How To Fake a Rum and Coke

non alcoholic rum and coke + mocktail

There is a divide in the non-drinking community where some people believe that drinking mocktails and zero alcohol beers, wines and spirits is counter-productive to abstainig from alcohol.

I disagree. Some people genuinely like mixology or the taste of beer. Back in my twenties, I used to watch my father nurse a six-pack of Odoul’s Beer over the summer and not get it.
“What’s the point in drinking a beer with no alcohol?” To which my father would reply, “I like the taste of beer, but I don’t like the effects of alcohol.”

Fast-forward about a decade and I totally see where he was coming from. Where I can understand people being concerned about the cognitive associations between a zero alcohol glass of Chardonnay, I can also understand that some people like the taste of a drink but not its side effects.

Okay, now that we’ve scratched that surface – on to today’s post; How to fake a Rum and Coke.

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How to fake a Rum & Coke

First, a public service announcement: I drink sugar-free beverages – or as they say here in Scotland, ‘fizzy drinks’ – so if that’s not your thing, you might not like this. However, I had my husband, who rarely enjoys drinking soda or anything other than water, try this the other night, and he thought it was quite tasty.

This drink recipe requires only two ingredients, contains no alcohol and is even sugar-free (though you could use regular cola if you so choose!).

Are you ready for the secret ingredients?

  1. Jordan’s Skinny Syrup in the flavour Cinnamon Vanilla.
  2. Coke Zero (or regular, again, if you prefer!).
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Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are my jam. I absolutely love them.

I have always loved blended coffee drinks, and sweet protein shakes. One thing I have struggled with now that I live in the UK is they don’t have coffee creamers. In America, you can get SO many flavoured coffee creamers, it borders on obsession. I love creamers and so Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are a fantastic alternative for making sweet drinks and snacks.

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Back in my real Rum & Coke drinking days, I loved Bacardi Razz, so I experimented with Pepsi Max Raspberry with the Jordan’s Skinny Cinnamon and Vanilla syrup and it was, well…

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So, if you’re a fan of Rum and Cokes and you don’t want to feel like you’re missing out this summer, give this one a try. Don’t forget to share it and follow me on social media!

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Super Quick Mock Sangria Recipe

quick and easy mock sangria recipe

Ole! I remember the first time I had a glass of Sangria. It was fruity and bitter and sweet and kinda perfect.

As I got older (and more into what kind of alcohol I liked), I absolutely loved to purchase the sangria you could buy in a carton (shout out to adult premium beverages in tetrapacks — because if you’re gonna drink, you might as well be environmentally friendly about it!) and just stick a straw in it.

Easy, breezy, beautifully buzzed.

My go-to for ready-made sangria was always Don Simon — which is basically red wine and fizzy citrus soda.

So, now that I no longer drink alcohol, I have to get creative in the ‘mocktail’ category.

So, one day I started thinking about the ready-made Sangria and what it actually tasted like — despite the alcohol and a lightbulb went off in my head.

I always have ideas but, like 25% or less of them ever work out in my favour — let’s be real.

Here is my go-to, quick mock sangria (done two ways)

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If you’re making this for a party — or you really wanna go crazy with things:

If you’re just making one glass for yourself (you’ll probably make at least two, though):

Do you have a favourite mocktail recipe? Please share!