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Keto Cranberry Thyme Spritz

This Keto Cranberry Thyme Spritz is not only festive but it is Keto approved and so easy to make!

Cranberry and Thyme Keto Spritz

So it’s Christmas Eve-Eve and I wasn’t planning to make cocktails.

We have a family tradition where every year, I make Red Wine Braised Brisket, my husband makes Apple Pie, we watch the Polar Express, and read The Night Before Christmas.

This year I wanted to try something different and add cranberries to the brisket to make it more “festive”. I had a lot left over because I didn’t want to use the entire bag, and I didn’t want them to go to waste, so cocktails, of course!

Originally, we made these cocktails last year for our Annual Christmas Party (see this year’s party menu here). However, I was pregnant and I wasn’t able to enjoy any.

They seemed to be a hit so I wanted to make a Keto-approved version of them. The recipe for this cocktail is originally from Bon Appétit, I made the simple syrup using Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener instead of sugar.

Additionally, this is a great New Year’s cocktail because of the champagne that is added to it. If you aren’t a fan of Campari, you don’t have to add it, or just add a splash.

Cranberry Thyme Keto Spritz

I don’t really like Campari but I can barely taste it in this cocktail. Trust me, once you’ve taken a sip, you will be sold on it.

Not only is this cocktail easy to make, but it is also very drinkable because it has no sugar. You also don’t have to worry about getting kicked out of Ketosis by drinking this if you follow the Ketogenic diet.

Make sure you use Brut for this and not Spumante for this cocktail. Brut is dry and has fewer carbs and Spumante is sweeter which is higher in carbs and may bring down your Ketones.

sugar-free cocktail

Even if you aren’t Keto, this is a great cocktail option that won’t leave you with that “sugary drink hangover.” You know exactly what I am talking about, it’s not fun.

Just make sure to drink lots of water!

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Cranberry Thyme Keto Spritz
Cranberry Thyme Keto Spritz

Keto Cranberry Thyme Spritz

Yield: 1 Cocktail (leftover syrup can make more)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


For the syrup:


  1. To make the syrup, combine thyme, cranberries, Lakanto, and water in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Cook for 15 minutes until cranberries release their color.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer.
  4. To make the cocktail:
  5. Combine 1 oz cranberry-thyme syrup, 1/2 oz lemon juice and 1/4 oz Campari in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
  6. Pour into a coupe glass and top with 3 oz of Champagne.
  7. Garnish with fresh cranberries. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 0g

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