Today my dear friend Kim started keto, and she said “I’m going to miss my margaritas.” As a keto foodie, I just had to offer up a low carb margarita solution. And here’s a sensible keto tip: When you are thinking about your cravings, the key is to ask yourself what you really love about that thing you are craving. In Kim’s case, she said she wanted it to have the salted rim and a lot of lime. And I wanted to make a recipe that was repeatable.
What was my design process?
I started with a double old-fashioned glass filled with ice, and added the Items I was most sure about: tequila and lime. Then I knew it would need a low carb sweetener, so I tried my new favorite KetoKrate item from June. Did you see it? We got a whole bottle of Allulose syrup from Wholesome Foods. Lastly, I added some water and one drop of orange water enhancer made by Stur.
It tasted spot on, good margarita flavor, except I got too excited when I salted the rim. I ended up wiping a lot of it off, and I learned that just a light dusting of salt is best. Most of all, in the spirit of teaching you how to invent your own low carb keto cocktails, notice what actions I took. I started with the few things I knew were true (that the drink would need alcohol, lime and salt, and then adjusted from there (add water and sweetness).
Ways to keep citrus on hand:
Here is a repeatable keto gem to share with all of you. The way to keep lemons and limes around, regardless of whether you have been to the store lately, is to keep bottles of lemon and lime juice in with the dressings and such in the door of your fridge. Is it as good as fresh? Well, of course not, but it’s definitely a backstop in case you still need to go grocery shopping. I always have both lemon and lime in my fridge, and I recently found out I really prefer the actual old fashioned Real Lemon brand from major supermarkets. Again, my unpaid opinion!
So here we go, the first of our summer cocktail series, I present to you a delicious and low carb Summer Margarita!
Low-carb Summer Margarita
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 tbsp allulose can use monk fruit or stevia as well
- 2 oz water
- Salt the rim of a double-old fashioned glass, add cubed ice
- Add tequila and lime to glass
- Dissolve sugar alternative in the water, add both to glass
- Garnish as desired
Want to make a Peach or Berry or other fruit margarita? I love these water enhancers from Stur!