Ginger ale on keto? Heck yes. Here's how to make it with just a few simple ingredients.
I love mixing soda with my cocktails.
It's bubbly, it's sweet, and it keeps my drink from tasting like rubbing alcohol.
Unfortunately, soda is strictly forbidden on the keto diet.
I get it. Soda is loaded with sugar and empty calories. It causes huge insulin spikes and can possibly kick you out of ketosis.
But it makes my drinks so yummy! says my yearning inner 20-year-old.
While their diet counterparts boast zero carbs, they're still loaded with additives and artificial sweeteners, often leaving you feeling hungrier than ever.
So what's a girl to do?
With a few simple ingredients you can make your own version of ginger ale. It's light, refreshing, and won't leave you feeling deprived.
Now we're talking.
Here's how to whip up a batch of this zero carb ginger ale.
Homemade Ginger Infusion Ingredients
- 2 cups of water
- 2 inches of shredded ginger root
- 1 tbsp allulose keto simple syrup
- splash of lime juice
- sparkling water (I am partial to La Croix in lemon or lime)
- lime garnish
- Bring water to a boil. Add shredded ginger root and remove from heat. Let ginger steep for about 30 minutes, then strain into a close-cap container.
- Once your ginger infusion has cooled, pour 4 tablespoons into a glass filled with ice.
- Add keto syrup, lime juice, and sparkling water.
- Add lime garnish if desired.
This is a viable option as a ginger ale substitute in popular buck cocktail recipes.
For those who enjoy ginger in other kinds of drinks, here are two more ways to utilize your ginger infusion (created in Step 1).
Option #1: add to hot tea along with lemon and honey for a soothing bedtime nightcap.
Option #2: Add to frozen lemon juice cubes and club soda for a wonderful summertime tonic!