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Keto Muddled Strawberry Margarita

Fresh muddled strawberries, apple cider vinegar or lime juice, and a no-sugar sweetener provide a fresh, keto-friendly take on the margarita just in time for Cinco de Mayo. This low-carb margarita recipe uses clear tequila, which has no carbs and is naturally gluten-free. Muddling the strawberries with a no-sugar sweetener such as birch xylitol adds just the right amount of sweetness to the fresh berries and keeps your net carbs low — just 1 gram per drink.

If you choose to use apple cider vinegar over fresh lime juice, your margarita will be a little more acidic than you’re probably used to — think strawberry shrub-like in taste. If you need convincing, read up on all health benefits of apple cider vinegar, including how it boosts ketosis.

Drinking alcohol isn’t Bulletproof, but many of us do it – especially to celebrate good times with friends and family, like during holidays and festivities including Cinco de Mayo. If you choose to drink, this guide will help minimize your hangover.

Keto margarita recipe provided byV eronica Culver, The Enchanted Cook


  • 3 ounces good quality clear tequila

  • 2 ounces fresh organic lime juice (or organic apple cider vinegar)

  • 1/4 cup sliced organic strawberries, divided

  • 2 teaspoons birch xylitol, divided

  • 4 ounces sparkling mineral water

  • Ice

  • Lime wedge and whole strawberry, for garnish


  1. Gather two rocks glasses and place half of the strawberries plus 1 teaspoon of the xylitol in each glass. Muddle by gently pressing and mixing at the bottom of the glass using a cocktail muddler or you can use a fork and mash it.

  2. Add half of the tequila and half of the apple cider vinegar or lime juice to each glass and stir.

  3. Add ice to each and top off with sparkling mineral water.

  4. Optional: add a garnish of a lime wheel and strawberry.

Serves: 2

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