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How to Host a Low Carb Cocktail Party

Here are my top tips on how to host a low carb cocktail party, including drinks, garnishes and food ideas!How to Host a Low Carb Cocktail Party - tips and recipes

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Are you planning a cocktail party? No need to mess up your diet if you make it a low carb party! Here are my best suggestions and low carb alcoholic drink ideas!

Supplies for a Low Carb Cocktail Party

First you'll need to think about the drinks you're going to serve. How many, and are you going to have someone in charge or let guests make their own? The best alcohols to head for are the zero carb ones: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey. Then make sure you have some zero carb mixers: diet lemon and lime soda, seltzer water, diet ginger ale, diet tonic water. You'll need some lemons and limes, and perhaps even some dry sparkling wine like Prosecco! Try making a pitcher of my low carb punch with prosecco if you're planning for a crowd!

Grab yourself a cocktail shaker and get inventing! My mini ebook Low Carb Cocktails only costs $3 and features some amazing recipes with step by step instructions and color photos. How about a Brandy Alexander, Berry Sangria or a Raspberry Moscow Mule?!?

Low Carb Cocktails Mini Ebook

Low Carb Cocktail Recipes

I definitely recommend making your own homemade simple syrup!

Zero Carb Cocktails

Don't forget to provide some non-alcoholic cocktails and water! All the recipes in the book will still taste great if the alcohol is omitted!

Some people might not want the fuss of a cocktail shaker, so make sure you have some recipes for a selection of low carb mixed drinks to hand!

Low Carb Mixed Drinks

You'll need a variety of suitable glasses and don't forget ice and garnishes! Get yourself a zester that also has a channel knife for making lemon or lime peel decorations. Or uses slices of orange, lime or lemon instead. Fresh herbs like mint add a lovely fresh touch too. And how about a decorated glass rim? Check out my Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail recipe for the easy instructions.How to Host a Low Carb Cocktail Party - tips and recipes

 

Stay away from those sugar-laden cocktail cherries, but you might like to add straws, drink umbrellas or swizzle sticks for extra fun color!!

Food for a Low Carb Cocktail Party

And of course you'll need to serve some food at your party! I prefer one or two bite options. Some people will load up a plate full of food, others will just take one piece at a time. Anything that doesn't need a plate is a good idea if people are standing around – everyone hates trying to hold a plate and cocktail glass and then trying to eat! If you want to offer chips and dips, try these homemade tortilla chips, or check out my Low Carb Chips & Dips ebook! If you're looking to serve something more substantial, here are some great suggestions to stop your guests going hungry:

Low Carb Blini

Low Carb Mojito Jello BitesMojito Jello Bites

Prosciutto Cups with Egg and Parmesan

Crispy Cheese Balls

Parmesan Crisps Five Ways

Huevos Rancheros Deviled EggsHuevos Rancheros Deviled Eggs

Shrimp with Bacon Herb Dip

Mustard Cocktail Sausages

Radish and Creamy Anchovy CanapesRadish and Creamy Anchovy Canapes

Chipotle Bacon Twists with Sour Cream Dip

Low Carb Shrimp Maki

Crostini (made with low carb bread)

BBQ Pork Rinds

Low Carb Smoked Salmon PinwheelsSmoked Salmon Pinwheels

 

So get planning your next low carb cocktail party right now! Cheers!

 

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