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Alcohol on Keto: Quick Tips for Low Carb Drinks

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  Published on April 20th, 2020
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  Last modified January 21st, 2023

You know that you have to limit your carbohydrates, but what about alcohol on keto? Alcohol can be consumed in moderation, but there are some rules to need to follow to make sure you don’t get kicked out of ketosis.

Whether you plan on enjoying a single alcoholic beverage or several, what you do before you drink can be the deciding factor to not only your night out but how you feel the next day.  Make sure not to drink on an empty stomach, and always go into your night out hydrated.  Taking these precautionary methods is crucial to the health and well-being of anyone, not just the ketogenic dieter.

When deciding on a liquor, be wary of the carbohydrate content. Certain liquors can be full of sugar, such as flavored alcohol.  However, when enjoying mixed drinks, this is only half the battle. The next step is looking at your mixer.  Whatever your drink of choice is, try and find a low-carb mixer substitute.  Full sugar sodas, juices, and even tonic water contain absurd amounts of sugar that can harm your state of ketosis. Try mixing with a diet or club soda. . . Or choose water with a splash of zero-calorie flavoring (like Mio).  This can be a great way of making sure you get enough water in while drinking.  The you of tomorrow will thank you! Don’t forget to avoid the fruit used in some mixed drinks as well!

If you are wanting to drink alcohol on keto, check out these options:

Low Carb Liquors

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Gin
  • Whiskey

Low Carb Mixers

  • Water
  • Soda water
  • Diet soda
  • Zero-calorie water flavor enhancer (like Mio or Stevia Sweet Leaf)


alcohol on keto for keto diet plan


Alcohol intake should always be monitored and done safely.  Additionally, not everyone will be interested in consuming alcohol on a ketogenic diet, and that’s great! However, it is important to note that no diet is sustainable if someone feels restricted, and if you want to enjoy low-carb drinks then you should.  Using the tips provided in this article, you can enjoy a few cold beverages without setting yourself back.  Remember to always drink responsibly and stay safe!

Want to know more about low-carb drinks?

Check out the full article here

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