Please enjoy this low carb whenever you need a little burst of in your life. This has flavors of , , orange, and combine in this refreshing 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 low carb you’ll need: , light , – water enhancer, orange-tangerine water enhancer, limes, or diet soda or diet .
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It might seem kind of strange to us today, 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. Imagine 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 stairs and watching my parents sip a and laugh with their friends. I can remember sleepily sitting in my dad’s lap, looking up at 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. I imagined that 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 is a classic from those days. Well, maybe not the low carb part. Tiki drinks are a category of that is based on a romanticized version of what people think they’d in the Caribbean, or Polynesia, or some other exotic locale. They were a staple of those long ago summer parties. The is a traditional used in the West Indies made of a combination of and . Of course has too many carbs for the low carb lifestyle so I had to make some adjustments.
This low carb without adding carbs. That’s the trick, how to recreate the tropical flavors such as , , and without all that . Well, these flavored water enhancers do just that. The other nice thing is you don’t need to use flavored rums like . works just fine. I don’t know what it is about , but it does have a unique flavor and works well with this . I skip the as just one tablespoon has 9 grams of . 9 ! is made with those flavored water enhancers I love so much. They taste just like the fruit juices in a
To transport myself to a tropical locale, I just add one of those little is. I checked out many different recipes and the differences are very subtle to negligible. Oh and you can add a for color, just don’t eat it as it’s filled with . Those things are soaked in a sugary dyed with some kind of crazy red coloring. umbrellas, some vintage looking cat eye sunglasses, and I’m 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. 😉 Please note how similar this and a Healthline writes about the 6 reasons to avoid them.
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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 – water enhancer and the orange-tangerine water enhancer to get the right flavor to your .
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Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch
This is just such a summery and refreshing you may want to check out the ! If you like this Sparkling Planter’s Punch I shared. Very similar but with more flavor! If you love this recipe please give it a 5 star rating!
Low Carb Caribbean Rum Punch
- 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.