"Since ketogenic diets limit the intake of sugars and carbs, there are certain alcohols that should be avoided at all costs. The general rule is to stay away from anything that tastes sweet, including many wines, beers, mixers, and flavored alcohols," says Caleb Backe, health and wellness expert for Maple Holistics, to POPSUGAR. "Although drinking alcohol is considered to be ingesting empty calories, clear, hard liquor is considered to be keto-friendly," he explains.
Tequila is great for those keto-friendly margaritas since it's usually made without added sugars or carbs. "Just be sure to avoid the traditional Triple Sec and Cointreau orange liqueurs, which are usually high in sugar, carbs, and calories," he says.
- 1.5 ounces tequila
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- (Kosher salt optional)
- Shake together and serve with optional kosher salt on glass rim.