This watermelon alcoholic drink is the perfect low carb alcohol drink for summer! With its refreshing taste of mint, watermelon, and lime – it’s a delicious take on the classic mojito!
I had yet another one of these delicious fresh watermelon cocktails recently and boy are they good!! It is the PERFECT low carb alcohol for sure. I’m not the only one that enjoyed this refreshing watermelon mojito, either! It’s perfect for any summer gathering – potluck, block party, pool party, or even a BBQ! Everyone will go nuts over these low carb drinks – especially if they’re big watermelon fans like me!!
The next time you slice into some delicious watermelon, be sure to put some aside for some delicious low carb alcoholic beverages! If you love watermelon drink recipes as much as I do, it is well worth setting aside some of that juicy watermelon for some keto cocktails.
Just scroll down to the bottom of this post and follow the easy step by step directions to make your very own low carb alcoholic drinks! You are sure to love these refreshing summer watermelon low carb cocktails.
What can I drink that has no carbs?
When it comes to low carb alcoholic drinks, it can be a little tricky figuring out what you should or shouldn’t drink. One thing you will notice on the keto diet, is your tolerance for alcoholic beverages goes down quite significantly.
The rule of thumb here is to try and stick with clear liquors with a 40% alcoholic content and avoid anything overly sweet just as you normally would. This includes drinks such as vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, rum, scotch, and brandy. If you’re a big wine drinker, you’ll want to stick with your favorite dry wine which tend to be in the red wine family and avoid the sweeter wines whenever possible.
The wonderful thing about vodka choices, however, is that even flavored options are usually free game. Most options are flavored naturally using fruits and contain no traces of carbs, protein, or fat. You’ll find flavors such as green apple or whipped vodka to be the ones containing some kind of carb content.
If you’re aiming for some keto alcohol drinks, your best bet is to stick with options that are clear, dry, and with the least amount of sweetness as possible.
How to make a watermelon mojito
For this watermelon cocktail, you want to create a nice puree with your watermelon prior to mixing together this watermelon drink. Be sure you get all the chunks for the best watermelon juice cocktail!
From there, the basics is mixing together a few ingredients, separating them out, and adding the liquid. Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe for your low carb mixed drinks, but that’s the gist of it!
The great thing about this watermelon rum cocktail, is it can easily be made into a mocktail for kids! Just omit the rum from this watermelon rum drink, and you know have a fun refreshing summer drink for the kids! They will love feeling like they have a fancy drink just like the adults.
- 4 shots light rum (aka silver or white rum)
- 2 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
- 8 drops liquid stevia
- 1 cup (150 g) diced watermelon, pureed
- 4 cups crushed ice
- 1 cup (237 ml) sparkling water
- 4 wedges fresh lime (each wedge ⅛ of lime)
- Muddle the rum, mint, and stevia together; mix in the watermelon puree.
- Pour 1 cup crushed ice into each of 4 glasses; divide the watermelon mixture between the glasses and top each with ¼ cup sparkling water. Squeeze 1 wedge of fresh lime into each glass.
- Top each with fresh mint if desired, and serve.
This watermelon mojito recipe contains alcohol and is only intended for persons aged 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly!