March 8, 2018

3 Tasty Low-Carb Cocktails That Won’t Buzz Kill Your Diet!


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A tasty low-carb cocktail that won’t ruin my diet? Some dreams really do come true!

This post contain affiliate links for the neato bar accessories + glasses used in this post. Everything on our bar cart in our dining room (including the bar cart) was given to us as a wedding gift from a family member or close friend!

Today, I am sharing 3 amazing cocktails created by Sara, of Real Balanced, that you can enjoy while sticking to your low-carb or Keto diet! Sara is a brilliant dog mamma who creates delicious low-carb, keto, paleo, and low-FODMAP recipes! On top of all that she is a great friend + huge supporter of local MKE businesses. Cheers to that!

buttered rum low carb cocktail real balanced

Buttered Rum

Yields 2 Servings

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup golden monk fruit sweetener
1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/16 tsp nutmeg, plus additional for garnish
1/16 tsp cinnamon, plus additional for garnish
1/16 tsp cloves
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup spiced rum
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together butter, sweetener, syrup, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and spices until well-combined.
  2. Making each glass individually, to a cocktail shaker, add 1/2 cup hot water, 2 tbsp spiced rum, and 3 tbsp buttered rum mix. Shake until well-combined.
  3. Pour mix into a glass or mug, garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg, and serve warm.
 cranberry cocktail low carb real balanced

Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine

Yields 6 Servings
3 cups red wine
1 cup fresh cranberries
2/3 cup golden monk fruit sweetener
Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
Optional garnishes: fresh cranberries, cinnamon stick
  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients and simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  2. Pour into small glasses, garnish, and serve warm!
 real balanced low carb Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Yields 1 Serving
3 tbsp vodka
6 oz tomato juice
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp celery salt
2 drops hot sauce
1 drop Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
Ice cubes
Optional garnishes: green olives, pickle, lemon wedge
  1. Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake until well-combined.
  2. Add ice cubes to highball glass, pour in mix, garnish, and enjoy!

Sara uses Lankanto Monk Fruit in a lot of her low-carb and keto desserts. Feel free to check out her blog and be sure to follow her on Instagram for incredibly cute photos of her doggy, behind the scenes of her working from home, and updates on her eyebrows. 😉

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