This New Year’s Eve, raise a low carb alcoholic drink and toast to a successful year following the Atkins lifestyle. Read on for Atkins’ list of suggested low carb cocktails to ring in the new year.
If you want to invent your own New Year’s low carb cocktail recipe, remember that certain spirits, such as Scotch, rye, vodka, and gin, are acceptable on the Atkins diet as they’re naturally low in carbohydrates. Just be sure to avoid mixing these alcohols with juice, tonic water, or non-diet soda. Instead, substitute seltzer, diet tonic, or diet soda to make a delicious low carb cocktail.
Pop the Bubbly
What would a New Year’s celebration be without champagne? Clink glasses filled with Ginger-Lemon Champagne Sparkler, made with ginger, lemon juice, champagne, and vodka. One drink has 0.2g of protein, 0g of fat, 0.2g of fiber, 4.1g of net carbs, and 142 calories.
Mix Up Your Martini
A low carb martini is a must-have New Year’s Eve keto cocktail recipe. Make a Peppermint Eggnog Martini (featuring Atkins low carb Old Fashioned Eggnog) even more festive by dipping the glass’s rim in melted, sugar-free chocolate and then rolling it in crushed, sugar-free Starlight mints. One martini contains 7.9g of protein, 24.5g of fat, 2.7g of fiber, 3.3g of net carbs, and 315 calories.
Go for a Gin Fizz
Serve a Gin Fizz at your New Year’s Eve party this year. Seltzer water provides the “fizz” and gin, lime juice, lemon juice, and a bit of an orange peel add a zesty flavor. Each drink contains 4.6g of protein, 16.6g of fat, 0.1g of fiber, 3.3g of net carbs, and 252 calories.
Warm Up with Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is a traditional wintertime drink, and Atkins Mulled Wine Cocktail adds a tasty twist. Follow the Atkins recipe for Mulled Wine, and then jazz it up with a splash of vodka and sugar-free cranberry juice. Each glass nets you 0.1g protein, 0g fat, 0.1g fiber, 112 calories, and 3.4g net carbs.
If you’d prefer a regular glass of wine, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc are your best bets for low carb wines. If you like reds, reach for a glass of pinot noir. On average, a 3 ½-ounce glass of wine contains 4.3g of carbs; be sure to count these carbohydrates in your daily tally.
Enjoy Atkins’ variety of low carb alcoholic drinks and have a happy New Year! For even more ideas to celebrate, register today to join our online community