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Dark rum and tonic recipe

Dark rum and tonic recipe

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With stormy dark rum and lashings of lime, this zesty rum cocktail is perfect for summer parties. Pour over ice and top up with tonic before enjoying in the sunshine. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 161 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • ice, to serve
  • 100ml dark rum
  • 2-4 tsp caster sugar, to taste
  • 2 limes
  • 300ml tonic water
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.8g Protein 0g Fibre 0g


  1. Half-fill 2 highball glasses with the ice and pour 50ml rum into each.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in 2 tbsp boiling water. Cut 1 lime in half; rub the cut side around the rim of the glasses. Squeeze the juice from each half into the sugar mixture, then divide between glasses.
  3. Slice the other lime into thin rounds, add to the glasses, then top them up with 150ml chilled tonic water each. Stir well to serve.

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