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Rum and Tonic

Rum and Tonic 1.000

Bill O'Leary

Jun 27, 2007

Simple, and an excellent way to showcase fine rum. The trick is to stir everything after you squeeze the lime wedge in, not before.

Also, be sure to use an 8- to 10-ounce highball glass, not a Collins glass, which typically holds 12 to-- ounces.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces aged rum, such as Flor de Caña Grand Reserve 7 Year Old or Mount Gay Eclipse
  • 3 ounces chilled tonic water
  • 1 lime wedge


Fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and tonic water, then squeeze the lime wedge into the drink and drop it in. Stir well.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 160

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 12mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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