Is Whiskey Keto Friendly?

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Great News. Whiskey is Keto Friendly! Whiskey, like all unflavored distilled spirits, has zero carbs and is therefore quite keto-friendly and just fine on a Keto Diet.

Now let’s talk a second about the potential dangers that whiskey presents to your ketogenic diet, as well as a few great keto whiskey cocktail recipes.

Is Whiskey Allowed on Keto

3 Dangers of Whiskey on a Keto Diet

There are three primary dangers to consider regarding bourbon and scotch whiskey:

#1 – Even Zero-Carb alcohol like whiskey is always metabolized first before anything else you eat or drink and definitely before your own extra fat stores. While drinking whiskey won’t kick you out of ketosis, it will slow down your weight loss.

#2 – Flavored Whiskey often, but not always, has added carbs and will not be keto-friendly. Avoid any flavored whiskey to stay keto-safe.

#3 – Nearly all mixers include sugar and therefore carbs. Avoid mixers except for water and club soda to assure that your whiskey remains ok for your ketogenic diet. (Diet sodas are technically Keto since they are zero carb, but the artificial sweeteners can cause problems for some people and even affect your insulin response. Proceed with caution with diet sodas.)

2 Keto Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

#1 – Whiskey on The Rocks: Just whiskey and ice…the way whiskey was meant to be enjoyed. 😘

#2 – Keto Old Fashioned: 2 Oz Whiskey or Bourbon, 2 Dashes Sugar-Free Orange Bitters { See on Amazon >> }, 3 Drops Liquid Monk Fruit Sweetener { See on Amazon >> }, Optional Orange Peel to Garnish.

#3 – Keto Manhattan: 2 Oz Whiskey, 2 Dashes of Sugar-Free Cherry Bitters { See on Amazon >> }, 3 Drops Liquid Monk Fruit Sweetener { See on Amazon >> }.

Enjoy your drink and keep your keto on! ~Angela

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Angela Davis

I'm Angela Davis, Co-Founder of Advantage Meals. I have a Bachelors in Anthropology and Masters in Holistic Nutrition. My passion is Ancestral Nutrition and for over a decade I've been helping Keto Diet beginners and those looking for their Primal Diet. "There is no one right way." Below are the most recent articles I've written for

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