Enjoy this low carb Caribbean Rum Punch cocktail anytime you need a little burst of tropical flavor in your life. The flavors of coconut, pineapple, orange, and lime combine in this refreshing drink that’s perfect for barbecues, sipping by the pool, or at your next Hawaiian Luau.
You know, because thanks to Madmen the 60’s are back in style.
For this recipe you’ll need: dark rum, light rum, coconut-pineapple water enhancer, orange-tangerine water enhancer, limes, club soda or diet lemon lime soda or diet gingerale
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It might seem kind of strange but people in the 1950s and 60s took parties to an entirely new level. It’s really the first time in history that the middle class had enough free time and disposable income to create wild theme parties on a regular basis. I mean, there were dinner parties where people actually dressed up to come to your house, Hawaiian luau parties complete with torches and grass skirts, poker parties, and … well… you name it.
I was growing up during that time and I can remember sitting on the stair and watching my parents sip cocktails and laugh with their friends. I can remember sleepily sitting in my dad’s lap, watching the stars, and listening to the guests’ voices turn into a buzz as I nodded off during Hawaiian Luaus by the pool. I though my parents’ parties were elegant and magical and I imagined how someday I’d grow up and throw those amazing parties, too.
Life is so different now, isn’t it? Those kinds of parties are way out of style – most of us don’t have the time nor the disposable income to throw them. But, good news! We can still enjoy those great tiki drinks that were so very popular!
This low carb Caribbean Rum Punch is a classic from those days. Well, maybe not the low carb part. Tiki drinks are a category of cocktails that are based on a romanticized version of what people think they’d drink in the Caribbean, or Polynesia, or some other exotic locale. They were a staple of those long ago summer parties. The Caribbean Rum Punch is a traditional rum punch recipe used in the West Indies made of a combination of fruit juice and rum. Of course fruit juice has too many carbs for the low carb lifestyle so I had to make some adjustments.
This cocktail is made with those flavored water enhancers I love so much. They emulate the fruit juices in the rum punch without adding carbs. Just add one of those little drink umbrellas and some vintage looking cat eye sunglasses and you’re ready to party Madmen style. I know the show has been over for a couple of years but I still watch it on Netflix once in awhile…because… memories. 😉
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You’ve gotta have those little umbrellas. I’m getting these combination umbrella-straws for my next round of tiki drinks! You’ll need the coconut-pineapple water enhancer and the orange-tangerine water enhancer to get the right flavor to your drink.
Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch
This is just such a summery and refreshing cocktail! If you like this Caribbean Rum Punch you may want to check out the Sparkling Planter’s Punch I shared. Very similar but with more pineapple flavor! If you love this recipe please give it a 5 star rating!
- 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1/3 teaspoon coconut pineapple water enhances
- 10 drops orange water enhancer
- 1/3 ounce lime juice
- 6 ounces club soda or diet lemon-lime or diet gingerale soft drink
- Lime slices for garnish
Add the dark rum, light rum, water enhancers, lime juice, and ice to a shaker.
Shake gently and strain into a chilled glass of ice.
Carefully pour in the club soda (or lemon-lime or gingerale)
Garnish with a slice of lime.
Calories: 166 Carbs: 0.8
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