This Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash is the perfect refreshing summertime low carb cocktail recipe. Enjoy a keto cocktail recipe without giving up your healthy lifestyle.
The perfect summer keto cocktail recipe
Summa summa summatime! It’s keto cocktail time! This Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon smash is super simple to make and only takes ingredients that you likely already have in your home. Not a fan of bourbon? This is also great with rum or vodka. I also like to add a little fizz to it and top it off with some club soda. It just makes it that much more refreshing! Now you can enjoy all the best low carb drinks, all summer long!
In case you haven’t noticed, I am loving tapping into my old bartending skills and mixing up low carb cocktails this summer. This Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash leaves me with sunshine on the brain. It is the perfect refreshing low carb cocktail for a hot summers day. I like to make a pitcher of these, fire up the grill and invite friends over for a low carb barbecue. These go great with my Keto Barbecue Dry Rub Ribs and a side of mock potato salad and dill pickle coleslaw (all three of those recipes can be found in my book Craveable Keto).
Can I have alcohol on keto?
I have been asked time and time again if it is okay to drink alcohol on a low carb diet. While I don’t think the answer is necessarily a one-size-fits-all approach, I think with a little creativity, and some moderation, you can easily work the occasional low carb cocktail into your keto lifestyle. If you need help navigating alcohol on a low carb diet, check out My Complete Guide to Carbs in Alcohol.
In addition to this Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash, check out some of my other favorite low carb cocktail recipes:
- Low Carb Cucumber Mojitos
- Keto Strawberry Margarita Gummy Bears
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- Tart Cranberry Cooler
- Black Beauty – Low Carb Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
- Keto Blueberry Mojito
- The Garden Surprise – Keto Gin Cocktail
KETO HAPPY HOUR: 50 Low Carb Craft Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst.
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So it’s Friday night and you’re feeling alright. You’re ready to dance the night away with a cocktail in your hand. OR, if you are more like me, you want to have a cocktail at home with friends. But how do you know what to drink? What is the best alcohol for a low carb diet. Or what alcohol is lowest in carbs?
First, I’m going to break down the carbs in alcohol for you. Check out my Complete Guide to Carbs in Alcohol. If you’re wondering… Can you have alcohol on a low carb diet? Is alcohol keto? You might be saying to yourself “But wait? I can’t! I’m low carb.” Well, you are NOT low carb. You’re are a person following a low carb lifestyle. Do not be defined by your dietary decisions. Doing so will lead to a life of restriction and feeling restricted often causes us to stray from our intended path. Besides, who wants to pass up low carb gummy worms. Especially when they are boozy low carb gummy worms.
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I know that it can be tricky to navigate alcohol on a low carb diet, so I’m taking all the guess work out of it for you. I’ll show you how to indulge, while still sticking to your healthy living, ketogenic lifestyle. If you think you can no longer have those delicious Moscow Mules at happy hour with your friends, or that you have to skip those margaritas on Taco Tuesday, think again! I’m putting your favorite drinks back on the menu, the low carb menu, that is.
Whether you are craving a cocktail after a long day of work, or looking to do some healthy entertaining, this book has you covered. From mixers, to drinks and even some pub grub. It’s all in there! Mixing up cocktails should be fun and it shouldn’t come at the cost of your health and weight loss goals. Keto Happy Hour bridges the gap between feeling deprived and feeling mighty fine.
WITH RECIPES LIKE:
- Strawberry Basil Lemon Drops
- Boozy Hot Cocoa
- Dill Pickle Martinis
- Cucumber Mojitos
- Moscow Mules
- Irish Coffee
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- Bloody Marys
- Scratch made Low Carb Bloody Mary Mix
- Homemade low carb coffee liqueur and Low Carb Irish cream
- Low Carb Whiskey Sour
- Hot Toddy
- Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas
- And even…
- Low Carb Strawberry Margarita Gummy Worms
AND EVEN SOME FOOD RECIPES LIKE:
- Halloumi Bruschetta
- Cheesy Nachos
- Barbecue Smoked Sausages
- Pizza Bagels
- Teriyaki Steak Bites
- Avocado Keto Hummus
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
- Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings
- Bloody Mary Roasted Nuts
- Red Wine Fudgesicles
- and more…
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I love keeping my home bar stocked with all the tools I need to pretend I am a master mixologist. I love this home bar set up.
- 3 strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 3 basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon powdered erythritol (I use this brand)
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- pinch of ground black pepper
- Fill a large rocks glass with ice.
- Combine the strawberries, basil, erythritol, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the strawberries and basil are crushed and have released their juices.
- Add the lemon juice and pepper, and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Cap and shake.
- Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker over top of the ice in the rocks glass.
- Garnish with a strawberry slice and a basil crown.
Per cocktail: 2.6 net carbs
- Category: drinks
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 159
- Sugar: 2.4g
- Sodium: 7mg
- Fat: 0.4g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 3.5g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Protein: 0.5g
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