July 31, 2018

You can have your cocktail and stay in ketosis too!  That's right, did you know that 1oz of vodka has only 65 calories and zero carbs?  If you're like us, and enjoy an occasional cocktail, our friends at Square One Organic Spirits show us how to make them, keto style.

Rosemary Botanical Bramble
by Square One Organic Spirits
Serves 1
114 Calories, 0g Fat, 1.6g Net Carbs, 0g Protein

Juicy blackberries and herbaceous rosemary lend seasonal color and flavor to Square One Botanical vodka. Want it bubbly? Top the finished cocktail with club soda.

2 Tbsps granular Swerve* or Lakanto* 1:1 Sweetener
2 Tbsps boiling water
1.5 oz. Square One Botanical
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
5 blackberries, divided 
2 sprigs of rosemary
Crushed ice

In a ramekin or other small bowl, combine the sweetener and boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice, then reserve the simple syrup.

Fill a highball glass with the crushed ice.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 sprig of rosemary with 3 of the blackberries. Add the simple syrup, Square One Botanical, and a scoop of ice. Shake, then strain into the prepared glass. Spear the remaining 2 blackberries with the remaining rosemary sprig and add it to the glass to garnish. Enjoy!

*These sweeteners are made with erythritol, which does not impact blood glucose in most people so the carbs it contains are considered non-impact and subtracted from the total carb count.