Tropical Rum Tonic

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AI generated by skull Drink, Caribbean cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
1 Beginner 5 min 0 min 5 min

A light Caribbean-inspired rum cocktail perfect for relaxation with a sweet, tropical essence.

Did you know?

Did you know tonic water was originally used as a prophylactic against malaria, with the quinine content being the active ingredient?

Embark on a voyage to the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean with our 'Tropical Rum Tonic', a delightful concoction that marries classic rum with the effervescence of tonic water and the luscious flavors of the tropics. This cocktail is more than just a drink; it's a celebration of the enduring spirit of the islands. Rum, a storied spirit often associated with sailors and pirates, is the cornerstone of this light-strength refresher. With the addition of tonic water, a favorite mixer since the 19th century, this libation acquires a bubbly texture that makes it perfect for leisurely sipping on balmy afternoons. The twist of orange peel adds an aromatic allure, its oils subtly enhancing the sweet profile of the drink. Served chilled, it's a cocktail that conjures images of a gentle breeze rustling through palm leaves, making it the quintessential choice for moments of relaxation and refreshment.


The ingredients for the 'Tropical Rum Tonic' are intended to transport your senses straight to a Caribbean paradise.

Rum, Tonic water, Lime juice, Orange peel

  • 50 ml of white rum
  • 100 ml tonic water
  • 10 ml fresh lime juice
  • 5 ml simple syrup (optional for added sweetness)
  • Ice cubes
  • Thinly sliced orange peel for garnish


Follow these simple steps to create your own island retreat in a glass.

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the white rum over the ice.
  3. If desired, add simple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  4. Squeeze in the fresh lime juice.
  5. Gently pour the tonic water to maintain its effervescence.
  6. Stir the cocktail gently to mix the flavors together.
  7. Garnish with a twist of orange peel, making sure to twist over the glass to release the oils.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your tropical indulgence.

Add some extra love

For an added twist, try using a flavored tonic water such as elderflower or grapefruit to complement the rum and add complexity.

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