Top 20 Keto Summer Drinks

By:Mary Jones June 18, 2020


Summer is here, time to celebrate it with a delicious drink! No matter if it’s alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks you’re after, we’ve got quite a few options for you to choose from—and enjoy without blowing your hard-earned ketosis! Let’s start with 10 non-alcoholic options for everyone to enjoy.


Top 10 Non-Alcoholic Keto Summer drinks


1. MCT-loaded Iced Matcha Keto Drink 

Matcha tea is extremely rich in antioxidants and anti-aging compounds. Energizing, but without the jitters you get from caffeine, this refreshing drink is an amazing keto option for you to try this summer. 

Ingredients: 

- Matcha powder 1 teaspoon 

- Almond milk 1 cup, unsweetened 

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste 

 

Directions: 

1. Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend well until the matcha is dissolved (usually about a minute just to be sure). 


2. Add more sweetener if needed. 


3. Serve over ice. Enjoy! 


4. Try using coconut milk instead of almond milk too!

 


2. Keto Mojito Mocktail  

Have you ever tried the legendary mojito adapted to the keto lifestyle? This is one of our favorite takes on the matter—and definitely our go-to non-alcoholic keto drink this summer. 

 

Ingredients: 

- Lemon or lime - 1/2 fruit 

- Fresh mint - 1 cup, loosely filled 

- Zero-carb lemon-flavored soda - 12 fluid ounces 

- Ice 

- Lemon wedge for garnish 


Directions: 

1. Squeeze the juice of your lemon or lime into a cup of your choice. Half a fruit should yield you about one tablespoon. Put the squeezed peel in the cup for extra flavor and antioxidants form the peel.

 

2. Tear the mint leaves into large pieces and throw them in the cup. Using a spoon or straw, press the leaves into the lemon juice to release the mint flavor. 


3. Add ice to the cup. 


4. Pour the diet soda over the ice. 


5. Stir the drink with a straw. Let sit for a few minutes.

 

6. Serve cold with a straw! 

 


3. Cucumber & Lime Iced Keto Drink 

 An awesome refresher for the cold summer days, this drink packs just 4 net carbs per serving but comes with a whole lot of extra health benefits. Cucumbers promote hydration, limes provide antioxidants, and ginger boosts immunity—everything without jeopardizing your ketosis! 

 

Ingredients: 

- Fresh cucumber - about 10 oz 

- Fresh lime juice - 4 fl oz (about 4 limes) 

- Ginger - 2 oz, sliced 

- Fresh mint - one handful 

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste 

- Tap water - 8 fl oz 

- Sparkling water (like club soda) - 1 bottle 

- Cucumber slices (for garnish) - about 4 oz 

- Lemon slices (for garnish) - 2 fruits 

- Mint (for garnish) - a few leaves 

Ice 

 

Directions: 

1. Start by preparing a batch of cucumber and lime concentrate. Chop the cucumber, slice the ginger. Throw everything in a food processor, add the fresh mind, sweetener, and tap water. 


2. Blend for about 20 seconds, or until smooth. 


3. Strain using a nut milk bag, a cheesecloth, or a fine-mesh sieve.

 

4. Pour into a bottle or jar and refrigerate for future use. Of course, you can use it immediately as well.5. Put a few ice cubes into a glass of your choice. Add about half a cup of the cucumber concentrate, then top with sparkling water. 


6. Throw in some mint leaves, cucumber slices, and Simeon slices for garnish. 


7. Enjoy cold! 

 


4. Coconut & Lime Keto Mocktail 

Another tropical-flavored non-alcoholic keto summer drink that’s just perfect for this time of the year. Packs about 1 g of carbs per serving. 

 

Ingredients: 

- Coconut milk from a can - 2/3 cup 

- Lime juice - 1/4 cup 

- Lime-flavored sparkling water or sugar-free soda - 1 cup 

- Ice 

 

Directions: 

1. Pour the canned coconut milk into a blender and blend for 10 to 15 seconds. This is important because canned coconut milk often separates into solid and liquid, so blending everything back together ensures an even consistency and taste of the drink. 


2. Measure 2/3 of the coconut milk, save the rest for later use. 


3. Blend the coconut milk, lime juice, and sparkling water until smooth. 


4. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour the coconut milk and lime juice mix over the ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold. 


5. Optionally, garnish the rim of your glass by dabbing it with lime juice and then pressing into a plate of coconut flakes.

 

6. Distribute the drink among 4 glasses of your choice. Enjoy! 

 


5. Keto Tea, Spiced & Iced 

Iced tea is an all-time summer favorite around the world, and it’s always keto-friendly as long as you don’t add any sugar or syrups to it. However, sometimes ordinary iced tea feels a bit too boring, and that’s exactly when you should try this spiced version instead! 


