Summary: Dark rum is a quintessential component to any cocktail. However, it can also pack a punch when it comes to calories. In this article, we’ll explore some low-calorie dark rum drinks that can be enjoyed guilt-free. From the classic Daiquiri to modern twists like the Skinny Piña Colada, we have you covered. Read on to learn how to indulge in some low-calorie dark rum drinks without compromising on taste.
1. The Classic Daiquiri
The Classic Daiquiri is a simple yet delicious way to enjoy the bold flavor of dark rum. This refreshing cocktail requires just three ingredients: dark rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a touch of sugar syrup. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and serve straight up in a chilled glass. One standard portion of this cocktail contains less than 150 calories.
The tangy lime juice balances out the richness of the dark rum, making this drink a perfect summer thirst quencher. You can also experiment with the ratios of the ingredients to suit your taste buds. This cocktail is versatile and makes for a great pairing with any meal or occasion.
If you want to reduce the calorie count even further, try using Truvia natural sweetener instead of sugar syrup. A sugar-free cocktail will not only save you calories but will also keep you from experiencing a sugar crash later.
2. Low-Calorie Dark ‘N’ Stormy
If you’re looking for a slightly stronger drink, the Dark ‘N’ Stormy is a great option. This spicy cocktail originated in Bermuda and has since become a staple at bars across the world. Traditionally made with ginger beer and dark rum, our version cuts down on calories by using diet ginger ale instead.
Combine 30ml of dark rum with 120ml of diet ginger ale and serve over ice. For an extra kick, add a dash of lime juice and a slice of fresh ginger. One standard portion of this cocktail contains less than 100 calories. This is a perfect drink for those who love the bold flavor of dark rum and the spice of ginger beer but without the added calories.
If you still want to keep the traditional recipe, try swapping the ginger beer for ginger root syrup or soda water and adding fresh lime juice to taste. This way, you can still enjoy the full-bodied flavor of the Dark ‘N’ Stormy without exceeding your daily calorie budget.
3. The Skinny Piña Colada
The Piña Colada is one of the most beloved tropical drinks out there. However, it is notoriously high in calories thanks to the addition of coconut cream. In our version, we swap the coconut cream for coconut water and use less pineapple juice so that you can indulge in this tropical delight without feeling guilty.
Combine 30 ml of dark rum, 60ml of fresh pineapple juice, and 60ml of coconut water in a shaker with ice, blend well, and serve in a chilled glass. One standard portion of this cocktail contains around 150 calories. This Skinny Piña Colada is perfect for hot summer days, and its low-calorie content means you can sip on several without having to worry about your waistline.
For those who want the classic texture and richness of the Piña Colada, try using coconut milk instead of coconut cream. Add a dash of lime juice and some fresh mint to give the drink a zesty twist.
4. The Skinny Mojito
The Mojito is a classic cocktail that combines tangy lime, fresh mint, and dark rum. In this recipe, we replace the syrup with Truvia natural sweetener and swap the soda water for diet lemon-lime soda.
In a shaker, muddle a handful of fresh mint leaves with the juice of one lime and 30ml of dark rum. Add ice, 15 ml of Truvia syrup, and 60 ml of diet lemon-lime soda. Shake well and serve over ice.
The result is a refreshing cocktail that is low in calories and perfect for any occasion. One standard portion of the Skinny Mojito contains around 100 calories.
Low calorie doesn’t necessarily mean low flavor. With our list of four delicious low calorie dark rum drinks, you can indulge in some guilt-free cocktails without having to worry about counting calories. Whether it be a Classic Daiquiri or Skinny Mojito, each of these cocktails has been expertly crafted to balance the bold flavor of dark rum with other refreshing ingredients. Try these cocktails on a hot summer day and let us know your favorite!