Sure, we know that straight vodka has 0g carbs and is great for mixed drinks. But how about all those flavored vodkas that are springing up?
From the Absolut website -
"Vodka contains 9.6 MJ (2300 kcal)/liter. ABSOLUT VODKA consists of almost exclusively alcohol and water and does not contain carbohydrates. This information is also valid for the flavored ABSOLUT vodkas."
It makes you wonder just what they are using as a flavoring, if it's not the natural fruit which would have sugars in it! When I wrote Absolut and asked them about this, here was their response:
"Our products contain no carbohydrates. Flavour suppliers produce aroma substances according to our recipe from natural ingredients. During this production process both sugar (carbohydrate) and colorings are extracted. The contents of sugar has been controlled several times and never has been detected."
Grey Goose L'Orange - 0g carbs
Grey Goose La Poire - 0g carbs
Grey Goose Le Citron - 0g carbs
Grey Goose Vanilla - 0g carbs
If you have another style of flavored vodka that you enjoy, let me know and I'll research it to add it in. I think one could probably make the assumption that most flavored vodkas have zero carbs, though, based on the above information. Vodka makers seem to have figured out the technique for adding interesting flavors to their vodkas without causing any additional carbs to be present in them. That's a good thing for us low carb dieters!
There's an important caveat here. Just because alcohol has no carbs does not mean you can drink unlimited alcohol and lose weight. Alcohol still has calories, and your body burns that alcohol before it burns carbs. So it can easily stall your weight loss if not make you gain weight, depending on how much you eat. To learn why, read up on Alcohol and Dieting
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