5 Traditional Holiday Cocktails Made Low-Carb

5 Traditional Holiday Cocktails Made Low-Carb
Authored By Samantha Stephenson 0 Comment(s)

The best part of the holiday season is getting together with all of those you love. And that is usually centered around food, drinks, and tradition. Unfortunately, food traditions tend to be very high in carbs. With a few simple swaps though, we can at least help you enjoy your favorite traditional low carb holiday cocktails with these keto drinks.

SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE

Hot chocolate is so easy to make. You will have no need for the powdered hot chocolate mixes ever again. This is a great recipe for everyone in the family. Just hold off on the bourbon for the adult holiday party. This recipe was inspired by Bon Appetit and All Day I Dream About Food.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

3 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
1 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tablespoons Swerve granular sweetener
Pinch of kosher salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 ounces bourbon

Whipped cream, sweetened with Swerve to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together almond milk, cream, cocoa powder, Swerve, salt, and cinnamon, over medium heat. 

2. Whisk until completely combined, about 5 minutes, and hot. 

3. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve to catch any pieces of cocoa that may not have been mixed into a large pouring glass. Add in the bourbon. 

MACROS

Carbs per serving: 7 g (coming mostly from the cocoa, so you can lessen the amount if needed)

Fat per serving: 25 g

Protein per serving: 3 g

Sugar: 2 g

Calories per serving: 295 calories

    EGGNOG

    I've never really liked eggnog growing up. It was too sweet for me. But this eggnog recipe is the perfect blend of creaminess from the eggs, warmth from the spices, and not at all too sweet. You will love it! This recipe was inspired by All Recipes

    INGREDIENTS

    Serves 4

    1 1/3 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
    2 whole cloves
    1/8 tsp vanilla extract
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    4 egg yolks
    1/2 cup Swerve granular sweetener
    1 cup light rum
    1 1/2 cups half and half
    3/4 tsp vanilla extract
    1/8 tsp nutmeg

    INSTRUCTIONS

     1. Combine the milk, cloves, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat for a few minutes, and slowly bring the mixture up to a boil.

    2. In a bowl, combine the egg yolks and sugar together. Whisk until the yolks lighten in color. Slowly whisk hot mixture into the eggs. Make sure you whisk as you pour, and pour very slowly. Pour mixture back into saucepan. Don't allow mixture to boil. 

    3. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps and the cloves, into a bowl. Let cool for about an hour. 

    4. Add the rum, half and half, vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before you serve.

    MACROS

    Carbs per serving: 6 g (coming mostly from the half and half, so you can use heavy cream instead)

    Fat per serving: 16 g

    Protein per serving: 6 g

    Sugar: 1 g

    Calories per serving: 325 calories

     

    MULLED WINE 

    Is there anything more welcoming than the smell of red wine, cinnamon, cloves and citrus. This recipe is sure to warm you through after a long day of shoveling snow, and building snow forts. This recipe is inspired by Gimme Some Oven

    INGREDIENTS

    Serves 4

    1 (30 oz) bottle of dry red wine, our favorite is Dry Farm Wines
    1 orange, sliced into rounds
    1/4 cup brandy (optional)
    1/4 cup Swerve granular sweetener
    8 whole cloves
    2 cinnamon sticks
    2 star anise

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Do not boil or you will cook out the alcohol. 

    2. Let mixture simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes up to 3 hours. 

    3. Strain all the ingredients out, and you are ready to serve!

    MACROS

    Carbs per serving: 5 g (coming from the orange slices that simmer)

    Fat per serving: 4 g

    Protein per serving: 0 g

    Sugar: 1 g

    Calories per serving: 136 calories

    HOT BUTTERED RUM

       

      Okay, this just has keto written all over it, right? Isn't your mouth watering just thinking about this one? This recipe was inspired by Epicurious

      INGREDIENTS

      Serves 4

      2 cups water
      1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
      1/4 cup packed Golden Monkfruit sweetener by Lakanto
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
      1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      2/3 cup dark rum

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Combine water, butter, sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally.

      2. Remove from heat, and add in the rum. Mix to combine. Serve warm. 

      MACROS

      Carbs per serving: 12 g (coming from Lakanto sweetener)

      Fat per serving: 12 g

      Protein per serving: 0 g

      Sugar: 0 g

      Calories per serving: 187 calories

      PEPPERMINT VODKA 

       

      This is the easiest recipe of the bunch! All you will do is steep candy canes in vodka for half an hour, and serve over ice.

      MACROS

      Carbs per serving: 0 g 

      Fat per serving: 0 g

      Protein per serving: 0 g

      Sugar: 0 g

      Calories per serving: 138 calories

       

      Happy HOLLA-DAYS!



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