This Low Carb Spiced Pear Moscow Mule with Lemon instead of lime is the ideal low calorie, sugar free and festive drink. Combine fresh squeezed lemon juice, vodka, a homemade sugar free spiced pear simple syrup, and diet ginger beer with a few lovely garnishes for a wonderful and cozy low carb drink.
We can't get enough of the warm flavors of the fall, and the holiday season. This Low Carb and Keto Spiced Pear Moscow Mule with Lemon is going to be the hit of the holiday season. Honestly you can enjoy it all year long, but when the weather starts to cool down and everything feels more merry (even when you're celebrating at home) these warming flavors will help you feel cozy!
You might have noticed that we are quite enthusiast about the flavorful low carb and sugar free drinks. If you're looking for more festive low carb and low sugar cocktail recipes we have you covered! If you're more of a whiskey drinker, check out this low carb apple cider bourbon cocktail or this low carb fall harvest bourbon whiskey sangria! Gin lover? Try this low carb pomegranate and ginger gin bennett. If you love tequila, this low carb rosemary margarita is a winner! Rum drinker? This festive low carb spiced apple cider spritzer will knock your socks off! No matter what you came for, we're sure we have a healthier for you cocktail to make your spirits bright this time of year!
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Cinnamon sticks
- Star anise (optional)
- Brown sugar Swerve (or other sugar replacement of choice)
- Bartlett pear (or your favorite variety)
- Vodka of choice
- Diet ginger beer
- Garnish with: cinnamon sticks, rosemary, pear slices, and/or lemon slices (optional)
How Do I Make The Sugar Free Spiced Pear Simple Syrup?
Now, onto the rum. Alcohol in general can be known to kick people out of ketosis, because alcohol will be used for fuel before any other food source. After alcohol, your body will turn to carbs for fuel, and then lastly, fat burning! Basically, on nights of heavier drinking, your body is running off of alcohol before anything else. When you add extra sugars and carbs to the mix with your alcohol, things can get a little tricky. For this recipe, we simply diced up a whole barlett pear, avoiding the stems and seeds. You can leave the skin on however.
In a small saucepan, we combine water, your warming spices of choice (we used cinnamon sticks and star anise), your diced pear, and your sugar replacement of choice. Our favorite sugar replacement for this particular recipe is Swerve brown sugar replacement! The warming flavors of brown sugar complement this drink so well. You can use whatever you'd like though. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover, allowing to simmer for about 30 minutes before straining away the pear and whole spices. Allow the pear syrup to cool before adding to your drink.
The spiced pear syrup won't keep that long in the fridge due to the fresh pear used, so hopefully you can use up your sugar free simple syrup before any crystallization occurs! If crystallization does occur, don't worry. Simply heat up your spiced pear simple syrup until your sweetener crystals dissolve again, and then allow it to cool off for a bit before adding it to your drink.
Will This Keto Spiced Pear Moscow Mule Kick Me Out Of Ketosis?
Honestly, this is a hard question to answer, since ketosis is a metabolic state. Keto isn't a food! Ketosis is basically the absence of carbs and sugars, and using fat for fuel in your body. While some foods are higher in carbs and sugar than others, we pretty much believe in eating what you want to an extent. When you're first starting out with a low carb lifestyle, it might be easier to limit some things, but in time, we have found that moderation for us is key.
Alcohol in general can be known to kick people out of ketosis, because alcohol will be used for fuel before any other food source. After alcohol, your body will turn to carbs for fuel, and then lastly, fat burning! Basically, on nights of heavier drinking, your body is running off of alcohol before anything else. When you add extra sugars and carbs to the mix with your alcohol, things can get a little tricky.
We will provide a more detailed breakdown of the nutrition facts of this drink below, but overall, this drink is only 5 net carbs per glass, and 2 grams of sugar. We think that's pretty low carb and keto friendly! Each person is different though and how their body reacts to alcohol, and it does depend on the brands you use. We don't like to guarantee anything, but we do hope we can guide you in the right direction of a healthier cocktail that will be fun and festive for the holidays. We're trying not to worry too much if we get kicked out of ketosis if we decide to imbibe a little, and instead, we just worry about minimizing the carb, sugar and calorie count.
Can I Make These Keto Moscow Mules Ahead of Time?
We wouldn't recommend making these too far in advance, because the ginger beer in these keto spiced pear moscow mules will fall flat. You can, of course, make the sugar free spiced pear simple syrup ahead of time We will say though, this drink comes together in one glass without a shaker or ice, so there isn't much to it! All you need to make it is a bar spoon to stir the ingredients together.
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More Recipes To Try:
- Homemade Spiced Sugar Free Low Carb Apple Cider
- Keto Rosemary Margarita
- Low Carb Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned
- Apple Cider Spritzer - Fall Prosecco Mimosa Recipe with Rum
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- Fall Harvest Whiskey Sipper - Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
- Low Carb Cranberry Coconut Christmas Mojito
- Keto Cranberry Prosecco Margarita
How to Make This Low Carb Keto Spiced Pear Moscow Mule with Lemon:
Prep all of your ingredients ahead of time. It will make your life a lot easier when it all comes together. To start, you will want to prepare your sugar free spiced pear simple syrup. In a sauce pan, combine your water, diced pear, sugar replacement and warming spices of choice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low immediately and cover. Allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes, until the pears are fork tender. Strain the pear and the whole spices away from the liquid, then discard. Allow the spiced pear simple syrup to cool before adding it to your cocktail.
In a moscow mule mug filled with ice, add in your lemon juice, spiced pear simple syrup, vodka, and then top with ginger beer.
Garnish with cinnamon sticks, a slice of pear, rosemary and even a lemon wedge if desired.
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Keto Spiced Pear Moscow Mule
- 1 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz spiced pear simple syrup (or to taste, see below for instructions)
- ½ can diet ginger beer
- Garnish with: pear, rosemary, cinnamon stick, lemon wedge
- In a moscow mule mug filled with ice, combine lemon juice, sugar free spiced pear simple syrup, and vodka.
- Top with diet ginger beer, garnish with rosemary, cinnamon sticks, a slice of pear, and/or lemon wedges. Enjoy!
4 sticks cinnamon
1 star anise
1 cup brown sugar replacement
1 whole Bartlett pear, chopped 1. To make the simple syrup, combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to low immediately and cover. Allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes, until the pears are fork tender. 2. Strain the pear and the whole spices away from the liquid, then discard. Allow the spiced pear simple syrup to cool before adding it to your cocktail. Nutrition facts do do not include the garnish.