Skip to Content

Low Carb Apple Cocktail with Gin

This low carb apple cocktail is a refreshing gin-based drink for the holidays. It's garnished with cranberry ice cubes and a cinnamon stick!

Low Carb Apple Cocktail - a gin based drink with cranberry ice cubes that is sugar free and keto friendly.

This post contains affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you I can make a tiny bit of money to help support this blog. Thank you!

The key to creating this cocktail was finding some low- or zero-carb sparkling water that was apple flavored. The original version of this cocktail uses Appletiser, which contains over 25g of carbohydrates per cup.

I did some research and found the following brands: Sparkling Ice, Perrier, Crystal Geyser, bubly, and Voss. Some of these varieties are hard to track down in stores – for example my local stores recently stopped featuring the Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice, which used to be my favorite. For some reason still water options with apple flavoring seem to be easier to find, but I don't think that they would work so well. I used Clear American Fuji Apple as I could buy it from Walmart and it was zero carb.

Check out all my low carb gin drinks!

How to Make a Low Carb Apple Cocktail

To prepare the cranberry ice cubes, place two or three fresh cranberries into an ice cube tray, and top up with filtered or distilled water.

Low Carb Apple Cocktail - a gin based drink with cranberry ice cubes that is sugar free and keto friendly.

The cranberries will float and stand proud of the frozen ice, which doesn't bother me! But if you wanted them to be fully enclosed then fill the cavities half full with water, freeze, then top up with water and freeze again. As you can see I made more than needed for one cocktail, but they keep well in the freezer in a baggie!

Low Carb Apple Cocktail - a gin based drink with cranberry ice cubes that is sugar free and keto friendly.

Place three to four ice cubes in a tumbler, and add some gin and the sparkling apple-flavored water. 

Low Carb Apple Cocktail - a gin based drink with cranberry ice cubes that is sugar free and keto friendly.

Splash a little lime juice into the glass and use a cinnamon stick to mix. 

Low Carb Apple Cocktail - a gin based drink with cranberry ice cubes that is sugar free and keto friendly.

This is pretty much a zero carb cocktail, coming in at only 0.4g net carbs. If you didn't already have a reason to celebrate, start now!

Note: The cranberry ice cubes and the cinnamon stick are for decoration only, and are not intended to be consumed. 

Low Carb Apple Cocktail with Gin

Low Carb Apple Cocktail with Gin

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This low carb apple cocktail is a refreshing gin-based drink for the holidays. It's garnished with cranberry ice cubes and a cinnamon stick!

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh cranberries
  • Filtered or distilled water
  • 2 tbs gin
  • 1 cup low carb apple flavored sparkling water (see main post for brand suggestions)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare the cranberry ice cubes, place two or three fresh cranberries into an ice cube tray, and top up with filtered or distilled water.
  2. The cranberries will float and stand proud of the frozen ice, which doesn't bother me! But if you wanted them to be fully enclosed then fill the cavities half full with water, freeze, then top up with water and freeze again.
  3. To prepare the cocktail, place three to four ice cubes in a tumbler, and add the gin and the sparkling apple-flavored water. 
  4. Splash a little lime juice into the glass and use a cinnamon stick to mix. 

Notes

0.4g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)

Note: The cranberry ice cubes and the cinnamon stick are for decoration only, and are not intended to be consumed. 

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0.4gNet Carbohydrates 0.4gFiber 0gSugar 0.1gProtein 0g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Adapted from this recipe.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe