Ocean Breeze Drink: Low Carb Cocktail

Long, lazy weekends are made for relaxing with a favorite low carb cocktail like this refreshing Ocean Breeze that’s a fruity, delicious summer drink with just enough vodka to remind you it’s for adults only. A beautiful blue cocktail with 0 carbs? How can you resist? Drink Responsibly – this recipe is  for adults over 21.

For this recipe you’ll need: vodka, sugar free blue raspberry syrup, sugar free coconut syrup, sugar free lemon lime soda, limes, ice

Bright blue low carb cocktail garnished with a lime. Title image

Low carb vodka cocktails are some of my favorites because the alcohol gets lost in the rest of the flavors. I know, I know…girlie drinks. In the summer I want something that I can sip on and imagine that I am lying on the beach in the Caribbean, watching the palm fronds wave gently in the breeze.

So what if I’m sitting on the back deck contemplating 2 acres of brush and weeds?

This bright blue, Ocean Breeze drink definitely tastes like something you’d find in the Caribbean. The coconut and lime flavors combine to smooth out the vodka while the sugar free lemon lime soda gives it a nice sparkle. Best of all, it’s 0 carbs and that makes it just right for sipping all summer long.

A Guide to Low Carb Cocktails

While low carb and 0 carb cocktails are fine in moderation keep in mind that as long as you have alcohol in your system your body will not burn fat. Obviously drinking on a daily or ever several times a week basis is not a great idea if you want to lose weight.

What can I drink that has no carbs?

Clear spirits like rum, vodka, gin, and tequila have 0 carbs when they are straight up. Most flavored vodkas don’t have carbs but you should check with the individual company to make sure. If you pair a clear spirit with a sugar free coke (sorry coke = soda where I live so if I say coke it isn’t Coke it’s whatever) or club soda you’ll keep it to 0 carbs.

If you are a vodka & tonic or gin & tonic fan you probably shouldn’t order it out because, although you can buy diet tonic water at the store, most bars don’t carry the diet version of tonic water and the regular version is high in carbs.

Ocean Breeze blue low carb cocktail in a glass on a chipped painted table.

How many carbs in beer and wine?

Beer has carbs as does wine. Usually they are not as good of a choice as a low carb cocktail – generally 0 carbs.

  • Beer has from 10 to 20 carbs per 12 ounce glass. The very lightest beers can go as low as 2.5 carbs but that’s unusual
  • Red wine has about 2 grams of carbs in 6 ounces.
  • White wine has about 1 gram of carbs in 6 ounces.
  • Sparkling and dessert wines tend to be high in carbs.

One thing I like to do when out with friends is to order a glass of club soda, a glass of red wine, and an empty wine glass and make my own spritzers – half wine and half club soda. This gives me enough to sip on for the entire meal and conversation afterwards but with just a few carbs.

Closeup of the bright blue low carb cocktail Ocean Breeze. A lime wheel garnishes the glass.

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Low Carb Cocktail Recipes on Lowcarb-ology

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Ocean Breeze Low Carb Cocktail Recipe

Get yourself in a summer mood with this beautiful blue cocktail! Coconut, blue raspberry, lime, and vodka  are poured over crushed ice to make a super chill drink that’s perfect for sipping by the pool. If you love this recipe please give it 5 stars.

A horizontal image of a low carb cocktail, Ocean Breeze, garnished with lime. A cut lime is on the table.

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Ocean Breeze Cocktail

Light and tropical, this beautiful blue cocktail will whisk you off to a Caribbean beach - at least mentally! 0 Carbs.  The recipe is for adults 21 and over.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 198
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce sugar free coconut syrup , I use Torani
  • 1/2 ounce sugar free blue raspberry syrup , I use Torani
  • 1/2 lime
  • Fleur de Sel for garnish
  • lime slices for garnish
  • ice
  • 4 ounces sugar free lemon lime soda , more as desired

Instructions

  • Rub egg white around the top of a glass and roll in sea salt crystals to cover the rim.
  • Run about 2 cups of ice through the blender to make it like a snow cone.
  • Scoop the ice into the glass and set aside.
  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add the vodka, coconut syrup, blue raspberry syrup, and the juice from half the lime.
  • Shake until very cold and pour into prepared glass.
  • Top with sugar free lemon lime sodaand garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

Make this  a "virgin" drink by omitted the vodka and using more of the lemon lime soda.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg

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Last Updated 07/23/2019

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