Alcoholic drinks like sangria, mojitos, and margaritas may hit the spot in terms of taste, but they’re also a one-way ticket out of ketosis. In this classic cocktail recipe, you’ll use fresh lemon juice, exogenous ketones, and stevia for flavor, and vodka as your spirit of choice.
This cocktail recipe is:
The ingredients include:
- Perfect Keto Strawberry Lemonade Base
- Fresh lemonade
Optional additional ingredients
- Monk fruit sweetener
- Lime juice
- Keto-friendly flavoring
Health Benefits of This Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
If you’re looking forward to relaxing with a cocktail but also want to put a little pep in your step while you do it, this lemon drop cocktail is like hitting two birds with one stone. Naturally, the vodka will give you a nice buzz, but the real secret ingredient here is the exogenous ketones.
Since exogenous ketones can be used immediately for energy, no drawn-out digestive process needed; when you sip on this cocktail, you’ll be providing your body with a little boost in energy[*].
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Blood Sugar Regulating Plus Antioxidants
Most lemon drop martinis that you order at a bar come packed with sugar. That’s what makes this cocktail such a treat, after all. The downside is that once you’re done with your tasty treat, you’ll be craving more…and more. Why? Because you’re on a blood sugar roller coaster.
True to keto-style, this low-carb martini replaces the sugar with stevia, resulting in zero grams of sugar and only two net carbs. In addition to keeping your blood sugar stable, stevia is packed with antioxidant compounds that support the fight against oxidative stress[*].
While alcohol can be a nice way to relax at the end of the day, one of the downfalls is that it increases oxidative stress in your body. When you sip on this keto martini, however, you’ll be naturally supporting your antioxidant defenses to help combat some of the stress that the alcohol is inducing[*].
Are There Carbs In Martini’s?
The number of carbs in your martini depends on the type of martini you’re enjoying.
Vodka itself has zero carbohydrates, but most martinis don’t just include vodka. For instance, a Cosmopolitan will get its carbs from cranberry juice, and an apple martini will be loaded with sugar from the apple-flavored syrup.
However, a dirty martini with a splash of olive juice will yield little to no carbs.
To ensure your martini is keto, keep a steady eye on the ingredients you’re adding. Low-carb cocktails should include no added sugars.
Do’s And Don’ts When Making A Keto Cocktail
To ensure that your martini is going to fit squarely into your keto diet, keep these guidelines in mind:
- Stay away from flavored or sweetened vodka. Even vodka that says “lemon flavor” likely comes with a hefty dose of sugar in it as well. Instead, add your own flavors like fresh lemon juice or flavor extracts that are sugar-free.
- Always go for water or soda water, and avoid tonic water. Even though you may not have guessed it, tonic water is full of sugar and could kick you out of ketosis even in moderate amounts.
- Avoid fruit juices or any type of syrup. Many cocktails come with little extras like a splash of juice or a pump of simple syrup. If you’re out at a bar, always ask what ingredients are added to your drink.
- Use salt to lime the rim of your martini, not sugar. This may seem obvious, but it’s an easy mistake to make, especially when you’re not the one making the cocktail.
- Watch out for liqueur like triple sec, it may add a nice flavor, but it’s packed with carbs.
Will Alcohol Kick You Out Of Ketosis?
Alcohol in moderation shouldn’t kick you out of ketosis — as long as the alcohol is low carb.
With that being said, excessive alcohol intake can interrupt ketosis as your body wisely chooses to metabolize alcohol before any other nutrient that comes in. Therefore, if you’re enjoying higher or even moderate carb cocktails, this could lead to increased blood sugar, or at the very least, a halting of fat burning.
As long as you drink low-carb alcohol in moderation, you should be fine. As always, each individual is unique, so check your ketones to figure out your alcohol limit.
Berry Delicious Lemon Drop Martini
This keto strawberry lemon drop martini is a delicious summer cocktail made with simple ingredients like fresh lime juice, exogenous ketones, and vodka.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 martini’s 1x
- 2 scoops Perfect Keto Strawberry Lemonade Base
- 4 ounces vodka
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon stevia
- Add vodka, ice, Perfect Keto base, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 10-15 seconds.
- Dip the rim of each martini glass in water, then dip into stevia.
- Pour martini’s into each glass and garnish with a sliced lemon and a small strawberry.
- Serving Size: 1 martini
- Calories: 159
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
Keywords: Keto strawberry lemon drop martini