The Low Carb Cocktails II

Three Ships in the Harbor- a new low carb rum cocktail

The classic Penguin Shaker plus limes and lemon

Low Carb Cocktails II

What good are cocktail yummies without cocktails? As promised, here’s the next low carb recipe, a Rick original rum cocktail; “Three Ships in the Harbor”–(unofficially “Three Sheets to the Wind”).

If you’re in a tropical mood this one is for you!

Dear readers, please submit your own low carb cocktail recipes (hopefully in the next week), of classics, such as the Cosmopolitan, or Manhattan, or your original creations.

Add your recipes to the “comments” at the bottom of this blog post. Depending when I get your recipes, I’ll publish as many as possible in subsequent posts.

I’m excited to receive your cocktails! We’ll have a tasting–will let you know the results.

INGREDIENTS – Three Ships in the Harbor- cocktail for 2

  • 1 oz. each of 3 rums– a light or white (which doesn’t mean less potent, but light in color), a medium (we like El Dorado or Zaya), and a dark (we suggest Pyrat).
  • Juice of 2 or 3 limes (depending on your citrus preferences- I like 3); juice of 1/2 lemon
  • *1 tsp Falernum
  • 1/2 tsp. for each cocktail; your choice of Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec, to float
  • Ice cubes and chipped ice for shaking
  • 2 lime slices for garnish


1. Fill two rocks’ glasses, (or double rocks’ glasses), with ice cubes (we use extra large cubes–one per glass-you can order these special ice trays on-line)

2. in a shaker, shake all ingredients except for the “float” liqueur and garnish.

3. Pour evenly over ice cubes into two rocks glasses

4. Float your choice of liqueur, or float 1/2 tsp. of dark rum instead. Garnish with lime slices.

Zou!  (Cheers! In Vietnam)

Of course, check with your doctor if you’re concerned that drinking cocktails, even low carb, aren’t good for your condition.



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