Lo-Carb, Lo-Cal Pain Killer Cocktail

lo-cal, lo-carb pain killer cocktail

With the snow and cold weather here to stay for a while, we thought we’d play pretend and update the very first cocktail we posted at Nearly All Things – the Lo-Cal Pain Killer Cocktail is even more lo-carb and lo-cal this time around!   One sip of this and you’ll be thinking warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and hot bartenders serving you tropical drinks with colorful, tiny umbrellas….pretend, remember? 😉

The beauty of this yummy cocktail is that we’ve reduced the sugar this time around to make it even more lo-carb and keto friendly, because we are all still trying to stay on track, right?  The secret to this drink is to use coconut vodka (rather than rum) and be sure to juice your pineapple rather than buying pineapple juice from the store.  This will keep the sugars even lower.  If you want to go even lower in calories, you could substitute some of the unsweetened coconut milk with unsweetened coconut water – but that just might be taking this “staying on track” theme a little too far… you decide.

Nutrition facts on pineapple


Lo-Carb, Lo-Cal Pain Killer:


  • Full glass of ice
  • CÎROC™ Coconut vodka
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple, juiced (5 carbs, 4g sugar)
  • 2 – 3 oz unsweetened coconut milk


Mix and enjoy!!!  You’re not new to this rodeo, right?

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It’s Bourbon Thyme!

Thyme Bourbon:


  • 1 – 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • fresh thyme




Simmer one cup of sugar and one cup water with fresh thyme till the sugar dissolves.  Then, strain the thyme.

Add the thyme flavored simple syrup to your favorite bourbon.  Some of you will like a whole lot of it while others may just need a dash.  We’ll leave that up to you 😉

Top the drink with a fresh piece of thyme and serve on the rocks.  This is a great Christmas warmer upper!!

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