Keto Rum and Tonic

A quick, cool, and refreshing drink, this keto rum and tonic is the perfect way to relax and end your day!

Keto Rum and Tonic

WHAT IS A KETO RUM AND TONIC?

When thinking of mixed drinks and tonic water, the first drink that comes to mind is a gin and tonic.

But what about a rum and tonic? With a delicious, slightly bitter base of tonic water, a rum and tonic is a bit of a sweet and deep surprise.

Two quick ingredients, add ice, and you’ve got yourself a simple and delicious rum cocktail.

DRINKING ALCOHOL ON KETO

Drinking alcohol while on keto is definitely doable! There are several do’s and don’ts, but you can still enjoy plenty of alcoholic drinks while staying low-carb and keto.

For tons of information about alcohol and the ketogenic diet, check out this extensive guide to alcohol on keto.

RUM AND TONIC INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this rum and tonic recipe, you’ll want to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

  • 6 oz diet tonic water
  • 2 oz rum of choice
  • ice cubes

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to mix!

Keto Rum and Tonic

HOW TO MAKE A LOW CARB RUM AND TONIC

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Pour in both liquids and either swirl gently or stir with a spoon or other utensil
  3. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

CHOOSING A GOOD RUM

Rum is a delicious spirit. Over the past several years, it has even been undergoing a transformation as not only an ingredient in cocktails, but as a delicious drink itself.

Having said that, there can be some major differences in different rums you may find at your local stores. Here are a few ways to make sure you are getting a good quality rum for this (and every) recipe.

KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM

Some of the best rums are still distilled in tropical areas such as the Caribbean and Latin America. These rums are generally considered to be the best.

However, rums from around the world are challenging these locations with high quality, delicious rums.

KNOW THE TYPES OF RUM

While some may only be acquainted with certain brands or types of rum, there is actually a large range.

The three most popular types of rum are: gold, white, and dark.

Light rums are: clear, have no distinct flavor, usually used in cocktails, and are aged at least a year. These make a great rum to use in your rum and coke!

Gold rums are: golden in color, have a spicy/smoky flavor, can be used in mixed drinks but often drank by itself, and are aged for several years.

Dark rums are: deep in color, very rich flavor, matured for many years.

Keto Rum and Tonic

WHAT IS TONIC WATER?

Tonic water is a carbonated beverage with a sweetener and a small amount of added quinine.

Known for its bitter flavor, tonic water today contains significantly less quinine than it did years ago and is usually artificially sweetened.

Though the water was originally created to battle malaria, it has found a home in the mixed drink world. The water is most often used as part of a refreshing gin and tonic.

WHAT TO DRINK A RUM AND TONIC WITH

A super tasty drink such as this easily goes great with a ton of different dishes. Here are some of our favorites in case you need some ideas.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

Keto Rum and Tonic


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Keto Rum and Tonic

Keto Rum and Tonic

Yield: 1 serving

A quick, cool, and refreshing drink, this keto rum and tonic is the perfect way to relax and end your day!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz diet tonic water
  • 2 oz rum of choice
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Pour in both liquids and either swirl gently or stir with a spoon or other utensil
  3. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 drink
Amount Per Serving Calories 128Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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