Keto-Friendly Alcohol: The Best and Worst Drinks

We know being a part of the Ketone Conversation™ requires sacrifice, but what’s life without a little fun?

We split the difference and decided to find out what are the best and worst alcoholic drinks to have while on the Keto Diet. 

We don’t recommend alcohol as a regular part of your diet, since it does slow down your body’s natural processes. But when you do decide to have a drink (responsibly!), we want you to make educated decisions that will keep you closer to your goals. 


If you like keeping it simple, some wines and whiskies are good options. Served straight, they have little to no carbohydrate content and there are endless flavor options to choose from. 

Aside from those though, let’s be honest, who likes drinking straight liquor (yucky!). Yes, it gets the job done, but who’s really enjoying straight rum or tequila? 

… unless you’re some kind of Keto pirate 🤔


We’re sorry to report that most mixers are not Keto-friendly. Due to their high sugar content, mixers like juice, soda, and energy drinks will quickly kick you out of Ketosis. 

Keep your wits about you at the bar and order a drink mixed with say a Diet soda, sugar-free seltzer, or sugar-free energy drink. 

These low-carb options are easy to adjust to and will keep you in line with your Keto goals. 


Now that you have some Keto-friendly options to choose from, here are some options to avoid. These drinks are Ketosis killers that are high in carbs and sugar, making them terrible options for anyone trying to achieve Ketosis.

It pains us to write this, but beer is not Keto-friendly… The average beer can contain anywhere from 10-15 grams of carbohydrates.

Most of your favorite cocktails are also not Keto-friendly. For example, the average Bloody Mary has about 10 grams of carbohydrates, and the average Piña Colada has about 30 grams!

Even something seemingly harmless like a Whiskey Sour has around 14 grams of carbohydrates. 

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So next time you’re thinking about getting rowdy, keep it in line with your Ketosis goals and choose a slimmed-down option. A good rule of thumb is to Keep it Simple. The fewer additives, the less chance of overloading your body with sugar or carbohydrates.


‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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