French 75

French 75

The French 75 is named for a gun used by the French in World War I. It certainly does pack a wallop, but don't let the warlike name fool you. This is pure refreshment, and it's perfect for those brunchy moments we all enjoy so much. It's not clear whether the first French 75 was made using cognac or gin, but since I am such a gin lover that's what you're getting from me. If…

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Margarita Fizz

Margarita Fizz

To get my margarita fix, I adapted a recipe I found in 500 Ketogenic Recipes, a book by Dana Carpender. This is a tall, carbonated version of the classic, but you can see my Traditional Margarita recipe online if you prefer that take on it. I find this is a very sessionable cocktail…it stretches out that margarita experience on a nice, hot summer day. Food pairing: Keto White Chicken Enchiladas

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Smoky Tequila Sour

Smoked Tequila Sour

  Maybe this sounds weird to you; it sounded a little weird to me at first! But I was looking for a way to use my new Averna Amaro and saw this video on Alton Brown’s YouTube channel. My version calls for sugar-free honey instead of the agave syrup, but of course you can use any sugar-free liquid sweetener you like. I also omitted the orange juice in favor of 100% lime.  Food pairing: Perfect Keto’s Shrimp…

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Paloma

Paloma

  I love a Paloma! I’m told by my Mexican friends and tour guides that this is the authentic Mexican tequila cocktail (rather than the margarita). Feel free to argue the merits of margaritas and Palomas amongst yourselves, while I stand to one side doing my own personal taste test.  I found this recipe on The Spruce Eats and just adapted it to make it low in carbs. Make sure you try it both ways: with…

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Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

  This is a great way to integrate tequila into your festive holiday season. With fresh lime juice and your favorite blanco tequila, it's tart but still balanced due to the sugar-free triple sec. This cocktail would also be great as a Cinco de Mayo sipper, or even for Valentine's Day because of the gorgeous color. Who am I kidding? You drink your tequila cocktails whenever you feel like it. Food pairing: Keto Cranberry Bliss…

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Rum Chaita

Rum Chaita

This is one of my very own recipes. I love Chai tea and drink it with cream and a little Stevia all the time. This boozy version is inspired by RumChata, which is a (very sugary) cream-based liqueur with rum. You’re welcome. Food pairing: 4505 Meats Chicharrones. I love the Jalapeño Cheddar flavor but take your pick.  

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