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The 8 Best Low Carb Gin Drinks

There’s nothing better than sitting on the patio, sharing low-carb gin drinks with a few of your favorite people. Gin makes for a refreshing drink, but the typical mixers can sabotage a low-carb diet. These eight recipes take a new, lighter spin on traditional gin cocktails. 

Key Takeaways

  • Gin is a zero-carb spirit that can be enjoyed on keto and low-carb diets 
  • Low-calorie and sugar mixers are the keys to keto-friendly gin cocktails 
  • It’s easy to take a keto-friendly spin on classic cocktails like a gin & tonic or gin rickey
  • A high-quality gin will make your low-carb gin cocktails taste even better

8 Refreshing Low-Carb Gin Drinks

Low Carb Gin Fizz

by KetoDiet App

If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail that’s simple and also gets a pass from the keto diet, this easy Low Carb Gin Fizz is it. This cocktail recipe requires nothing more than gin, fresh lime juice, and soda water or sparkling water. 

We like this one served with ice cubes in a well-chilled glass. A Collins glass works perfectly. Stir gently and sip indulgently because the lime juice only adds about 3g of net carbs, and you could even cut that back a little if you wanted.  

The Dirty Martini

by The Spruce Eats

The martini is a classic cocktail that you don’t have to give up while on the keto diet. The martini typically has a net carb count of about 6g, so sipping one is fine, but two might be pushing it. A simple way to cut back on the carbs is to lessen the amount of dry vermouth added.

This recipe uses the standard amount, but we like to use this as a base recipe, then cut the vermouth in half and substitute some of that flavor with a few drops (ok, a hefty splash) of olive juice or even pickle juice. 

Add gin, vermouth, and olive juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a good shake or two, and strain it into a perfectly chilled martini glass. 

Enjoy the hint of juniper berries that the gin offers up with a garnish of stuffed olives and a twist of lemon peel. 

Keto Raspberry Gimlet

by Tasty Low Carb

This raspberry gimlet is a delicious cocktail that you’ll absolutely love. The raspberry flavor comes from a combination of fresh berries and raspberry-flavored sugar-free syrup, along with a tiny bit of sugar-free simple syrup that you can use according to your own tastes for sweetness. 

This low-carb cocktail is made with fresh lime juice, but we’ve also made it with lemon juice, and it was equally perfect. Serve in a chilled tall glass or martini glass, and garnish with a lime or lemon slice. 

Low Carb Gin & Tonic

by Spice Cravings 

The gin and tonic is a classic gin cocktail. The traditional gin and tonic recipe is simple, with only two ingredients. The issue is that full-strength tonic water isn’t low-carb friendly. 

One way to make a low-carb version is to just swap out the regular tonic for diet tonic water, which is fine. But this cocktail recipe takes a bit of a different approach. 

This gin cocktail recipe doesn’t remove the tonic water completely. Instead, it keeps the tonic but replaces some of it with club soda and a few dashes of lemon juice. 

Club soda or seltzer water will also work fine. Serve in a tall glass with ice, garnished with a lemon wedge. This is an easy cocktail that saves you on carbs, calories, and prep time.  

Gin & Tonic with Summer Herbs

by A Full Living

This is another low-carb twist on the classic gin and tonic. This one does use the diet tonic for fewer calories and carbs, but what makes it stand out is the addition of herbal ice cubes and an herb-infused, keto-friendly simple syrup. 

We love the fresh taste of this drink, especially when served in a tall glass of ice with mint leaves and a few slices of citrus as a garnish. 

This version has fewer calories and no added sugar, which is a bonus in our book. If you don’t like the flavor of the tonic, you can easily enjoy this drink with soda water or mineral water instead. 

Keto Gin Rickey

by Finding Time for Cooking

If you love the taste of lime, the gin rickey is about as good as it gets! This version is delicious and almost sugar-free (except for the tiny bit that comes from the lime) and reasonably low-calorie for a delicious drink. That taste is light, fresh, and has just the right amount of lime. 

If you like a bit of a sweet taste to your gin rickey, you can use a keto-friendly simple syrup when you add the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. 

Serve well-chilled, and you’ll see why this is one of the best low-carb cocktails, especially on a warm day. 

Grapefruit Gin Fizz


This Grapefruit Gin Fizz is a delicious, keto-friendly cocktail recipe that we can argue even has some health benefits! After all, grapefruit juice has some vitamin C, and the small amount of natural sugars help to keep your blood sugar balanced without blowing your diet. 

Fresh squeezed red grapefruit juice, gin, and seltzer water are the “bones of this drink recipe. The garnish, which includes fresh cucumber and rosemary, is what makes it stand out even more. Load your glass with ice and enjoy the herbally flavors of this perfect keto-friendly drink. 

Keto Cucumber Gin Cocktail

by Keto Diet Yum

Does it feel like every low-calorie, sugar-free cocktail you come across is still sticky-sweet? Maybe this Cucumber Gin Cocktail is more your speed. 

The only hint of sweetness in this drink comes from a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Otherwise, it’s celery juice that partners perfectly with the gin in this cocktail. Pour over ice, garnish with thinly sliced cucumber, and add sparkling seltzer water for a little effervescence. 


Can you drink gin on keto?

Gin, on its own, is a keto-friendly spirit with zero carbs. In fact, all pure, clean hard spirits are free of carbs. To keep your gin drinks keto-friendly, make sure to only use low-carb mixers. 

Does gin and tonic have carbs?

Gin doesn’t have carbs, but it does have calories, so you might want to be mindful of that. If you want to enjoy gin without feeling guilty, choose to drink it straight or with a low-carb mixer. 

What is the healthiest mixer for gin?

A mixer that’s low in carbs and sugar is the best option for a healthy gin mixer. Regular tonic water doesn’t qualify, so look for a diet tonic water if you want a gin and tonic. Fresh squeezed lime juice also goes great with gin, as does low-calorie flavored sparkling water. 

What alcohol can I drink on a low-carb diet?

All clear, hard spirits, like gin, vodka, tequila, rum, and whiskey, don’t have any carbohydrates. It’s usually the mixers that add unwanted sugar and calories to your cocktail recipe. Check the mixers for net carb content before adding them to your drinks for keto-friendly cocktails. 

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8 Refreshing Low Carb Gin Drinks
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  • Low Carb Gin Fizz
  • The Dirty Martini
  • Keto Raspberry Gimlet
  • Low Carb Gin & Tonic
  • Gin & Tonic with Summer Herbs
  • Keto Gin Rickey
  • Grapefruit Gin Fizz
  • Keto Cucumber Gin Cocktail
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