Love the refreshing taste of a Moscow Mule, but don’t need all of the excess sugar found in traditional ginger beer? I am sharing my favorite sugar-free Moscow Mule hack today.
I don’t know about you guys, but with all of the madness going on right now, I have been relying quite heavily on some of my old “crutches”. Netflix, junk food and a stiff cocktail are sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Hell…it’s cheaper than a therapist!
In all seriousness though, I do believe in balance.
Eighty percent of the time (lately more like 70 percent), I workout like a maniac, eat a keto -ish diet and try to manage my anxiety with Yoga and meditation. Basically, I want to live a healthy life, while still indulging in some of my favorite treats (without completely wrecking all of my weekly efforts).
That’s why when I do decide to drink one of my favorite summer cocktails, the Moscow Mule, I would rather not consume a whopping 33 grams of sugar per drink.
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The culprit of the high sugar and carbohydrate content? Ginger beer, which is the main mixer used for this delicious adult beverage.
Luckily, I found a zero-sugar, zero-carb and zero-calorie substitute ……
A few months ago, my husband brought this stuff home from the grocery store and I was super skeptical that I would like it.
But after mixing it with fresh lime juice and Tito’s vodka, I was actually pleasantly surprised. It’s called Zevia Ginger Beer Mixer. (And no…Zevia is not sponsoring this post!)
Even better? This ginger beer doesn’t contain any nasty artificial sweeteners….only plant-derived Stevia.
Actually, the only element I found to be lacking was the strong ginger bite that I prefer from certain traditional brands (ya know that spicy element?)
Getting creative, I decided to sprinkle in just a bit of Cayenne powder, and found that it totally filled the taste gap- refreshment with just a little kick (kind of like a Jalepeno Margarita) .
All that being said, if spice isn’t your thing, just omit the Cayenne in this recipe.
Keto-Friendly Moscow Mule with a Kick Ingredients:
- Tito’s Vodka
- Zevia Ginger Beer
- Fresh Lime
- Sprinkle of Cayenne Powder (Optional)
Of course for the full effect, I suggest you serve your mules in festive copper mugs.
Not only do they look pretty, I love how they keep the drinks nice and frosty on a hot, sunny day.
Cheers to one crazy summer, my fabulous friends. I hope you are able to find the joy and beauty in each day.
Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.
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