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Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail

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Daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail where the main ingredient is rum (my favourite!), fruit and sugar. And guess how many carbs an average lime Daiquiri has? Did you know that classic Daiquiri contains about 20-25 g of net carbs of which 16-20 g is sugar — all this just in one cocktail!

I made this low-carb alternative using just a few drops of stevia and it tastes great — even my non-keto friends couldn't tell the difference!

One serving recipe contains just 3.6 g of net carbs. And you can make it almost zero-carb: Substitute half of the juiced lime with some natural lime or lemon extract, 1-2 drops of essential oil.

To read more about the effects of alcohol on low-carb, check out our guide to alcohol.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.5 grams
Protein0.2 grams
Fat0 grams
Calories108 kcal

Calories from carbs 93%, protein 5%, fat 2%

Total carbs3.7 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium11 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium6 mg(1% RDA)Potassium52 mg(3% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 1 large lime, juiced (about 3 tbsp)
  • 1 shot dark or white rum (45 ml/ 1 1/2 fl oz)
  • 3-6 drops liquid Stevia extract, powdered Swerve or Erythritol, to taste
  • ice to taste
  • lime for garnish
  • Optional: few drops of lime, lemon or orange extract


  1. Before you start, place the glass in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This will keep your drink cool. Wash and juice the lime, add rum and a few drops of stevia. Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail
  2. You can optionally add a few drops of lime, lemon or orange extract, preferably PG-free. Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail
  3. Place the ice in the blender and pulse until crushed.
    Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail
  4. Remove the glass from the freezer, fill with the crushed ice and add the lime mixture. Serve immediately. Note: You can alternatively use a shaker. Just place everything inside, shake and strain the mixture into the cocktail glass. Low-Carb Daiquiri Cocktail

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Lime (juice), fresh
3.5 g0.2 g0 g11 kcal
Rum, distilled alcoholic beverage (~40% vol)
0 g0 g0 g97 kcal
Stevia extract (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals, natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Ice cubes
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.5 g0.2 g0 g108 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I want to thank BIG TIME for including carbs and net carbs. So many sites only list net carbs. I appreciate not so thank you very much.


Thank you Cheri!