Low-carb alcoholic drinks
This is the season that everone begins to drink just a tad more then they usually do. So what alcohol can you drink and with what? Keep in mind, most alochols have no carbs, the problem is when you start mixing things. Also, drinking too much alcohol will soak up all the food you have ingested and turn it into fat, which is not good.
BellaOnline has three charts to help you out:
- Atkins Cocktail Liqueur Carb Count Chart – For cocktails and other mixed drinks using liqueurs such as Bailey’s, Kahlua, and Triple Sec.
- Atkins Alcohol Carb Chart – This chart is for beer, wines, and other straight liquors — no mixers. To keep carbs and calories down mix with diet soda or a sparkling water.
- Alcohol Cocktail Supplies Carb Chart – The carb counts for many of the edibles you might find in your cocktails and mixed drinks, from juices to olives.
As most dieters already know, Vodka will be your best bet, just watch out when you begin throwing in Sprite and other flavored drinks. Brandy and Cognac also have no carbs. Low-carb beers typically have a low-percentage of alcohol, so it can be tough to keep carbohydrate consumption down while at the same time as keeping pace with your friends.