The Black Betty a.k.a. the BEST Low-Carb Paleo Blackberry & Sage Cocktail! (stevia-sweetened!)
With whisky and hints of lime, bubbling sparkling water, plump blackberries, and earthy sage, the stevia-sweetened Black Betty is not only beautiful to look at, it’s also quite tasty! Try this low-carb paleo blackberry and sage cocktail for your next party or girls night in!
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Is there anything better than getting together with friends and the season’s produce and creating dishes and drinks together??
I don’t think so!
Recently, we had my best friend and her partner over for dinner. I made chicken thighs with our family’s Super Secret Dry Rub, roasted asparagus with shaved Parmesan, No-Fail Cauli-tatoes, my Beet & Blood Orange Slaw, and for dessert, Keto Lemon Curd with my shortbread cookies and Nancy’s probiotic cream cheese. It was quite a feast!
And, there’s more…
Jeffrey, her partner, is the chef at a local high-end restaurant. As you can imagine, when Jeffrey and I get together, the topic of conversation is pretty singular — food!
I told Jeffrey my idea for a blackberry and sage cocktail and asked him to help me make it a reality. Since any excuse to play with food is acceptable, we made a giant mess in my kitchen and hand-crafted this berry-licious low-carb paleo blackberry and sage cocktail while listening to music and laughing.
It was perfect. 🙂
With whisky and hints of lime, bubbling sparkling water, plump blackberries, and earthy sage, the stevia-sweetened Black Betty is not only beautiful to look at, it’s also quite tasty!
Stevia-Sweetened Black Betty (a.k.a. the BEST Low-Carb Paleo Blackberry & Sage Cocktail!)
Although we tested the Black Betty recipe with aquavit, rum, vodka, and whisky, the whisky ended up, not surprisingly, being my personal favorite. (Hey, I’m from the South; whisky is my language, ok?)
The Hubs had his with rum, which isn’t my fave. If you’re into rum, give it a shot; he loved it!
Also, no worries… There were 4 of us adults, so we put a different kind of liquor in each glass and took turns tasting out of the other glasses! 😉
I’m so happy with this lovely, deep purple cocktail — or “big girl drink” as I love to call special adult beverages like this. Give it a try this summer… it sure would be a waste of juicy summer berries not to!
The Black Betty (a.k.a. the BEST Low-Carb Paleo Blackberry & Sage Cocktail!)
Author Lindsey Dietz
Yield 8 drinks
With whisky and hints of lime, bubbling sparkling water, plump blackberries, and earthy sage, the stevia-sweetened Black Betty is not only beautiful to look at, it's also quite tasty! Try this low-carb paleo black-berry and sage cocktail for your next party or girls night in!
For The Blackberry-Sage Syrup:
- 16 ounces frozen blackberries
- 8 ounces filtered water
- 1/4 cup, packed, chopped sage leaves and stems
- 2 limes, juice and zest
- stevia, to taste
For The Cocktails:
- sparkling water (or sparkling lime water for more lime flavor)
- lime wedges
- sage leaves
Make The Blackberry-Sage Syrup:
Combine all syrup ingredients, except the stevia, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until reduced and thickened to coat the back of a spoon.
Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a jar.
Assemble Your Cocktails:
Fill a lowball glass with ice.
Add a shot of whisky and about 1/4 cup of the Blackberry-Sage Syrup.
Fill to the top with sparkling water.
Add a lime wedge and sprig of fresh sage to garnish.
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More Low-Carb Keto Paleo Cocktail & Non-Alcoholic Drinks You’ll Love…
- Old-Fashioned Keto Root Beer Float
- Real Food Cranberry Lemon Spritzer
- Keto Mojito (sugar-free, low-carb)
- Low-Carb Strawberry Italian Sodas
- Stevia-Sweetened Arnold Palmer
- Ultraviolet Lemonade (stevia-sweetened wild violet lemonade)
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