This keto lemon drop martini recipe is the perfect drink for the holidays. It’s bright and refreshing and very easy to make. You can make it with or without alcohol and each drink has roughly 1.7g net carbs!
You might also like this low carb vodka chata drink!
Last year I made a low carb raspberry mimosa which I loved for New Years so I wanted to make something different this year. I am partial to vodka and I had a few Meyer lemons and made this keto lemon drop martini recipe for 2019. My husband and I have been taste testing and it was the perfect cocktail for a fresh new year! And it has very few carbs. 🙂
Keto Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients
There are only 4 ingredients and while I felt they were the best of the best to use, you can always make substitutions. First there are Meyer lemons which might be hard to find but I got mine at Trader Joes. They are in season from December to March. However you can use regular lemons if you want. Note that you want to use both the juice and the zest of these fruits.
As for the vodka I suggest a mid shelf brand. I used Absolute Citron but I know there are many brands with lemon/citrus flavor. And the last two items are lemon seltzer water and Swerve confectioners sweetener. I like the confectioners because it dissolves easily.
Let’s make a Lemon Drop Martini!
If you have a shaker bottle add to it 1 oz of lemon juice + 1 oz vodka + 1 tablespoon Swerve sweetener and the zest of 1/4 of a lemon. Remember I used Meyer lemons. Mix well then pour over ice and add the lemon seltzer to your liking. This seemed to be the perfect amounts for us. If you want it sweeter or stronger adjust accordingly.
If you don’t like the zest in your drink
You can skip it altogether or mix the zest, juice and vodka head of time. When you are ready to make your drink, just strain the zest out. It should impart a bit of flavor that way.
I hope you enjoy this simple low carb New Year’s drink. It’s light, refreshing and just the perfect way to start the new year. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
67 cals / 0g fat / 1.8g carbs / 0.1g fiber / 0.1g protein = 1.7g net carbs
A note about the nutrition: I had a hard time figuring out the nutrition for a Meyer lemon. I read that they are sweeter than regular lemons because they have less citric acid. I found this information that said 1 oz of Meyer lemon had only 0.5g net carbs. The other elements of this drink have no carbs. So for this recipe I just used the information for regular lemon juice. Please use your own calculation if you are worried about accuracy.
Another great drink recipe to try over the holidays is my friend Zuzana’s keto mulled wine. She makes it in the Instant Pot and is another crowd pleaser.
Keto Lemon Drop Martini Recipe
This keto lemon drop martini recipe is the perfect drink for the holidays. It's bright and refreshing and very easy to make. You can make it with or without alcohol and each drink has roughly 1.7g net carbs!
- 1 oz vodka (optional)
- 1 oz Meyer lemon juice (can use regular)
- 1 tablespoon Swerve confectioners sweetener
- lemon seltzer water to taste
- 1/4 lemon Meyer lemon zest (or regular lemon zest)
In a shaker cup add the juice, vodka, sweetener and zest. Mix well and pour over ice.
Add seltzer water to fill the rest of the glass. Taste and adjust accordingly.
If you don't want the zest in your drink: either eliminate it OR mix the juice, zest and vodka ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to use. Then strain before finishing the cocktail with the sweetener and seltzer.