Ingredients: 

- Black tea - 2 tablespoons, loose 

- Star anise - 2 pods 

- Cardamom - 2 pods 

- Cloves - 2 whole cloves 

- Cinnamon - 1 stick 

- Vanilla powder - 1/2 teaspoon 

- Water - 4 cups 

- Ice 

- Any keto-friendly condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, or coconut milk 

- Optional: zero-carb sweetener to taste 

 

Directions: 

1. Bring the water to a boil. Throw in the tea, anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla powder. Boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Turn off the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. 


2. Strain the tea to remove the spices. Add a sweetener of your choice if needed. Let the tea cool to room temperature. 


3. Fill a glass with ice cubes, then pour your spiced tea over the ice.

 

4. Pour 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) of keto condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, or coconut milk on top of the drink. 

Enjoy! 


6. Cucumber & Mint Water 

During the hot time of the year, it’s extremely important to stay hydrated at all times. The problem is that many people have trouble drinking enough water due to its ”boring” taste. Here’s an easy keto lifehack to help you drink more water this summer! 

 

Ingredients: 

- Fresh min leaves - about one handful, roughly 15 g 

- One medium cucumber, peeled and sliced 

- Tap water - 2 quarts 

 

Directions: 

1. Put the mint leaves in a pitcher. Muddle with a spoon to release the flavor. 


2. Add the cucumber slices, top with water. 


3. Refrigerate for at least a few hours for the drink to cool down and the flavor to infuse the water. Enjoy cold! 


4. Optionally, try switching the mint for lemon or lime slices, basil leaves, or ginger. 


7. Keto-Friendly Italian Lemonade 

Have you ever tried combining fresh basil with strawberries? This refreshing flavor isn’t just delicious, but also low-carb and safe to enjoy on keto! 

 

Ingredients (for 8 servings): 

- Strawberries - 24 berries, crushed 

- Freshly squeezed juice from two lemons 

- Zero-carb sweetener to taste 

- Mineral water - 2 quarts 

- Basil leaves - 48 pieces, washed, stems removed 

- Ice cubes - 2 cups 

 

Directions: 

1. Crush the strawberries in a large bowl using a muddler, spoon, or potato masher. The goal here is to release the flavor of the berries and make the pieces small enough to fit through the straw you’ll use to enjoy the drink. Add the lemon juice and sweetener. Stir and let steep for a while. 


2. Place roughly half of the basil leaves in the mineral water, let them soak for 6 to 8 hours to get basil-infused mineral water. 

Optionally, you can skip this step altogether (then you won’t need this much basil), but then the drink will also be less flavorful. 


3. To prepare the drink itself, put 2 tablespoons of the strawberry lemon puree in a glass of your choice. Add 2 fresh basil leaves and a few ice cubes. Top with the basil-infused mineral water you’ve made on step 2—or regular mineral water if you’ve skipped this step. 


 4. Serve with straws. Enjoy cold! 


8. Keto-Friendly Chia Fresca 

Extremely easy and fast to make, and with just 2.5 net carbs per serving, this creative keto summer drink makes an awesome everyday refreshment. What’s also great is that you can use virtually any kind of frozen berries, although raspberries and strawberries probably give the best results in our opinion. 


Ingredients: 

- Tap water - 2 cups 

- Any frozen berries you like - 1/4 cup 

- Chia seeds - 2 tablespoons 

- Zero-carb granulated sweetener of your choice - to taste 

 

Directions: 

1. Combine the frozen berries, sweetener, and water in a food processor and blend well until the consistency is smooth. 


2. Add more sweetener if needed. 


3. Throw in the chia seeds and pulse the blender a few more times to break part of the seeds and help them swell faster. Alternatively, you can skip the pulsing and just shake or stir the drink if you like the crunchy feel of chia seeds in your drinks. 


4. Refrigerate the drink for about 20 minutes.5. Shake a few times to distribute the seeds more evenly. Enjoy cold! 


9. Keto Iced Green Tea Lemonade 

Another great option for when you don’t want to prepare separate drinks every time, but make a whole pitcher of the thing and enjoy for several hours after that. 

 

Ingredients: 

- Brewed green tea - 5 cups 

- Tap water - 3 cups 

- Freshly squeezed lemon juice - about 1/3 cup (3-4 lemons) 

- Zero-garb sweetener to taste 

- Ice cubes 

 

Directions: 

1. Brew the green tea, let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for a few hours. 


2. Pour the green tea in a large pitcher. Add the water, lemon juice, and sweetener of your choice. Give it a taste, then add more sweetener if needed. 


3. Add the ice, stir, and serve cold. Enjoy! 


10. Cold-brew coffee 

Everyone loves coffee, but the hot weather often makes it hard to enjoy this drink during summer. Iced coffee seems like a good solution at first sight but hey—the ice cubes dilute the coffee and make it less flavorful and energizing. Sounds like a familiar issue? Here’s our favorite solution to this dilemma: cold brew coffee! Strong, ice-cold, and utterly keto-friendly, this is one of our go-to keto coffee summer drinks this year. 

