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

Keto Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe: Low Carb Tiki Drink

This vibrantly colored Hawaiian Keto 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 (or dark rum if you have it), lime juice, lemon, club soda, sugar free syrups in the following flavors (I use Torani): pineapple, orange, almond, and cherry. For garnish, you can use a lime cut into a lime wedge, a pineapple wedge or maraschino cherry would look great (just don’t eat them to avoid the sugar in them).

Mai tai cocktail in a tall glass garnished with lemon and lime
The perfect tropical getaway, the a Keto Mai Tai !

What is a Mai Tai?

Summer is a time of lazy hot days and boy, do I need something to cool me down. My kids are running around and the days have been hovering over 100F. This is a sure sign of summer here in Texas. I’m honestly kind of ready for fall 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 keto 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!

After many tries, I finally made the best Mai Tai recipe just in time to raise a toast to the heat of summer. It has all the tropical flavors of a full sugar Mai Tai, but with 0 net carbs. The real sugar laden Mai Tai recipe has fruit juice tasting liqueurs that taste like orange juice like orange curacao. Other recipes have pineapple juice and simple syrup. This isn’t too bad as there aren’t any carbs. The trouble ingredient for anyone on a keto diet is orgeat syrup. It is an almond extract that has 19 grams of sugar in 1 ounce. That’s almost 5 sugar packets in one ounce. Other recipes use grenadine which is another sugar laden ingredient that I didn’t use in this drink. It has 13 grams of sugar in one ounce.

Low carb and relatively low calorie this sweet tropical cocktail is easy to make.

Mai Tai means “good” in Tahitian and this mouthwatering mai tai cocktail certainly lives up to that. All the tropical flavors without all the sugar.

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.

More Low Carb Cocktail Recipes

There’s no reason not to enjoy an occasional keto cocktail on a low carb diet, especially when they are low carb or 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 snow storm going on outside, this keto cocktail recipe will brighten up any day! 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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Keto Mai Tai Cocktail

This vibrant, fruity, low carb 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 “Keto 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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