Banting and diabetic “safe” cocktails

I’m putting safe in quotations because I am no expert on how safe alcohol would be in banting and diabetic diets. My own dietician was like, let’s cut out alcohol and revisit it. I figured I’d do some research (on reputable sites) so when she was ready to revisit I would be super ready to cater this visit.

So it felt like perfect timing when InterContinental hotels & resorts sent me a stunning (I might have to redo my lounge for it to fit in) cocktail set. I was eager to try it out, but with my diabetic situation and financial situation (adulting in 2017 is expensive, joh) I knew I needed to keep both the sugar and the cost down.  I managed to do both with these recipes

I ran the recipes through my fitness pal app to give you the calorie count too (you’re welcome)

My top three banting and diabetic safe recipes that happen to be easy on the wallet too:

Carb Free Mint Julep

2 mint leaves
5–10 drops stevia liquid
crushed ice
+- 60 ml whiskey


Place the mint leaves, stevia liquid in a glass and then add the crushed ice and pour the whiskey over the ice.


Low Carb Margarita

90ml tequila
60ml fresh lime juice
30ml vodka
1/2 tsp orange extract
5-10 drops stevia liquid
Crushed ice
Salt to rim the glass


In a cocktail shaker add the tequila, lime juice, vodka, orange extract, and stevia.
Moisten the edge of the margarita glasses and then dip the edge in salt.
Half fill the margarita glasses with crushed ice. Pour the cocktail mixture evenly between the glasses.


Sugar-Free Vodka Collins

30 ml vodka
30 ml lemon juice
10 drops stevia liquid
4 oz = 115 ml sparkling water


  1. Fill a shaker or jar with crushed ice.
  2. Add the vodka, lemon juice and the stevia, close the shaker or the jar tightly and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Add the sparkling water and stir.



Do you have any “safe” recipes for me to try?



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