 

Ingredients: 

- Ground coffee - 4 tablespoons, coarse grind. Freshly ground coffee works best 

- Tap water - 1 1/2 cups 

 

Directions: 

1. The listed ingredients yield about 2 cups of cold brew coffee, so adjust the amounts accordingly if you need more. 


2. Put the ground coffee in a suitable jar or container, then pour the water over the coffee. Stir well and cover the container. 


3. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 12 hours. The longer you let it steep, the stronger the coffee will be. 


4. Strain the coffee using a cheesecloth, coffee filter, or fine-mesh sieve. There you go, your cold brew is ready! 


5. Keep in mind that cold brew coffee is strong and concentrated, so you might want to dilute it with water, heavy cream, or anything similar to that. Add a zero-carb sweetener if needed.


Top 10 Alcoholic Keto Summer Drinks

Here’s a quick rule of thumb regarding keto-friendly alcoholic drinks: most liquors are keto-friendly. So, as long as you mix them with zero-carb sweeteners and syrups, most combinations will be keto-friendly too!This summer, here are our 10 favorite options of alcoholic keto summer drinks to enjoy. 

 

1. Blue Breeze Keto Cocktail 

Boasting a vibrant azure color, this light drink packs a lot of tropical flavor without any carbs whatsoever. Hurray! 

 

Ingredients: 

- Vodka - 3 fl oz 

- Zero-carb coconut syrup - 1 oz 

- Zero-carb blue raspberry syrup 

- Lime juice - juice from half a fruit 

- Zero-carb lemon or lime soda - 4 oz (or to taste)

- Ice 

 

Directions: 

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. 


2. Add all ingredients into the shaker. Shake vigorously until the shaker becomes very cold to touch. 

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge or slice. Enjoy! 


2. Keto White Russian 

The White Russian cocktail has become wildly popular after the iconic The Big Lebowski movie, but the original version is far from keto-friendly due to the coffee-flavored Kahlúa liqueur it contains. Here’s a low-carb variation to try! 

 

Ingredients: 

- Vodka - 1 1/2 oz 

- Cold-brew coffee - 1 tablespoon 

- Tap water - 1 tablespoon 

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste 

- Heavy cream - 3 oz  


Directions: 

1. Add the vodka, coffee, water, and sweetener to a glass of your choice. Stir well until the sweetener is dissolved. 


2. Add ice. 


3. Pour the heavy cream on top of the drink. Enjoy! 


3. Keto-Friendly Old-Fashioned 

Who said all keto summer cocktails should be tropical and sweet? This one is perfect for a change! 


Ingredients: 

- Bourbon whiskey - 2 oz 

- Angostura bitters - 3 dashes 

- Tap water - 1 teaspoon 

- Zero-carb sweetener to taste 

- Orange peel - 1 piece 

- Ice 

 

Directions: 

1. Add the water, bitters, and sweetener to a glass of your choice. Stir until the sweetener dissolves. 


2. Add a few ice cubes. 


3. Pour the whiskey on top of the ice. Stir a bit. 


4. Squeeze the orange peel over the drink, then throw it in the glass. 

Enjoy! 


4. Keto-Friendly Bloody Mary 

Initially, the Bloody Mary was a cocktail meant to alleviate hangovers the morning after partying way too hard. That explains why there’s so much food in it! But how do you make this cocktail keto-friendly? Here’s our approach, with just 6 net carbs per serving! 


Ingredients: 

- Tomato juice - 4 oz, unsweetened 

- Vodka - 2 oz 

Worcestershire sauce - 1 teaspoon 

- Horseradish - 2 teaspoons, prepared 

- Tabasco sauce - 1/4 teaspoon (or to taste if you like it spicy) 

- Granulated sugar substitute - 1/2 teaspoon- Ground black pepper - 1/2 teaspoon 

- Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 1 teaspoon 

 

Directions: 

1. Put everything in a cocktail shaker, add about 4-5 cubes of ice. 


2. Shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold.

 

3. Strain into a glass of your choice filled with ice. 


4. Garnish with shrimp, celery, olives, or bacon. Enjoy! 


5. Keto-Friendly Raspberry Sangria 

Sangria is one of the best summer drinks ever because you can prepare it in huge pitchers and then enjoy in the yard with the whole family or a few friends. Although the original sangria isn’t keto-friendly, here’s a low-carb version for you to try! 


Ingredients (for one full pitcher of sangria): 

- Boiling water - 12 oz 

- Raspberry tea - 6 teabags 

- Fresh rosemary - 6 inches 

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste 

- Ice-cold water - 12 oz 

- Orange extract - 1 1/2 teaspoon 

- Lemon extract - 1 1/2 teaspoon 

- Dry red wine - 24 oz 

- Raspberries - 1 1/2 cup, fresh or frozen 

 

Directions: 

1. Pour the boiling water over the raspberry teabag and the rosemary. Steep for at least 5 minutes, then remove the rosemary and the teabag. 


