The Ultimate Low-Carb Cocktail

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This sugar-free cocktail is not just low in carbs, it's also low in calories and makes the perfect refreshment for summer parties and barbecues. You can use any spirits, just make sure there is no added sugar. Gin, vodka, rum or tequila are the best options. If you use gin, add a few slices of cucumber for extra freshness.

Are you trying to lose weight?
Minimise your consumption to occasional drinks, or ideally, avoid alcohol altogether. Although there are no carbs in spirits, your body can't store alcohol as fat - it has to metabolise it. This means that your body will utilise alcohol instead of body fat which will slow down weight loss.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

3.2 grams 0.2 grams 0.2 grams 0 grams 0 grams 139 calories
Total Carbs3.4grams
Fiber0.2grams
Net Carbs3.2grams
Protein0.2grams
Fat0grams
of which Saturated0grams
Energy139kcal
Magnesium57mg (2% RDA)
Potassium53mg (3% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (93%), protein (5%), fat (2%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
  • ½ cup gin (120 ml/ 4 fl oz) - other options: vodka, rum or tequila
  • 2 cups sparkling water, or enough to top up
  • ice cubes
  • few cucumber slices (if using gin), lime slices and fresh mint
  • Optional: liquid stevia to taste (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals)

Instructions

  1. Place a few mint leaves in an ice cube tray. Fill them up with water and freeze until solid (I used large ball ice molds but you can use a regular ice cube tray). The Ultimate Low-Carb Cocktail
  2. Slice the cucumber and juice the lime. The Ultimate Low-Carb Cocktail
  3. Place a few ice cubes into two glasses. Add gin, lime juice, cucumber slices and top them with sparkling water. Optionally, mix in 3-5 drops of liquid stevia into each glass. The Ultimate Low-Carb Cocktail
  4. Garnish with fresh lime slices, cucumber and mint. Enjoy! The Ultimate Low-Carb Cocktail

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Oh my gosh! I love this and I have to ask. Where did you find those cute glasses and cocktail stirrers?

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Thank you! The glasses were actually from a local online grocery & home store (Ocado in the UK). The stirrers are from Amazon Smile

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