There’s something about a cocktail that can turn any mundane activity into a celebration. The colorful garnish, the refreshing fizz, the pretty glass… it’s the whole package.
For various reasons you just might not want alcohol. That doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the cocktail experience. These mocktails feature Ritual alcohol alternatives, which add the same bite and flavor enhancement that a shot of tequila or gin adds to a cocktail, without the boozy effects.
Here are three refreshing summer mocktails using Ritual’s keto-friendly alcohol alternatives.
We’ve partnered with Ritual Zero Proof to give 5 lucky winners one of each of their keto-friendly alcohol alternatives: a gin alternative, tequila alternative, and a whiskey alternative, and we’ll throw in $100 in Primal Kitchen keto friendly products too. Head on over to the Mark’s Daily Apple Instagram page for details on how to enter. Closes 7/29/2020, so enter ASAP!
Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes Using Alcohol Alternatives
Tip: For a calorie-free and sugar-free option, we use liquid monk fruit sweetener in place of simple syrups that are typically used in cocktails. Some may prefer no sweetener while others will prefer a few drops, so add sweetener to taste.
Pour some salt onto a small plate. Press a slice of lime around the rim of a glass and then press the rim of the glass into the salt to make the salt rim. Combine the Primal Kitchen Dragonfruit Collagen, tequila and water in a shaker or blender and mix until well combined. Pour over ice. Stir in the lime juice and pour in the club soda. Add liquid monkfruit sweetener to taste and garnish with slices of lime.
Calories: 70 Fat: 0g Total Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 10g
Blackberry Gin Fizz
Time in the kitchen: 2 minutes
1.5 oz. Ritual Gin Alternative
4-6 oz. cucumber melon seltzer
1-2 drops liquid monkfruit sweetener
1 oz. lime juice
Optional: mint or basil leaves
Add the gin and half of the blackberries to a glass (you can add basil or mint at this time too). Muddle the gin and blackberries together.
Add ice, lime juice, seltzer and cucumber slices and stir.
Add in additional cucumber slices and the remaining blackberries as garnish.
Calories: 38 Fat: 0g Total Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 1g
Bubbly Whiskey Cherry Lemonade
Time in the kitchen: 2 minutes
1.5 oz. Ritual Whiskey Alternative
6 pitted cherries
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Optional: juice from ½ orange
6 oz. sparkling lemon seltzer
Liquid monkfruit sweetener to taste
Slices of lemon and cherries to garnish
Muddle the cherries and whiskey together. Add the lemon juice and orange juice if you are using it.
Stir in the seltzer and liquid monkfruit sweetener to taste. Add ice and garnish with lemon slices and cherries.
Calories: 40 Fat: 0g Total Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 0g
A food blogger, recipe developer, and personal chef based in Missouri, Priscilla specializes in low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and low FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her food adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.