As a bartender, I’ve seen countless patrons come and go, each with their own unique drink preferences. But in recent years, there's been a noticeable shift towards healthier drinking habits.
The Keto diet, in particular, has gained widespread popularity and it’s no surprise that people are looking for ways to enjoy their favorite spirits without breaking their diet.
Tequila, a popular Mexican spirit, is a great option for those following a Keto diet.
It's made from the agave plant and has a low carb count, making it perfect for those watching their carb intake. But how do you enjoy tequila without all the sugary mixers?
Thankfully, there are plenty of Keto-friendly cocktail recipes that you can enjoy without feeling guilty. These recipes use fresh, natural ingredients and are perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a delicious cocktail while staying true to their Keto diet.
So, whether you're a tequila aficionado or just looking to try something new, read on to discover the best Keto tequila cocktail recipes that you can make at home.
1. Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is a classic cocktail that has been around for decades. This keto version of the cocktail is perfect for those who are looking for a low-carb alternative to the original recipe. Made with silver tequila, sugar-free orange soda, and sugar-free grenadine, this cocktail is a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for summertime sipping.
The layers of colors created as the drink is poured resemble a sunrise, making it a fun and festive option for any occasion. Whether you're on the keto diet or just looking for a low-carb cocktail option, this Tequila Sunrise recipe is definitely worth trying.
2. The Keto Paloma
The Keto Paloma is a refreshing and flavorful tequila cocktail that is perfect for those following a keto diet. Made with fresh grapefruit and lime juice, this cocktail is packed with essential nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and calcium. The addition of Keto Simple Syrup keeps the carb count low, making it a guilt-free indulgence.
This cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet, sour, and salty flavors that will leave you wanting more. The use of gold or cheap tequila adds a unique depth of flavor that is sure to impress. If you're looking for a low-carb cocktail that doesn't sacrifice flavor, The Keto Paloma is the perfect choice.
3. Keto Margarita
The Keto Margarita is a refreshing and delicious low-carb cocktail that is perfect for those following a ketogenic diet. This tequila-based drink is simple to make and requires no fancy equipment or techniques. The cocktail is served on the rocks and can be garnished with a salt rim if desired.
The ingredients used in the recipe are all keto-friendly, making it a guilt-free indulgence. The Keto Margarita is a great choice for cocktail hour, parties, or sipping by the pool. It's a drink that your friends will envy, even if they're not following a ketogenic diet. So, if you're looking for a tasty and low-carb way to enjoy tequila, give the Keto Margarita a try.
4. Tequila Lemonade
Tequila Lemonade is a refreshing and summery cocktail that is perfect for those who love Keto and cocktails. This cocktail is made with tequila and freshly squeezed lemon juice, making it a perfect drink for hot summer days. The cocktail is easy to make and can be customized to your liking.
It is a perfect drink for entertaining guests or enjoying a relaxing evening on your patio. If you are looking for a Keto-friendly cocktail that is under 5 carbs, then Tequila Lemonade is the perfect choice for you. With its refreshing taste and low carb count, it is sure to become your new favorite cocktail. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself how delicious it is?
5. Keto Paloma Cocktail
The Keto Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing tequila drink perfect for those on a low carb or keto diet. It's a blend of grapefruit soda, lime juice, and tequila, with only 128 calories and no net carbs.
The origins of the Paloma cocktail are unknown, but it's a classic drink in Mexico with many variations, including a spicy version with jalapenos. The pink color makes it a beautiful addition to any party or gathering. If you're a fan of tequila-based cocktails, the Keto Paloma Cocktail is a must-try.
6. Keto Tequila Sunrise
The Keto Tequila Sunrise is a refreshing low carb and sugar-free alternative to the classic cocktail. The cocktail uses a water-based drink as the main ingredient, rather than orange juice, making it significantly lighter than the original. However, all the flavors of the classic cocktail are still present, making it a perfect choice for those following a keto diet.
The combination of tequila, homemade simple syrup, pomegranate concentrate, and red food dye creates a beautiful gradient effect in the glass, making it a visually stunning drink. Overall, the Keto Tequila Sunrise is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and guilt-free cocktail option.
7. Keto Blackberry Champagne Margarita
The Keto Blackberry Champagne Margarita is a delicious low-carb cocktail that is perfect for those following a ketogenic diet. This cocktail combines the flavors of tequila, champagne, and blackberries to create a refreshing and flavorful drink. The recipe is easy to follow and can be made in just a few minutes.
It's perfect for happy hour, parties, or just a night in with friends. If you're looking for a tasty and delish cocktail that won't ruin your diet, this is the one for you. So why not give it a try and enjoy the delicious flavors of the Keto Blackberry Champagne Margarita.
8. Prosecco Margarita With Cranberry
The Prosecco Margarita with Cranberry is a festive and low-sugar cocktail that's perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is a fun twist on the classic margarita, with the addition of diet cranberry juice and a splash of prosecco. It's easy to make and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
The cocktail is garnished with an orange and/or lime wedge, cranberries, and sugared rosemary for an extra touch of holiday cheer. If you're looking for a healthier way to indulge this holiday season, this cocktail is definitely worth a try. Don't miss out on this delicious and refreshing keto tequila cocktail!
9. Skinny Margarita
If you're looking for a refreshing and guilt-free cocktail to enjoy during your keto diet, look no further than the Skinny Margarita. This cocktail has all the classic flavors of a margarita, but with fewer calories and carbs thanks to the use of a zero-calorie sweetener and fresh lime juice.
The tequila used in the recipe is also low in sugar and carbs, making it a great choice for those on a low-carb or low-sugar diet. With only 112 calories per drink, the Skinny Margarita is a great option for anyone looking to enjoy a cocktail without compromising their health goals. Give this recipe a try and transport yourself to a sunny patio in Mexico, even if you're stuck at home.
