Keto Friendly Lemonade

Published on Aug 7, 2017
Updated on Sep 20, 2018

The Keto Diet is all the rage these days – but if you’re like me,  your desire for crisp, cool, and sweetly refreshing lemonade is raging as well! Well I’ve got great news – you can have your lemonade and drink it too, even while eating Keto!

This recipe serves up a generous 32 ounce portion of citrusy goodness, and yet contains just 5 carbs (and 12 calories, if you’re counting).

You’re welcome to use a mixture of lemon and lime juice, but I’ve found that using only lemons or only limes produces an equally delicious drink. I recommend cranking out 4-8 jars of this stuff at a time and storing it in the fridge (it should keep well for at least a week) for easy grab and go access.

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what cayenne pepper is doing in a lemonade recipe – stay with me! The cayenne adds just the right amount of kick to the drink, and the combination of the crisp cool flavors of citrus paired with the warm notes of the cayenne is a match made in heaven. I find 4 drops per 32 ounces of lemonade to be perfect for my tastes, but you may wish to add less or more according to your preferences. You might choose to omit the cayenne all together, but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!

Keto Friendly Lemonade

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto, Lemonade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 11 kcal
Author: Steve

A crisp, refreshing Keto Lemonade that will quench your thirst while remaining Keto friendly.



  • 1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 0.5 Tsp Lite and Sweet A Sweetener blend of Erythritol and Xylitol
  • 0.33 Tsp Liquid Stevia I prefer NOW Better Stevia
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a quart size (32 ounce) mason jar, cover with a lid, and shake well.

  2. For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. It adds a surprisingly nice touch.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Friendly Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
About the author:

Steve is the man behind the scenes at – He’s passionate about healthy, holistic living. When not working at the computer, you can likely find him sipping homemade vegetable juice while camping in the woods. He’s not a hippy, honest!

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3 comments about “Keto Friendly Lemonade

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Ruth! .10 teaspoon translates to about 10 drops (if using liquid) or to a pinch if using dry ingredients. .33 teaspoon translates to about 32 drops of liquid, or 1/3 of a teaspoon, which could be rounded up to 1/2 teaspoon or rounded down to 1/4 teaspoon if you like. Hope that helps and thanks for the question!

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