Keto Cocktails like this keto lemonade are perfect for the big game, weekends, and the warm months of summer. Keto cocktails that are perfect for those fun days should be refreshing, tangy, and allow you to slump in a lawn chair. There you can contemplate life while watching the kids splash all the water out of the wading pool you just filled. No matter how your day is going you’ll love this sweet spiked keto lemonade cocktail with 0 net carbs. It’s the flavor of summer in a chilled glass. The following low carb lemonade recipe intended for readers over 21 years of age. Please drink responsibly.
For this recipe you’ll need: Vodka, lime vodka lemonade water enhancer, a lemon, a lime, and ice cube.
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How to make Keto Lemonade?
We used to go to Red Robin for their bottomless french fries and juicy hamburgers. Every time we went I’d get a Skinny Spiked Lemonade. I loved the sweet, tangy flavor and I especially loved the fact that it was super low calorie. I did not ask about net carbs because I honestly didn’t want to know.
Then one day we went and it wasn’t on the menu anymore.
The lesson I learned whic is the point of this story is that I needed to learn to make my favorite drink recipe low carb. Best of all, its quick and easy to do this with a few different choices in what I put in the recipe. The first thing is the sweetener. Using a keto sweetener instead of the sugar ladened juice that many mixed cocktails have. With all of the sugar free syrups like Torani, and the water enhancers like MIO, you can make almost any drink low carb as long as you have a little imagination. In other keto cocktails, I use monk fruit sweetener which is a great low carb sweetener alternative to added sugar or fruit juice. Some have used stevia which is another sugar substitute. I personally find it has a bit of a flavor that it adds.
If you want this to be a strictly lemon flavored lemonade then substitute lemon vodka for the lime and use only lemon juice for the the main juice and a lemon slices as a garnish. I really like the flavor that a little lime brings to this cocktail recipe though.
Is lemonade good for a keto diet?
Regular homemade lemonade is made with fresh lemon and a sweetener like simple syrup. Simple syrup is just sugar dissolved in water. Fresh lemon juice is usually quite tart by itself so adding sugar makes it easier to drink. Regular lemonade has about 25 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce serving. 25 grams. A sugar packet has 4 grams of sugar. That means just one glass of regular lemonade has over 8 sugar packets in it. So no, regular lemonade isn’t good when living a low carb life style.
A sugar free lemonade like this keto lemonade recipe is perfect for your keto diet. That’s because we don’t add over 8 sugar packets per glass. Ha ! No simple syrup, no sugar packets, just fresh lemon juice and fresh lime juice in this recipe.
Spiked Lemonade FAQsHere are the answers to the most often asked questions about spiked lemonade.
What alcohol is good to mix with lemonade?
It really depends on what you like. Some types of spirits give more flavor than others. From the least flavor adding alcohol to the most the ones I’d recommend would be:
- Flavored vodka
- White wine
- Flavored rum (coconut is yummy)
What’s a John Daly cocktail?
It’s the alcoholic version of an Arnold Palmer. The Arnold Palmer is a non-alcoholic drink which has iced tea and traditional lemonade. It is said that the legendary golfer used to drink it regularly. John Daly is a colorful golfer that is known for his big swing and self indulgent life style. Specifically how he enjoyed smoking and drinking. A John Daly is the alcoholic version of the Arnold Palmer. It has the same iced tea and lemonade ingredients with the addition of vodka usually.
As we now know, regular lemonade has lots of sugar. Like, 8 packets of sugar. Clearly this won’t work well on a keto diet. Use this recipe but use a squirt of lemonade water enhancer and a squirt of sweet tea water enhancer. Some people prefer bourbon to the vodka.
Is gin and lemonade good?
Yes! You can easily use all gin in this recipe to replace the vodka. Gin has a unique flavor that goes well with the citrus flavors of the lemon and lime in this recipe.
What is the best lemon juice to for keto lemonade?
Freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes amazing in this low carb lemonade recipe. Bottled lemon juice is much easier than buying fresh lemons, cutting them, and then getting the juice out while picking out the seeds. Just remember that most bottled lemon juice is pasteurized (aka heated). This kills possible bad bacteria but thankfully the vitamin C isn’t killed so it still has some vitamin C. It just may be a bit less than freshly squeezed lemon juice.
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More Refreshing Low Carb Cocktails
I have quite a few keto drink cocktail recipes here on Lowcarb-ology. Some are 0 carb and some are low carb, some are very low calorie, and some are not. These keto recipes have been crafted with lots of attention paid to how awesome they taste and most importantly, how many carbs they have. One thing for sure is there’s something for everyone! Please visit these pages to find more great ideas.
- Low Carb Blue Lagoon – Deep Caribbean blue color, refreshing fizzy bubbles, and a tropical coconut-pineapple flavor with just a hint of almond makes this drink summer stylish!
- Low Carb Ocean Breeze – A fruity, delicious keto summer drink with just enough vodka to remind you it?s for adults only.
- Skinny Watermelon Margarita – With 0 carbs and 108 calories this slushy adult drink will take you right through the weekend!
- Low Carb Planter’s Punch – This easy low carb Planter’s Punch is a fruity, refreshing rum cocktail. Be careful, though. It packs a punch!
- Low Carb Blood and Sand – Adapted from the original this low carb version has flavors of orange, cherry, and Scotch tanged up with a squeeze of lime and a zip of ginger ale.
- Low Carb Sex on the Beach – Flavors of tropical fruit, cranberry, and peach blend together with a little club soda for sparkle in this easy, refreshing adult beverage.
- Low Carb Sex in the Driveway – Peach, lemon, and berry flavors are given a little sparkle with the Diet Sprite.
Spiked Lemonade Drink Recipe
There’s nothing like an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot day and there’s really nothing like this 0 carb spiked lemonade! Use lots of ice and pour into a chilled glass for best flavor. Best of all, a refreshing glass is only 100 calories. If you like this recipe please give it 5 stars. Thanks!
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce lime vodka
- 4 ounces water
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon lemonade water enhancer , 0 carb
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add the water, the vodkas, the lemonade water enhancer and a squeeze of lemon and a squeeze of lime.
- Shake until the outside of the shaker is very cold.
- Strain into an ice filled “on the rocks” glass.
- Garnish with lemon and lime slices.