I have a confession to make.
I wasn’t a good boy over the holidays. It seemed like I was going to one party after another between Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve. Needless to say, I put on a couple pounds. As I type this, I’m on a diet—A low-carb diet, to be exact. That means no bread, no pasta, and no sugar. Wait! Does that means I can’t enjoy a Tiki cocktail? Most Tiki cocktails include various syrups and juices! But have no fear! I have a recipe for a low-carb Mai Tai!
If you don’t know, all hard spirits have no carbs. That includes whiskey, gin, vodka, tequila, and most importantly, rum! But it’s the syrups and juices that have the sugar. I’ve found sugar-free versions of almond (orgeat) and simple syrup! The only other ingredients needed are lime juice (not much is used) and orange curacao. So after it’s all said and done, you can enjoy a low-carb Mai Tai that is about 5-6 grams of carbs. Sound good? Let me show you how it’s done…
These are the ingredients you will need:
Myer’s Dark Rum, Appleton Estate Gold Rum, orange curacao, sugar-free almond syrup, sugar-free sweetener, and the juice of half a lime.
Step 1. Juice half a lime and add it into a shaker filled with ice. Note: always, always use fresh squeezed juices. Yes, it’s really that important. I will post about juices soon!
Step 2. Add one ounce of Myer’s Dark Rum. Note: a shot glass is an ounce.
Step 3. Add one ounce of Appleton Estate Gold Rum.
Step 4. Add a half ounce of orange curacao. Note: orange and blue curacao taste exactly the same! So if you’re in a pinch, use the blue curacao. Just serve the drink in a very dark Tiki mug!
Step 5. Add a half ounce of sugar-free almond syrup.
Step 6. Add a half ounce of sugar-free sweetener.
Step 6. Shake everything together and pour into your favorite Tiki mug. Garnish with mint.
Step 7. Lose weight by drinking low-carb Tiki drinks!