April Low Carb Cocktails + Quarantine Cocktail Challenge

My goal for April’s Low Carb Cocktail was to create something that can easily be replicated with simple ingredients we already have in our home. Since getting to the grocery or liquor store is a little harder this month, I put together three low carb recipes to recreate while we are stuck inside. PLUS, one lucky person will win $100 by entering my #CupOfOjCockailChallenge below!

These recipes include either tequila, vodka, or bourbon, with variations of lime, lemon, or grapefruit juice, a hint of mint, stevia simple syrup and a few splashes of sparkling water. See my steps for making stevia simple syrup toward the bottom of this blog post.

my three April low carb cocktail recipes:

Lemon Drop Martini

What you’ll need:

  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) vodka
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) stevia simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice strained
  • Lemon slices for garnish

How to make:

  1. Mix vodka, stevia simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  2. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices.
  4. Enjoy!

Sparkling Lime Paloma

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 ounces of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • Sparkling water (enhance the flavor with Lime flavored sparkling water)
  • Lime for garnish

How to make:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, and a squeeze of lime.
  2. Shake for 5-10 seconds.
  3. Strain liquid over ice into your glass.
  4. Top with sparkling water and a lime wedge.
  5. Enjoy!


What you’ll need:

  • 3 oz. of bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. of mint stevia simple syrup (add a few sprigs of mint to your pot of stevia simple syrup while it boils)
  • Splash of sparkling water
  • Sprig mint for garnish
  • Crushed ice

How to make:

  1. Combine bourbon and mint stevia simple syrup.
  2. Pour over crushed ice.
  3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of mint.
  4. Enjoy!


  1. Bring one cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of stevia and let it simmer at low heat until stevia has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Let it cool at room temperature before using, refrigerate the rest.

If you don’t have these items or are feeling a little more creative, I have a new challenge for you. Using the below guidelines, create your OWN low carb cocktail anytime in the month of April, post your creation on social media with #CupOfOjCocktailChallenge and be sure to tag me for a chance to win $100! Just a little something that can go toward medication, food, or even more cocktail ingredients.

Make Your Own Cocktail Challenge

  1. Select your favorite liquor (or two, if it pairs well ya know).
  2. Add in 1-2 mix-ins (fresh fruit juices, sparkling waters, stevia simple syrup, etc)
  3. Add a garnish (to make it cute).
  4. Post it on social media with #CupofOjCocktailChallenge and be sure to tag me!

Must be 21+ to enter and win. Can’t wait to see which cocktails you create! Happy mixing!

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