Captain and Diet – A Better Cocktail

Captain Morgan & Coke

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Coke is one of those easy to order and easy to drink cocktails. It offers no-frills and is great at any time of day!  I prefer to make mine with Diet Coke since Captain Morgan tends to be on the sweeter side, using Diet Coke balances out the sweetness and allows the flavor of the rum shine through. This has been my signature cocktail for years, as it’s easy to order and easy to make. It’s also pretty easy to lose track of how many you drank! Remember to always drink responsibly.

Another benefit to using Diet Coke in this cocktail is that it becomes an even lower calorie drink and although I feel that Captain Morgan is on the sweeter side, it is still low in sugar, thus making it a great cocktail if you’re watching your sugar and carbs. If you are living a keto lifestyle, you probably already know that soda, including Diet Coke, is not Keto-friendly, but it is okay in moderation.

If you aren’t a fan of Diet Coke, you could always revert back and choose the classic recipe using Coke and it’s still a delicious cocktail. Don’t forget to pour this over ice and add a lime!

  • 2oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 4oz Diet Coke (or regular Coke, based on your preference)
  • 1 Tsp of lime juice and a lime slice to garnish

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