One of the best low carb drinks I can think of is a Whiskey Sour, at least the way I make it.
Alcohol doesn’t really have carbs — it’s just the stuff you put in it. It can cause a serious stall, though. While the alcohol is in your system you won’t burn fat. That isn’t a big problem unless you start having a drink ever single day and your metabolism is really slow.
Not that I have ever done that.
I don’t drink a lot but I do like to have a cocktail once in awhile or a glass of wine with dinner. It’s just that I am a wimp when it comes to booze and I am not an on the rocks girl. I prefer something that tastes like Kool-Aid with a little zap, if you know what I mean. Of course that’s kicked me in the butt more than once. When drinks taste like Kool-Aid I tend to guzzle them.
Don’t try that at home, kids.
A few weeks ago I started working with a company on Restless Chipotle, my other blog. They make a lot of the alcohol that we buy so I felt good about endorsing them. They sent out a couple of bottles and to my great joy and delight one of them was George Dickel Sour Mash Whiskey.
I love that stuff. Well, in a celebratory way not in a bum with a brown paper bag sort of way. I was just off of a round of induction and I decided to create a low carb version of one of my favorites to celebrate with.
The Lowcarb-ology Extra Special Whiskey Sour Slush.
Oh my gosh, it was so good that I had to remind myself not to guzzle.
I used the George Dickel Sour Mash Whiskey that the company sent to me but they didn’t send it for review, especially not on this blog. This is a product that I use and so I feel comfortable in endorsing it. Use whatever you prefer. No money changed hands.
Low Carb Whiskey Sour Slush (Phase2, OWL)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 3 ounces whiskey
- 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons xylitol
- 1 teaspoon sugar free cherry lime syrup
- Fresh lime for garnish
- Put all of the ingredients except the lime garnish in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime slice.