I was a die-hard diet soda drinker for years. I bled diet coke and breathed Camel Lights for over a decade. The funny part is, once I stopped drinking diet soda, I actually lost 8 pounds, with absolutely no other changes in my diet or exercise routine.
So forget the rum and coke. Try this simple sweet-tart-summery cocktail which works with either dark spiced rum or light rum.
Rum and Lime Cocktail
2 ounces Rum
1 ounce fresh squeezed Lime Juice
Simple Syrup, agave syrup or sugar to taste
club soda to fill the glass