Whether you're raising a glass during a night at the bar with friends or just sipping a drink quietly at home, the combination of Bacardi rum and diet cola, poured over ice, is appealing. Smart drinking isn't just a matter of noting the alcohol content; you must also monitor your caloric intake to avoid long-term weight gain and weight-related health issues. In a rum and diet cola, 100 percent of the calories come from the rum.
Rum Provides All the Calories
The calories in Bacardi rum depend on the specific label. In general, rum contains 97 calories per 1.5-ounce serving; Bacardi Superior rum, for example, has 97 calories per serving size. Diet cola contains artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, which means it's devoid of calories. As such, your Bacardi and diet cola mixed drink has around 97 calories, regardless of how much diet cola you add to your 1.5 ounces of rum.
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