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Rum & Coke replacement

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Hi!

New to Paleo but really trying to throw myself into it. I've a bit of a celebration this weekend and my go to drink is normally spiced rum and coke.

I've read that rum is Paleo (enough to get away with) so I'm just looking for some suggestions to mix it with. I was thinking of boiling up and reducing honey and ginger to make a kind of still ginger beer? Or a mojito with stevia (which I'm struggling to find pure in the UK) or honey?

Many thanks in advance :)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:34 AM

Why would he bother switching rum & coke for whiskey sour?

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on September 23, 2012
at 11:01 AM

Stippers aren't very relaxing. More stimulating. Id go with heroin and coke there. Or perhaps GHB and coke - thats a popular feel good buzz. Then again, cocaine is processed, so its not very paleo. Opium and khat would be more paleo options.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on September 23, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Unless your specifically looking to overwhelm your liver, of course. Then maybe youd want to.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on September 23, 2012
at 10:54 AM

^ Myself, I found that pure spirits, on ice, or just with lemon/lime and water for dilution, allowed you to enjoy the nuances of quality spirits and was very enjoyable. Maybe thats an age thing? Its not like adding lots of fructose to alcohol doesnt make it significantly more harmful (according to a study I read, lotsa administered fructose and alcohol caused liver disease, where lotsa ethanol alone didnt at all). In that respect, you don't really want to fully emulate coca cola and rum IMO

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on September 23, 2012
at 12:14 AM

then why did you suggest diet coke?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 22, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Ginger beer is so good; the spicier, the better. There are some good niche sodas out there now. Many just use real cane sugar and ginger.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 22, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Just lime juice and water sounds like a sorry excuse for a rum & coke replacement. ;)

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on September 22, 2012
at 04:11 PM

True. When I get bombed all morals go out the window anyways.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on September 21, 2012
at 11:45 AM

I went to a bar in the tropics and they had fresh, young coconuts. They would drill a hole into the coconut, add some blue curacao, coconut rum, and fresh pineapple juice then hand it to you with a straw. Delicious!

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

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on September 20, 2012
at 09:47 PM

+1 Love the idea of rum and coconut water - sounds delish!

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on September 20, 2012
at 12:55 PM

yeah, nor cal margarita is the way to go.

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2403d227b12f654e84ea0ca6111ad054

(141)

on September 21, 2012
at 09:31 AM

Unless you celebrate every weekend i would say you should drink your rum with coke! Get drunk, have some fun and don??t forget the late night binge on pizza or McD??s. Rum is not paleo. People just need to find excuses and they come up with theories or studies to justify their behavior. I??ve got you a better excuse: A celebrating is about having fun and part of the fun is to do things you normally wouldn??t do. When you do this a few times a year and eat otherwise healthy there should be no problem.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 20, 2012
at 12:53 PM

I love Robb Wolf's "Nor Cal Margarita." Lime juice, tequila, and club soda. You could easily replace the tequila with rum.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on September 20, 2012
at 12:55 PM

yeah, nor cal margarita is the way to go.

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Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on September 20, 2012
at 12:15 PM

Lime juice and water? (perhaps with a little honey)

Or perhaps the water from young coconuts even?

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on September 20, 2012
at 09:47 PM

+1 Love the idea of rum and coconut water - sounds delish!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 22, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Just lime juice and water sounds like a sorry excuse for a rum & coke replacement. ;)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on September 23, 2012
at 10:54 AM

^ Myself, I found that pure spirits, on ice, or just with lemon/lime and water for dilution, allowed you to enjoy the nuances of quality spirits and was very enjoyable. Maybe thats an age thing? Its not like adding lots of fructose to alcohol doesnt make it significantly more harmful (according to a study I read, lotsa administered fructose and alcohol caused liver disease, where lotsa ethanol alone didnt at all). In that respect, you don't really want to fully emulate coca cola and rum IMO

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 21, 2012
at 11:45 AM

I went to a bar in the tropics and they had fresh, young coconuts. They would drill a hole into the coconut, add some blue curacao, coconut rum, and fresh pineapple juice then hand it to you with a straw. Delicious!

