Caipirinha

Caipirinha

  Welcome to summer! Summers tend to come late here in the Pacific Northwest, but I was able to test this one out on a rare sunny day in June. It works extremely well with the brown sugar substitute instead of regular brown sugar; I used Swerve, and it dissolved completely. Please try it and let me know what you think.

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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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White Lady

White Lady

  This is a gorgeous-looking gin drink with just a bit of tartness from the lemon juice. The egg white might seem like a pain, but it’s very easy and the egg gives the drink that bit of delicious, creamy foam.   Food pairing: Keto Paella from Headbanger’s Kitchen 

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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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Thirsty Hop Cucumber Refresher

Cucumber Refresher

This recipe comes courtesy of my friends, Nicole, Rachel, and Steve, at Thirsty Hop in Kirkland, WA. I was looking for a low-carb summer cocktail and they knocked it out of the park! I highly recommend you join them if you're in the Seattle area; they have a full bar, alcoholic seltzer on draft, and wine. You can even get a sandwich on Keto bread! And for those of you who aren't doing the low-carb…

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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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