The classic Moscow Mule cocktail is a ginger beer based drink with a splash of vodka and garnished with a wedge of lime or mint. It's not easy to find sugar-free products that are also free of artificial sweeteners so I used my Sugar-Free Ginger Beer. I made it for New Year's and loved it so I thought I should post it just in time for Valentine's Day.
Although sugar-free alcohol drinks and low-carb cocktails will not kick you out of ketosis, alcohol is not recommended for weight loss. Moderate consumption of alcohol is only suitable for weight maintenance. You can read more about the effects of alcohol in this keto FAQ post.
I'd also like to give credit to Mellissa of I Breathe I'm Hungry who posted a low-carb version of this popular cocktail just a few weeks ago.
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Allergy information for Low-Carb Moscow Mule Cocktail
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving)
Net carbs2.8 grams
Calories from carbs 88%, protein 6%, fat 6%
Total carbs3 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium24 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium7 mg(2% RDA)Potassium53 mg(3% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
- 1 serving Sugar-Free Ginger Beer (1/4 cup Ginger Beer concentrate + 1 1/2 cups sparkling water)
- 4 fl oz vodka (120 ml)
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (30 ml/ 1 fl oz)
- ice cubes
- lime slices or mint for garnish
- Optional: 1/3 cup fresh raspberries for flavour boost (40 g/ 1.4 oz) + few more for garnish
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