low-carb vodka collins

June 26, 2012 by Angie

It’s time for an adult beverage! Rum and diet coke was my drink of choice for a long time. New information has come to light about the awfulness of some of the ingredients and when I drink a few out at a bar I get a terrible caffeine hangover the next day. I’ll be posting some new favorite low-carb drinks starting with this one.

Adapted from Low-Carb Tom Collins.


shot (or 2) of vodka
the juice of half a lemon
agave nectar
club soda
lemon slice for garnish


Put two ice cubes in a bar glass. Pour in a shot or two of vodka. I do one and a half shots and you can barely taste the vodka. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Add a small drizzle of agave nectar, about a teaspoon to start. Fill the glass with club soda and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice. Add more agave nectar in small increments if it’s too sour for your taste.


  1. I presume its the diet coke that has the bad stuff in it and not the rum. What specifically are you at issue with?

  2. Angie says:

    Yeah I’ve made peace with the carcinogenic nature of alcohol but I want the cancer risk and calories to come from the booze in my drinks, not the mixers. The new thing I’m worried about is 4-MI but I’m wary of aspartame and sodium benzoate too.

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