Low Carb Summertime Cocktails You Can Make at Home

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By : dLife Editors

Having diabetes means you have to eat and drink responsibly.

While initially, it may feel impossible to change your diet and lifestyle habits around, once you start working on a plan to control your blood sugars, you will slowly find ways to enjoy some of the same foods and drinks you used to enjoy, only in a low-carb version.

Here are some low-carb cocktail ideas you might be able to enjoy on occasion.

Of course, check the carbs and sugars before cracking open those bottles and drink responsibly.

Summertime White Wine Spritzer

Homemade Sparkling White Wine Sangria with Peaches and Raspberries

A summer cocktail with a delicious blend of fruity flavors and White Zinfandel.


  • 4 ounces White Zinfandel
  • 4 ounces sugar-free ginger ale or club soda
  • 1 tablespoon cranberries, raspberries or white nectarine


  • Shake first 2 ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker.
  • Pour into your cocktail glass.
  • Add in the fruits as a garnish and a sprig of mint.

Low Carb Spicy Tomato Cocktail

Cocktail Bloody Mary with tomato. Selective focus

This recipe makes a simple, fresh tomato cocktail that you can drink as is or add bloody mary fixings like horseradish and hot sauce.


  • 16 ounces Tomato Juice- look for low-sodium options
  • 6 teaspoons Hot Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • 4 fluid ounce Vodka
  • 2 medium celery stalks


  1. Combine the tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire, black pepper in a glass pitcher. Stir the mixture and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  2. Add the vodka to the tomato juice and blend thoroughly with a spoon.
  3. Add ice cubes to glasses, pour in the cocktail and garnish with a celery stick.

Low Carb End of Summer Sangria

stawberry wine cooler

This simple, guilt-free cocktail doesn’t require much work.


  • 4 ounces red wine
  • 4 ounces of club soda
  • 1-2 orange slices


  • Add the red wine to a glass filled with ice.
  • Add club soda
  • Garnish with orange

Bubbly Cranberry Cocktail

omemade Boozy Cranberry Cocktail with Vodka and Mint

This champagne cocktail is delicious with or without the bubbly. Cranberry and grapefruit juices combine with the flavors of coriander and orange.


  • 1/8 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/8 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cup club soda or sparkling mineral water
  • 4 ounces champagne


  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • You can skip the champagne altogether
  • Serve chilled over ice
  • Garnish with mint

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified nutritional professional. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your specific dietary needs.