Keto friendly cocktails are equally tempting as the creation of Keto desserts. I think my passion for experimenting will never end! Naturally, you can’t use just any fruit juice or alcoholic beverage and proclaim it Keto. Sugar is hidden in every single ingredient of classic cocktails. In fact, you simply can’t rely on those well-known cocktail ingredients. Luckily, there are those ingredients known only to Ketonians that are simply Keto friendly to the full potential!
Virgin or alcoholic cocktail?
Both Apollonas and I were never quite fans of alcohol. Not even before we went Keto. A shot of Mastiha liquer or a glass of red wine was always more than enough for us. But if you will add a splash of white rum or Ouzo to your Keto friendly cocktail, nothing serious will happen. Of course, we would always recommend having a Keto cocktail without any alcohol! This way you can enjoy it together with children or just before driving! Not to mention, a cocktail party on your balcony will look and taste divine with our Keto exotic ingredients.
How a cocktail can be nutritious?
A cocktail can contain all the minerals and vitamins and can serve as an energy boost. However, in most cases, we enjoy cocktails just for visual effect and flavour. The experience is always associated with relaxation time and can be seen as a reward! With the ingredients we will use in this delicious recipe, you will most definitely get a boost in vitamins and flavour too. So, basically, you will get the best of both worlds!
Maybe you have noticed that I often use Sea buckthorn. Well, it’s the queen of Keto friendly fruits and it’s so flavour boosting. If you want to learn about all the health benefits of Hippophae or Sea buckthorn, here’s the link you need to check out.
What is Acerola?
Acerola is our new Keto-friendly cocktail ingredient discovery. Just like mighty Hippophae, it’s low in sugar but extremely high in vitamin C.
Acerola is also known as tropical cherry or Barbados cherry
It contains 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. Acerola, (Latin named Malpighia glabra L.), is the fruit that can easily be your Vitamin C source, even on Keto, because its concentrated juice has 3g of sugar per 100ml. (This refers to the brand we use. Please read your product nutrition label to make sure it doesn’t contain much more sugar. Usually, an organic labelled Acerola juice will not contain more than 4g)
The Acerola fruit, in addition to vitamin C, contains many other ingredients beneficial to the body. Namely: vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), calcium, iron, bioflavonoids, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and pantothenic acid…
In traditional medicine, Acerola has been used for centuries in the treatment of anaemia, colds and flu, as a treatment for better cardiac function, impaired liver function, rheumatism, dysentery, tuberculosis, improved wound healing, diarrhoea, urinary infections and coughs.
When should a Ketonian enjoy a Keto-friendly cocktail?
Ideally, you will have it right after your Keto meal. The same way as you would do with any Keto dessert. In particular, if you decide to have your Keto cocktail instead of a Keto dessert, then you can even have 2 glasses and relax while sipping the flavours, aromas and excitement from the most beautiful glass you have! In fact, people who enjoy preparing cocktails at home are usually extremely creative and inventive!
What Space has to do with it?
Well, as the scientists confirmed, the centre of our Milky Way smells like rum and tastes like raspberries. As you might already know, I am a Trekkie! In fact, I love science fiction so much that it serves as inspiration in many of my Keto recipes. The other day I was watching an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and saw some crazy alien cocktails. This instantly reminded me of Quark! Who is Quark? he’s a Ferengi from Deep Space 9 who usually makes cocktails with ingredients from distant quadrants of our galaxy. For this reason, I used ingredients from distant parts of our beloved planet! 😉