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Keto-Friendly Beer, Wine, and Spirits

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that alcohol doesn’t help weight loss. In fact, it may slow weight loss, since your body will burn the alcohol before anything else. However, some drinks are much more keto-friendly than others, and if you know what to look out for, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy a drink on the keto diet. Here are our recommendations for the best keto-friendly beers, wines, and spirits.

Beer

When it comes to drinks, beer may be the worst option for those on a keto or low-carb diet. Beer is packed with carbs, so you can throw off your macros with a single drink. A stout such as Guinness has 18g of carbohydrates per pint [1]. However, there are some beers which keto-lovers can enjoy from time to time.

Our top picks:

Ones to avoid:

Wine

For those on a keto diet, wine is a much better option than beer. Dry wines, in particular, are a great choice, since they have no residual sugar and are therefore lower in carbs. They’re not as sweet as some dessert wines, but the results are worth it if you’re looking to cut out carbs.

Our top picks:

Ones to avoid:

Spirits

In general, spirits are okay on a keto diet. Pure spirits like brandy, whiskey, vodka, cognac, and tequila have no carbs and are fine on keto. The problem is mixed drinks, especially sugar-sweetened drinks. A Gin & Tonic, for example, has 12.1g of carbs per serving [14]. But if you’re craving something sweet, try KetoLogic BHB and soda water instead of juice or cola. It’s a sugar-free way to get the sweetness you’re looking for.

Our top picks:

Ones to avoid:

Conclusion

Alcoholic drinks have lots of hidden carbs and sugar that can make it tough to stick to a keto diet. But if you know what to look for and what to avoid, you can still enjoy a drink without upsetting your macros. Remember that your body burns alcohol before anything else, so even if your macros are correct, drinking alcohol will slow weight loss. Another thing to keep in mind is that when you’re on a low-carb diet, your tolerance for alcohol goes down. So it’s important to drink a glass of water after each alcoholic beverage, and be mindful of how you’re feeling before reaching for a second drink.

Please drink responsibly.

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Want more keto-friendly wines? Find even more options here.

Looking for a sugar-free mixer? Try KetoLogic BHB! (Psssst! Our BHB can also help you get back into ketosis if you over-indulge.)

REFERENCES

[1] https://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/calories-in-food/alcoholic-drinks/guinness.htm

[2] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-select-55-light-lager-2-4-alc_f-ZmlkPTE3NTc5NA.html

[3] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-genuine-draft-64-light-lager-beer-2-8-alc_f-ZmlkPTY3NDQ4.html

[4] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-ultra-superior-light-beer-4-2-alc_f-ZmlkPTc1Mjk4.html

[5] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-extra-stout-beer-6-alc_f-ZmlkPTg4MzYy.html

[6] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-belgium-lager-beer-5-alc_f-ZmlkPTE3MjE2Nw.html

[7] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-ales-beers-belgian-white-ale-5-4-alc_f-ZmlkPTY3NDIw.html

[8] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-wines-champagne_f-ZmlkPTcwMzA5.html

[9] https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/14134?fgcd=&manu=&format=&count=&max=25&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=14134&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing=

[10] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-wines-pinot-noir-red-wine-10-alc_f-ZmlkPTIxMDcxOQ.html

[11] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-wines-sweet-dessert-wine-15-alc_f-ZmlkPTE0MDU3.html

[12] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-wines-sangria-average_f-ZmlkPTE1ODE4Nw.html

[13] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-wines-port-20-alc_f-ZmlkPTcyNzAz.html

[14] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-cocktails-gin-tonic-no-lime-wedge_f-ZmlkPTE1ODIyOA.html

[15] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-cocktails-martini-no-olive-or-lemon-twist_f-ZmlkPTY3NjA1.html

[16] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-liquors-spirits-whiskey-80-proof_f-ZmlkPTY3NTA2.html

[17] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-liquors-spirits-vodka-red-label-40-alc_f-ZmlkPTEwNDc0OQ.html

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[19] https://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-cocktails-cosmopolitan-no-orange-peel_f-ZmlkPTE1ODE4Mw.html

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