Great question. The simple answer is yes. You CAN drink alcohol on the keto diet, but you’ll have to be aware of the carbs that you will be consuming. One Bud Light has 6.6g of net carbs, while a Samuel Adams Boston Lager has 18.8g carbs! Drinking beer will mean saving your carbs for this treat. Most glasses of wine (5oz, not the full glass) have 0-4g of carbs. Pure spirits often have 0 carbs, but you have to be careful of your mixers. One gin and tonic contains 16g carbs! Vodka with soda water and lime has zero carbs. So does tequila, brandy, and whiskey. If you are having your drinks straight up, you’ll be safer.
Avoid anything sugary, sweet, or sweetened. Wine coolers or “alcopops” like Smirnoff Ice will usually contain a day’s worth of carbs.
Drinking alcohol will slow your weight loss, as your body burns the alcohol before burning anything else. Drink responsibly!