2. Add the sweetener and stir. Add the ice-cold water, then all other ingredients. 


3. Serve in ice-filled pitchers. Enjoy! 


6. Hot Iced Keto Margarita 

How can a drink be hot and iced at the same time? Try this keto margarita to find out! 


Ingredients: 

- Tequila - 2 fl oz 

- Fresh lime juice - 1 fl oz 

- Granulated zero-carb sweetener like Erythritol - 1/2 cup 

- Tap water - 1/2 cup 

- Jalapeño pepper - 1 piece 

- Ice 

 

Directions: 

1. Start by making a zero-carb simple syrup. Combine the granulated sweetener and the tap water in a pot. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat. Simmer until the mix gets the consistency of a syrup (about 5 to 7 minutes on average). 


2. Slice the jalapeño pepper. 


3. Squeeze a lime to get the fresh lime juice. 


4. Put the sliced jalapeño pepper in a cocktail shaker, muddle with a spoon or muddler to release the pepper juice. Ass the ice, syrup, and tequila. 


5. Shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold. 


6. Strain the drink and pour it over ice in a glass of your choice. 


7. Optionally: garnish with jalapeño and lime slices. Enjoy! 


7. Keto Vodka Chata 

Most people consider this cocktail to be more suitable for the cold time of the year, but how about those mildly cool summer evenings when something just slightly spicy won’t hurt? That’s exactly when this summer keto cocktail is perfect to enjoy! 


Ingredients: 

- Vodka - 1 oz 

- Almond milk - 1/2 cup, unsweetened 

- Heavy cream - 2 tablespoons 

- Vanilla powder - 1/4 teaspoon 

- Cinnamon powder - 1/4 teaspoon 

- Nutmeg - 1/4 teaspoon, freshly grated 

- Zero-carbs sweetened - to taste 

- Ice - 4-5 cubes 

 

Directions: 

1. Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold. 


2. Strain the drink into a glass of your choice. 


3. Add more sweetener if needed. Enjoy! 


8. Creamy Orange Keto Cocktail 

Probably one of the best keto summer drinks to enjoy on the beach, bathing in the sun, enjoying the summer breeze… If that’s not perfect, we honestly don’t know what is. 

 

Ingredients: 

- Vodka - 2 oz 

- Heavy cream - 2 oz 

- Zero-carb orange soda - 4 oz 

- Vanilla extract or powder - 1/4 teaspoon 

- Orange extract - 1/4 teaspoon 

- Ice cubes - 1 cup 

 

Directions: 

1. Put the ice cubes in a food processor, then throw in all the other ingredients. Blend well until smooth. 


2. Pour in a suitable glass, garnish with an orange slice. 


3. Optionally, you can skip the vanilla extract and use a vanilla-flavored vodka instead of the regular one. Just make sure it has zero carbs, and you should be good.  


9. Lemon Vodka Martini 

Vibrant, zesty, and mildly tropical, this drink is perfect for summer keto parties—or even just to treat yourself after a long day. 


Ingredients: 

- Vodka - 1/4 cup 

- Sugar-free lemon syrup - 2 tablespoons 

- Freshly squeezed lemon juice - from half a lemon 

- Zero-carb granulated sweetener for garnish 

- Ice - 4-5 cubes 

 

Directions: 

1. Pour the sweetener on a flat plate. Dab the rim of a martini glass (or any other glass of your choice) in some lemon juice, then press it on the sweetener to garnish the rim. 


2. Put the ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, the lemon juice, and the syrup, then shake vigorously until the shaker feels very cold. 


3. Pour the drink into the garnished glass. Enjoy! 


10. Keto Gin Fizz 

Extremely refreshing at the expense of just 3.2 net carbs per serving, this light cocktail is one of our favorite keto summer cocktails this year. Try it out and let us know if you like it! 

 

Ingredients: 

- Fresh lime juice - 1/3 cup 

- Gin - 1/2 cup 

- Sparkling water - 2 cups 

- Ice cubes 

- Cucumber slices 

- Lime slices 

- Fresh mint leaves 

- Zero-carb sweetener 

 

Directions: 

1. Put some fresh mint leaves in an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze. 


2. Put some mint ice cubes in two glasses. Add the gin, the lime juice, a few cucumber slices, and some sweetener to taste. Top with sparkling water until the glass is full. 


3. Garnish with lime slices. Enjoy! 


Share your ideas!

So, how do you like our rundown of the top 20 keto summer drinks we absolutely adore this year? Have you tried any of them? What’s YOUR favorite keto drink for the hot time of the year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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