Three Wise Men. One low carb whiskey cocktail – six ways! Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskey via Johnnie Walker, Jim Beam, and Jack Daniels. None of these gentlemen gave a hot damn about carbs or drinking on the keto diet. But when you bring the most famous names in whiskey together, they create a killer keto cocktail.
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Call The Three Wise Men a cocktail or a shot. Either way, this 3-ingredient whiskey combo is a zero-carb, sugar-free, legit keto drink you can order without confusing a bartender, or make at home in under five minutes.
Drinking On The Keto Diet
You can drink without getting knocked out of ketosis as long as you know your low carb alcohols and mixers.
Hard liquors like vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey are in the 0 carb club. I wrote a detailed guide about it here, so there’s that if you want to dive in.
Bottom line- whiskey is fine. It’s what you mix into it that gets you into trouble. Lucky for us, the Three Wisemen doesn’t require any add-ins except maybe an ice cube or two.
But do know that your tolerance to alcohol may not be what it once was pre-keto. So, slow your roll if you’re a newbie.
What’s In A Three Wise Men Shot?
This one is hardcore. The classic version calls for equal parts Johnnie Walker Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Jim Beam Bourbon.
Do not ask me who came up with the idea of taking these prudent fellas on excursions to switch up the spirits. My money is on a creative bartender -hope he or she got a good tip:)
Is The Three Wisemen Shot Keto-Friendly?
If you’re watching carbs, you’re covered. Whiskey has no added sugars and 0 carbs. This 100% whiskey shot is 100% keto: we aren’t bringing any sugar-filled mixers or add in’s to the table. The Three Wisemen is a serious, no-frills; it only takes one kind of drink. If you need something fruity with an umbrella – click here for keto cocktails. If you want to get down to business – stay tuned.
Mr. Johnnie Walker
1/2 Ounce = 35 Calories, 0 Carbs
Mr. Jack Daniels
1/2 Ounce = 32 Calories, 0 Carbs
Mr. Jim Beam
1/2 Ounce = 33 Calories, 0 Carbs
The Classic Shot
- ½ Ounce Johnnie Walker
- ½ Ounce Jack Daniels
- ½ Ounce Jim Beam
Gimme Three Steps To Mix It
Pour everything into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake it for 30 seconds or until you just can’t take it anymore:)
Strain & serve in a freezer-chilled shot glass!
5 Creative Variations
Three Men Go Hunting – Add ½ Ounce Wild Turkey
Three Men Cross The Border – Add ½ Ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila
Three Southern Men – Jack Daniels + Jim Beam + Jose Cuervo – No Johnnie Walker because he was a Yankee.
Three Men Take An Acid Trip – Add ½ Ounce Absinthe (Which may or may not be legal/available???)
Three Tropical Men – Jack Daniels + Jose Cuervo + Captain Morgan with a tiny umbrella– obviously:)
*Spiced rum contains 0.4 net carbs if you’re taking the Mexico trip
Pro Tip: If you’re watching carbs you may want to buy or make a few Keto-friendly snacks in case you get the Just Had A Cocktail munchies…
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The Low Carb Mint Julep That Hemingway Would Approve – A Keto Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby or if you’re feeling a Southern vibe
Ultimate Guide To Low Carb Alcohol + Drinking On The Keto Diet – Here’s the one where I share 34+ keto-friendly cocktails and pretty much everything you need to know about drinking + ketosis + keto-friendly alcohol + what to avoid
Please Don’t Drink & Drive! Here’s the link to Uber if ya need it!
Place shot glasses in the freezer
Pour spirits in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake! Shake! Shake! Strain & pour into a well-chilled shot glass.
Net Carbs Per Drink: 0
1/2 Ounce = 3 Teaspoons
The Three Wise Men Go Hunting - Add 1/2 Ounce Wild Turkey (Adds 34 Calories)
The Three Wise Men Cross The Border - Add 1/2 Ounce Jose Cuervo Tequila (Adds 32 Calories)
Three Tropical Wise Men - 1/2 Ounce Jack Daniels + 1/2 Ounce Jose Cuervo + 1/2 Ounce Captain Morgan Rum + Tiny Umbrella
Three Wise Men On An Acid Trip - Add 1/2 Ounce Absinthe (Adds 41 Calories)
Three Southern Wise Men - Jack Daniels + Jim Beam + Jose Cuervo (No Johnnie Walker. He was a Yankee.)
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