tai means “good” in Polynesian and this mouthwatering mai tai cocktail certainly lives up to that. If you like this recipe please give it 5 stars, thanks!

Mai Tai cocktail in a tall glass with cut limes on the table nearby.
This easy low carb cocktail is fruity and sweet with a splash of rum.
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Low Carb Mai Tai Cocktail

This vibrant, fruity, tiki cocktail is full of tropical flavors that will sweep you away to the Caribbean any time of the year. 
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American - low -carb
Keyword 0 carb, cocktail, low carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 197kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce sugar free pineapple syrup , more to taste
  • 1/2 ounce sugar free almond syrup
  • 1/4 ounce sugar free orange syrup
  • 1/4 ounce sugar free cherry syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 6 ounces club soda
  • lemon and lime slices for garnish


  • Shake all ingredients except the club soda and garnishes in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Pour into an ice filled glass.
  • Top with club soda - if you don't stir it should stay separate as in the images.
  • Garnish with lemon and lime wheels and serve.


This recipe has 0 carbs and 0 sugar. If it's not noted in the nutritional info it's not there.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 36mg | Sugar: 0g


1 thought on “Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe: Low Carb Tiki Drink”

  1. 5 stars
    I would suggest, some light and dark rum (spiced rum is always packed full of sugar). A smidge of funky rum (Jamaican or anything from French colonies). You could easily make orgeat (almonds, orange flower water, and your sugar of choice) if you have a blender and a strainer. Squeeze fresh lime juice of your own. Shake like a baby, dump in a cup. Put pint on to (after you slap or rub a cpl leaves)

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