Refreshing Low-Carb Daiquiri

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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? There is about 20-25g of net carbs of which 16-20g is sugar - all this just in one cocktail! If you are wondering about the effects of alcohol on low-carb, read this.

I made this low-carb alternative using just a few drops of stevia and it tastes great! I made some of these for my friends today and they couldn't tell it was low-carb!

My recipe has 3.6 g of net carbs which is quite low. And you can make it almost zero-carb: Substitute 1/2 of the juiced lime with 1 tsp of natural lime extract. The net carbs content of such cocktail will drop to only 2 grams!


Nutritional values (per serving)

3.6 grams 1.1 grams 0.18 grams 0.03 grams 0 grams 108 calories
Total Carbs4.7grams
Net Carbs3.6grams
of which Saturated0grams
Energy (calories)108kcal

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (93.4%), protein (4.8%), fat (1.8%)

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 shot dark or white rum (1 ½ -2 fl oz)
  • 3-6 drops liquid Stevia extract or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list
  • 1 cup ice
  • lime for garnish
  • Optionally: a few drops of either lime, lemon or orange natural 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.
  2. You can optionally add a few drops of lime, lemon or orange extract, preferably PG-free. You can read more about food extracts here.
  3. Place the ice in the blender and pulse until crushed.
  4. Remove the glass from the freezer, fill with the crushed ice and add the lime mixture. Serve with a piece of lime.
    Note: You can alternatively use a shaker. Just place everything inside, shake and strain the mixture into the cocktail glass.

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