“The short version: wine is much lower in carbs than beer, so most people who eat keto choose wine. Pure spirits like whiskey and vodka contain zero carbs, but watch out for sweet drinks – they may contain massive amounts of sugar,” advised Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, via Diet Doctor.
If you’re looking to indulge in an alcohol beverage while sticking to a keto diet, opt for lower carb drink options and avoid over-the-top cocktails.
Liquor with 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) or higher will typically have 0 grams net carbs, The USDA reports that a serving of pinot noir has around four grams of carbs, and 1.5-ounce pour of whiskey in diet cola has less than one carb, according to Nutritionix.
You can also swap out tonic for soda in mixed drinks for an extra reduction in net carbs.
Be prepared for worse hangovers if you drink while following a keto diet.
Eating a carb-heavy meal before drinking can keep you from getting drunk too quickly.