Let’s talk low carb alcohol. Turning the traditional cocktail into a low carb adult bevvy option can be a total game-changer when it comes to keeping your carb and sugar intake down this time of year. While sipping on a glass of eggnog or making margaritas for your holiday party may be part of your holiday tradition, drinking your carbs and calories even before digging into that holiday pie can put your sugar intake overboard.
Fear not, because we have a solution to the adult bevvy dilemma many of us run into this time of year. We’re sharing five low carb alcohol options that can take traditional holiday drinks to a new low carb level—because who wants to suck down all those added carbs? Save your carbs for that delish slice of apple pie, and keep your adult bevvy’s clean and low-carb.
The 5 Low Carb Alcohol Picks of The Holiday Season
#1 Low-Carb Beer
Are you a beer kinda gal? Beer’s a frequent flyer at just about every holiday event, and the good news is that there are some pretty great (and tasty) low-carb options out there today. If you’re looking for a low-carb alcohol option and want to limit your adult bevvy carb intake this holiday season, here are some great low-carb beer options.
- Michelob Ultra
- Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty
- Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. Bright Tangerine Sparkling Ale
- Amstel Light Lager
- Budweiser Select 55
- Corona Premier
#2 Low-Carb Sangria
We love us some sangria, and if sangria is your jam, you’re going to want in on how to make this a tasty low carb alcohol choice for the holiday season. Try whipping up a low-carb sangria recipe by swapping out sweet wine for your fav dry red wine, replace the sugar with a low-carb sweetener like Swerve, and use unsweetened club soda, and some fresh orange slices. Viola! You have yourself a low-carb sangria, perfect for the holiday season.
#3 No Sugar Margarita
Margarita fans unite. You can now have your margarita and avoid all the added carbs. You can make your favorite margarita into the ultimate low-carb alcohol bevvy that all the grown-ups will enjoy at all of your holiday events this holiday season.
All you need is some unflavored tequila, some freshly squeezed lime juice,a pinch of stevia or Swerve, crushed ice, and a dash of orange extract for a holiday flare—trust us, your guests will thank you for making that standard margarita into a low-carb alcoholic bevvy you all can enjoy without all the added sugar and junk.
#4 Healthyish Eggnog
Nothing says holiday season quite like a glass of eggnog, right? But traditional eggnog really isn’t all that low-carb. In fact, it can really rack up your sugar intake, even before you get around to your holiday dessert. Fear not—this does not mean you can’t partake in sipping that delicious glass of eggnog at the holiday dinner table this year.
Here’s how to turn eggnog into a low carb alcohol option you’ll be reaching for all season long.
Simply take a traditional eggnog recipe and swap out the sugar with Swerve, monk fruit, or your favorite low-carb natural sweetener.
In a pinch and need something to bring to your holiday dinner party? Califia Farms makes an almond milk nog that’s fairly low in sugar and contains 9 grams of carbs.
You really can’t go wrong with a glass of red during your holiday dinner parties. Wine, in general, is one of the more low carb alcohol options to go for this time of year. For the lowest carb options, stick to dry champagne, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, chardonnay, or pinot noir. Oh, and while it may be tempting to have those refills ready, try to stick to one or two glasses to avoid racking up the carb intake.
Get Adult Bevvy Savvy This Holiday Season
Turn your go-to holiday beverage favs into low-carb drinks that all the adults at your holiday party can enjoy. Not only will they taste just like the real thing, but by saving yourself room for added carbs elsewhere, you can feel a little better about enjoying that piece of holiday pie.
So, go on and sip on that traditional holiday beverage you look forward to sipping on when the holiday season rolls around—You now know how to save yourself all that added sugar we don’t need in our fav bevvy’s this time of year.