Now, it may not come to anyone’s surprise, but I really enjoy drinking alcoholic beverages. I mean, I am 23-years-old after all. Initially, that was one of the reasons that I started keto – it gave me the option to still enjoy nights out with friends drinking alcohol and also lose weight!
In the beginning, I stuck to my guns. I would drink either gin or vodka with soda and lime. If I was going to drink a shot, it would be either whiskey or more vodka (as noted in a previous post, you unfortunately have to avoid Jagermeister at 10 carbs/ounce).
One day, I was browsing the Reddit Keto group on Facebook and came across quite a few people who were enjoying their diet sodas with a splash of cream in them. I was a bit skeptical. It seemed a little weird.
I splashed a bit in my Diet Dr. Pepper and took a drink. OH MY GOSH. So delicious. It was kind of like a root beer float, only with Dr. Pepper. Perfectly creamy and such a great treat.
I took this a step further when I added alcohol…
Yes, a low carb and keto-friendly root beer float. I used The Kraken spiced rum for this recipe!
As always, remember to be responsible when drinking. Especially because it’s VERY easy to get drunk on a keto, low carb diet. Lack of carbs = total lush. Even you big guys, be careful!
Let Thirsty Thursday commence!
If you would like more information on alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed on keto, check out one of my other posts:
Macro/Nutrition: For 1* float, these come out to roughly 170 calories, 0 carbs, 0 NET carbs, 10 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber and 0 grams of protein per serving!
- 1 cup diet Root Beer
- 1 ounce spiced rum
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- handful ice
- Place both ingredients into martini shaker with ice and shake heavily for about 30 seconds.
- Pour into fancy glass and enjoy!
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Dom Geracia is a passionate cat dad and Keto enthusiast from Pittsburgh. When he's not motivating the Keto community on Instagram, you can likely find him in the kitchen cooking up something delicious with his husband, Seth.