Keto Alcohol – 33 Low-Carb Alcohol Drinks to Keep You in Ketosis

Keto alcohol drinks that won’t kick out of ketosis.

That’s nothing worse going out for a drink but you can’t drink because you’re on a Keto diet.

The Keto diet requires some dietary lifestyle changes to reach ketosis.

But that doesn’t mean your social life needs to stop. 

Alcohol on a low-carb ketogenic diet is all about its carb content. Obviously, they defer by brands and drinks, so be sure to check the label or ask the server for the info. 

But with a bit of info on how much carb each type of drink contains can help you make better decisions at the bar. 

And to your surprise, you can actually enjoy a glass of wine, cocktail or even a beer without much guilt. 

There are plenty of low-carb Keto alcohol options you can enjoy on a Ketogenic diet meal plan.

One word of caution is that alcohol on a Keto diet may or may not work for all. Some experience difficulties with it, while others can enjoy with some limitations.

It’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to keto and alcohol. 

This post is to provide general guidelines.

Hope you use it as a quick reference and as a cheat sheet to enjoying your drink while on a low-carb lifestyle. 

Here are 33 Low-carb Keto alcohol drinks that won’t kick out of ketosis.

Keto Wine

Wine is usually your safest bet when having a night out. You know exactly what you are having, which gives you a greater level of comfort than having a mixer. 

Below is based on a 5oz glass. Be sure to check your restaurant’s serving size.

Wine Carb Content (5oz)
Pinot Noir 3.5g
Merlot 3.7g
Cabernet Sauvignon 3.8g
Syrah 3.8g
Zinfandel 3.8g
Sparkling white 1.5g
Brut Champagne 2.5g
Sauvignon Blanc 2.8g
Pinot Grigio 3.0g
Chardonnay 3.1g
White Zinfandel  5.0g
Riesling  5.7g
Moscato 8.0g

Keto Beer 

There are countless types of beers on the market and their carb content can vary greatly. Here are some of the popular beers with lower carb content than a vast majority. Also, if you are gluten free, steer away from beers as most contain wheat. 

Beer Carb Content (12oz)
Bud Select 55 1.9g
Miler 64 2.4g
Michelob Ultra 2.6g
Bud Select 3.1g
Miller Lite 3.2g
Busch Light 3.2g
Michelob Ultra Amber 3.7g
Amstel Light 5.0g
Coors Light 5.0g
Corona Light 5.0g
Bud Light 6.6g
Heineken Light 6.8g

Keto Liquor

Not all liquors are gluten-free, so be aware of your choices. Better yet, refer to each brand for its ingredient list. 

LIQUOR (UNFLAVORED) Carb Content (1.5oz)
Vodka 0.0g
Gin 0.0g
Rum 0.0g
Dark Rum 0.0g
Tequila 0.0g
Whiskey/Bourbon 0.0 ~ 0.3g
Spiced Rum 0.5g
Brandy 0.0 ~ 3.0g

In addition to picking the right drink or liquor, here are 3 tips to enjoying alcoholic drinks on a keto diet. 

1. Drink in moderation. Not only over consumption leads to poor decision making, but they can also add up your carb intake. Limit yourself to a set amount and say no. 

2. Ask questions. Cocktail recipes can vary from bartender to bartender and bar to bar. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and know what’s in your drinks. 

3. Drink plenty of water. Alcohol can dehydrate you and lead to discomfort and hangover. Pair it with keto flu, it’s not pleasant. Drink water frequently to keep yourself hydrated. 

Take Home Message

There are plenty of low-carb alcohol drinks you can enjoy on a Keto diet. The trick is to always check for carb content. Carb content can vary from brand to brand so be sure to check the label or ask the server for the info.

Misato Alexandre


After making healthy living a priority, Misato lost over 20 lbs in less than 90 days. Instead of weight loss being a dreading experience, living the lifestyle of health and fitness granted her more happiness and joy than ever before. She co-founded Fitwirr to make health and fitness simple for everyone and share her tips through writing evidence-based articles on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise.

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