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7 Best Low Carb Tequila Drinks in New Zealand

Tequila is a popular drink of choice among Kiwis. If you are looking for the best low-carb tequila drinks in New Zealand, I have you covered. Today we will look at some of the best sugar-free recipes you can try at home that are perfect for those on a keto diet.

Most people, especially those on a diet avoid margaritas fearing the carbs and calories that a glass-full packs. It doesn’t have to be that way.

There are so many fun and easy tequila cocktails you can try that are low in carbs. You can make these recipes using vodka as well.

These recipes are keto-friendly and will satisfy your cocktail cravings without raising your glucose levels. The ingredients used in these recipes are easily available in New Zealand.

7 Best Low-Carb Tequila Drinks To Try in New Zealand

1. Skinny Keto Margarita


Perhaps the most simplest and popular drink in New Zealand on this list is the skinny margarita. The keto version is a delicious spin on a classic margarita without carbs and sugars. So, rest assured as it will not put you out of ketosis.

The fresh lime-flavored drink is made from tequila, lime juice, sweetener, sparkling water, and jalapenos which are optional.

2. Paloma Cocktail


Paloma cocktail is light and fruity with a light pink, and orange color that I love. This keto cocktail is made from fresh grapefruit juice with soda water.

To make a keto Paloma cocktail, you need tequila, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, lime juice, and mint for garnishing. The classical Mexican cocktail only uses tequila and grapefruit soda. There are no artificial sweeteners in the drink.

3. Keto Bloody Maria


Another hearty cocktail that is a wonder when it comes to dealing with hangovers is Bloody Mary but with a twist for those on a low-carb diet or keto.

Bloody Maria is Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka. It is meaty, tangy, and sweet in flavor. It requires a few ingredients only such as tequila, tomato vegetable juice, horseradish, smoked hot sauce, lime juice, and pepper.

4. Tequila Mojito


One of the most refreshing summer drinks with fresh mint is mojitos. Traditional mojitos are extremely sweet with high sugar and carb levels.

However, the keto version uses keto sweetener, lime juice, tequila, club soda, and fresh mint. For this recipe, I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener. You can use any keto-friendly sweetener you want.

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5. Keto Tequila Sunrise


Tequila sunrise looks like a sunrise trapped in a glass. The cocktail is absolutely delicious, and one look at it will have you coming back for more because it’s just so irresistible.

This keto-friendly summer cocktail is made from tequila, lime juice, keto orange juice, fruit punch, and keto sweetener.

6. Low Carb Cranberry Margarita


The sugar-free cranberry margarita is a sight for sore eyes. The red crystal cocktail is filled with flavor and is keto-friendly. For this drink, you can make cranberry sauce at home and incorporate it into your drinks.

To make this low-carb drink, you just need tequila, lime juice, cranberry sauce, and soda.

7. Strawberry Lime Tequila

This fruity cocktail is best for summer. The freshness of lime, and sweetness of strawberries are a perfect combination. I love strawberry-flavored fruity cocktails as they are so refreshing.

For the drink, you need frozen strawberries, tequila, lime juice, and a keto sweetener. I don’t use artificial sweeteners as the strawberries provide enough sweetness to the cocktail.

These are the seven best low-carb tequila drinks that you can try at home. With simple ingredients, you can have these fruity and refreshing cocktails in New Zealand without having to worry about disturbing your keto diet.

All these drinks are keto-friendly, so have a refreshing glass of cocktail without raising your sugar or carbs level. Satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty!

Here are a few keto-friendly, low-carb recipes to try with cocktails:


Can I drink tequila on keto?

Yes, there are many low-carb tequila drinks available if you follow a keto diet. For example, pure forms of alcohol like tequila, gin, vodka, and whiskey are free of carbs.

Which tequila is sugar-free?

Blanco tequila is the only type of tequila to stay sugar and carb-free. It does not contain any sugar.


If you’re looking for low-carb tequila drinks, you’re in luck! Tequila itself is relatively low in carbohydrates, and there are several cocktail options as shown above that you can enjoy while keeping your carb intake in check.

Remember that while these drinks are relatively low in carbs, moderation is key, especially if you’re following a strict low-carb diet.

Also, be mindful of the ingredients you use, as some pre-made mixers in New Zealand can contain added sugars. Opt for fresh ingredients and sugar-free alternatives whenever possible.

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