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on September 23, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Unless your specifically looking to overwhelm your liver, of course. Then maybe youd want to.

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76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on September 20, 2012
at 09:24 PM

"Rum & Coke replacement"

Tough one there, I mean a good Rum is to be praised...but if I have to have an alternative....

Strippers and Coke are the way to go.

Hope this helps!

Truth.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on September 23, 2012
at 11:01 AM

Stippers aren't very relaxing. More stimulating. Id go with heroin and coke there. Or perhaps GHB and coke - thats a popular feel good buzz. Then again, cocaine is processed, so its not very paleo. Opium and khat would be more paleo options.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 20, 2012
at 11:52 AM

How often do you celebrate? If it is a few drinks a week then go with what you enjoy. I am a beer man myself. So I try to limit myself to 3 really good beers a week rather than trying to get away with drinking crappy gluten free beer

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2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on September 22, 2012
at 10:07 PM

there are brands of coke that use cane sugar instead of corn syrup, if that interests you. coke being non paleo doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. ginger beer with honey won't be any healthier

edit; and IMO you should stay away from alternative sweeteners. real sweeteners are sweet for a reason

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 22, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Alcohol isn't paleo, so drink your rum & coke or whatever else you like. It's probably better to not paleoize your social life.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on September 22, 2012
at 04:11 PM

True. When I get bombed all morals go out the window anyways.

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Dc95d53b5b579a87afea573efc18d32f

(50)

on September 21, 2012
at 05:31 AM

Gold rum over ice. Let the ice melt a bit. Coke is unnecessary. Pyrat Rum is incredible.

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0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

on September 20, 2012
at 09:43 PM

if your like me...drink it straight if your not like me...some kind of fruit juice maybe?

fruit juice probably isn't much healthier than pop...but i think its still a better option

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Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

(158)

on September 20, 2012
at 08:47 PM

I'm a former rum and coke gal and have gone rum and club soda. Specifically Malibu Rum for its coconut flavor. And because it's so sweet already the club soda is a refreshing choice.

Cheers!

1
4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on September 20, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Tequila and grand marnier with a slice of squeezed lime. So amazing.

0
35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 21, 2013
at 05:59 AM

If you want to avoid a lot of added sugars and artificial sweeteners, go for a gin rickey. Otherwise, I typically have a manhattan, some sugar in the vermouth, but if you forgo the marachino cherry, it's not bad. Plus, both are grown up beverages, rum & coke reminds me of college drinking.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on January 21, 2013
at 05:33 AM

Just learn to drink your booze with water. Less hangover, less calories.

Also, check out Asprey's Bulletproof protocol to minimize alcohol damage. I can speak from experience that it squashes the hangover...

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/alcohol-without-the-hangover-bulletproof-partying-business-networking/

I would say top shelf vodka & water is the way to go. The first 1 or 2 might be rough goin down, but the rest will just taste like water...

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3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:11 AM

I'd say whisky sour. I do equal parts whisky and sour and it works great for me. Hell, I even prefer cheap-o Jim Beam for it.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 21, 2013
at 05:34 AM

Why would he bother switching rum & coke for whiskey sour?

0
Ca17531985484e032fb7a1e705e9194e

on January 21, 2013
at 12:25 AM

Sailor Jerry's spiced rum and Fresca is amazing.

0
5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

(925)

on September 23, 2012
at 01:24 AM

classic rum punch recipe: 1 part sour 2 parts sweet 3 parts strong 4 parts weak

I use lime juice, cane syrup, rum, club soda (or water) in that order. Slice of lime on the side.

0
736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

(175)

on September 22, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Beware fructose.

Very interesting discussion at hyperlipid - try all three cirrhosis articles + the comments:

http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Cirrhosis%20and%20fructose

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on September 22, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Use Diet Coke, don't be a wussy.

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on September 23, 2012
at 12:14 AM

then why did you suggest diet coke?

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E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on September 20, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Scrap the Coke and get Red Bull Cola if you can find it - that stuff is AMAZING

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