Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail

This Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail  is a refreshing sugar free, low carb vodka based cocktail made with cranberry juice and lime or lemon juice. I love that I can include cocktails like this into my low carb lifestyle. This drink is another classic cocktail that even when decarbed is a great tasting, refreshing drink. Who says that low carb or sugar free eating and drinking is limiting?

A Cosmo is generally made with an orange liquor, which you of course don’t want to use because it is full of sugar. I have replaced the orange liquor with some Organic Orange Extract. It does an amazing job replacing the orange liquor and it’s because of this that the flavors in this cocktail are pretty spot on. I don’t like to scrimp when I buy extracts because I hate artificial flavors so do yourself a flavor and buy quality (organic if you can afford it) extracts. The orange one I have at the moment is made by Frontier and I bought it from iHerb.

You can use liquid sweetener such as Sweet Leaf drops in this recipe. Do use them sparingly though as 2-3 drops is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar. Make sure you read the label of any liquid sweetener drops you may want to use,as the strength can vary. I generally buy my Sweet Leaf drops (my preferred brand) from iHerb as well. You can also make your own “Low Carb Simple Syrup”, which I have included the recipe below. It will last for up to 2 months in the fridge, and is perfect to use in a drink like this.

If you are looking for some other great tasting cocktails and alcoholic drinks that are sugar free and perfect for a keto, LCHF and low carb lifestyle, checkout some of these delicious.

Low Carb Peruvian Pisco Sour Cocktail
Low Carb Espresso Martini
Low Carb Mojito
Sugar Free Coffee Liquor just like Kahlua.
Low Carb Cranberry Vodka Spritz
Low Carb Bloody Mary
Low Carb Margarita

This is mixology at it’s finest.

I hope you enjoy this Low Carb Cosmopolitan recipe!

Low Carb Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Low Carb Cosmopolitan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Low Sugar
Keywords: cocktail, cosmopolitan, cranberry, low carb cocktail, sugar free cocktail, vodka
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 30 mls /1 jigger vodka
  • 15-30 mls 1/2- 1 jigger of lemon or lime juice to taste
  • 60 mls /2 jiggers diet cranberry juice
  • 2-3 drops orange essence
  • 15-30 mls /1/2 -1 jigger of low carb simple syrup or to taste or Sweet Leaf drops to taste- optional
  • 1/2 cup ice


  • Serve over ice or shake in cocktail shaker and strain to serve.

Low Carb Simple Syrup

  • Boil 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup powdered stevia or suitable amount of alternative sweetener for 5 minutes.
  • Store in a sterile glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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