Gin Bramble

Gin Bramble

  This is a great late-summer or early-fall cocktail using gin, one of my favorite types of liquor. It also uses my beloved low-carb Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur, which is very easy to make and really cuts down on the carb count. It's delicious, low-carb, AND decorative, so what could be better? Food pairing: Keto Crab Cakes from All Day I Dream About Food

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Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur

Créme de Mûre Blackberry Liqueur

  In the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we get wild blackberries running free in the summer. You can literally walk down the trails and pick a peck if you can remember to bring a basket. Well, that didn't happen this summer, so I bought some at the grocery store and resolved to put them to good use. This low-carb blackberry liqueur was the result, and it worked so well I would drink it straight. Barring that,…

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Cape Codder

Cape Codder

As we transition into fall, I still have some Diet cranberry juice in the fridge. Let's use it up! This cocktail is so simple; it only has two ingredients and takes just a couple of minutes to prepare. The optional garnish also takes minimal effort. The flavors here are very simple, but don't leave out that squeeze of lime at the end! It really perks things up. This is a lovely tribute to Cape Cod…

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Christmas in August Margarita

Christmas in August Margarita

  In my quest to find other uses for my Diet cranberry juice and coconut milk, I came across this recipe from The Spruce Eats and decided to de-carb it. I substituted the orange liqueur with my sugar-free triple sec and tried it with some reposado tequila as a variation on blanco. I liked it so much I'm putting it in my recipe. It was so good I couldn't save the recipe until the holidays,…

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Batida de Coco

Batida de Coco

  I also had some full-fat coconut milk left after making my Thai curry, so I adapted another of Steve the Bartender's recipes to make it low-carb. The Batida de Coco is a Brazilian cocktail, though it doesn't seem to be very well-known in the US. Well, the secret is out! I was shocked at how refreshing and delicious it was, so I hope you'll try it and comment below. For my Keto friends, there…

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Basil Smash

Basil Smash

I had some leftover basil after making a Thai curry and decided to find a cocktail recipe for it. I had a look on Steve the Bartender's app (it's called Shake & Strain) and found this Basil Smash. I promptly de-carbed it and this is the glorious result. It combines my beloved gin with the freshness of lemon and basil, for a perky and bracing result. Another summer refresher in the bag. Food pairing: Thai…

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