10. Tequila and Squirt Paloma
The Tequila and Squirt Paloma is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with white tequila, Squirt grapefruit soda, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt. This cocktail is a popular choice in Mexico and is often served at relaxed social gatherings.
The grapefruit soda gives it a fruity profile that is not too sweet, making it a great option for those on a keto diet. This cocktail is perfect for entertaining guests as it is easy to make and guests love it. Overall, the Tequila and Squirt Paloma is a delicious and inexpensive cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
11. Tequila Soda
The Tequila Soda is a refreshing and simple cocktail made with tequila, soda, and lime. It's perfect for a hot summer day and is a great option for those following a keto diet.
The combination of silver tequila, soda water, and lime creates a tangy taste that's not too sweet. It's a great option for those who want a simple and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
12. Ranch Water
Ranch Water is a refreshing and low-calorie cocktail that has gained popularity in recent years. This cocktail is a perfect blend of tequila, sparkling water, and lime juice. It is a perfect drink for those who are looking for a low-carb and low-calorie option.
The cocktail is easy to make and is a perfect fit for those hot summer days. It is a great option for those who want to stay fit and healthy while enjoying a delicious cocktail. If you are a fan of tequila and looking for a refreshing and low-calorie option, Ranch Water is definitely worth a try.
13. Ranch Water Cocktail
The Ranch Water Cocktail is a refreshing tequila-based drink made with only three ingredients – tequila, Topo Chico sparkling water, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It's the unofficial cocktail of Texas and perfect for a hot summer day.
The bubbles in Topo Chico are crisp, and the lime juice adds a refreshing touch. Overall, it's a simple and delicious option for anyone looking for a keto-friendly tequila cocktail.
14. Mexican Mule
The Mexican Mule is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for those following a keto diet. Made with tequila, ginger beer, and lime juice, this cocktail is a fun twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Served in a copper mug, this drink is not only visually appealing but also keeps your drink ice-cold for longer.
The combination of tequila and ginger beer creates a unique flavor profile that is sure to impress. If you're looking for a keto-friendly cocktail that is easy to make and tastes great, the Mexican Mule is definitely worth a try.
15. Lemon Margarita
The Lemon Margarita is a refreshing and tangy take on the classic Mexican cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, summer days, and Mexican night. Made with fresh lemon juice and triple sec, this cocktail is well balanced and not too tart. It is a perfect alternative to the heavy and sugary sweet and sour mix that is commonly used in margaritas.
The Lemon Margarita is easy to make in large batches, making it perfect for summer parties and gatherings. The garnishes of salt rim and lemon wedges add a pop of color and flavor to the cocktail. If you are looking for a fresh and flavorful cocktail to enjoy on a Keto diet, the Lemon Margarita is definitely worth a try.
16. Tequila and Tonic
The Tequila and Tonic is a refreshing and low-carb cocktail that blends white tequila with tonic water and fresh lime juice. It's a light and tart drink that goes well with any meal and occasion.
The lime juice adds a refreshing twist, and you can adjust the amount to your liking. Overall, it's a great alternative to the classic Gin and Tonic, with a nice balance between the tequila and tonic water.
The Paloma is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for summer. This cocktail is made with tequila and grapefruit soda, and it is packed with grapefruit flavor. The best tequila to use for this cocktail is silver, and the best grapefruit soda is Topo-Chico Twist of Grapefruit Mineral Water.
This fizzy addition doesn't have all of the added sugar that sodas do, making it a lower calorie option that's still refreshing and flavorful. If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this summer, the Paloma is definitely worth trying.
18. Texas Ranch Water Cocktail
The Texas Ranch Water Cocktail is a refreshing and simple drink that is perfect for those following a keto diet. This tequila-based drink is made with only three ingredients: tequila, fresh lime juice, and Topo Chico. What makes this drink so great is how easily customizable it is. You can adjust the amount of tequila or lime juice to your liking.
Plus, it's easy to get creative with the rim of the glass by adding Tajin seasoning or chili lime seasoning. This cocktail is perfect for sipping on during hot summer days, and it pairs well with iconic Texas foods. So, if you're looking for a simple and delicious keto-friendly cocktail, give the Texas Ranch Water a try.
19. Spicy Ranch Water
Looking for a refreshing and spicy cocktail that fits your keto diet? Look no further than the Spicy Ranch Water. This tequila-based cocktail is the perfect combination of simple and flavorful, with just a few ingredients needed to create a drink that packs a punch.
The addition of jalapeno slices gives it a spicy kick, while the Topo Chico and lime juice keep it light and refreshing. This cocktail is perfect for those hot summer days, or whenever you're in the mood for a little bit of heat with your drink. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why the Spicy Ranch Water is quickly becoming a fan favorite?
The Margarita is a classic cocktail that needs no introduction. It's a refreshing and tangy drink that's perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, and is typically served in a salt-rimmed glass. The Margarita is a versatile drink that can be served on the rocks or blended with ice for a frozen treat.
It's a crowd-pleaser that's sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a Keto-friendly version of this classic cocktail, there are plenty of recipes available that use natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit. So, why not try making a Keto Margarita at home and enjoy a guilt-free cocktail that's both delicious and refreshing?
21. Smoky Tequila and Beet Bramble
The Smoky Tequila and Beet Bramble is a unique and delicious cocktail that is perfect for those following a Keto diet. This cocktail features a spritz of Mezcal, a blanco tequila, and a blend of beet and blueberry juice that ties all the flavors together.
The traditional blackberries add a sharp citrus flavor, while a drizzle of Creme de Cassis complements the other flavors in the mix. This cocktail is definitely one to try if you're a fan of tequila-based drinks and are looking for something new and exciting to add to your cocktail repertoire.