Monday Chillin’

Writer’s Note: I’m sick today, so this is a drink I actually made earlier last week and added to my queue in case of events like these (i.e. sick, can’t make it to the computer, etc.) So, in interest of journalistic clarity, I did make this drink/write about it. Just not to today. All the best and thanks for reading.

April 5, 2010 (Day 65) — Rum and Cola

A veritable classic. Much like the Martini, this is a standard among bar fare. And since we’re making fish for dinner tonight, and it’s been slowly warming up out in our neck of the woods, it would be good to crack open the bottle of rum and enjoy a slow sip on one of the first cocktails I was ever introduced to.

This is one of those cocktails that every aspiring mixologist should have in their repertoire. It’s easy to make. But it’s also very easy to screw up (depending on your drinkers taste, of course).

Here’s the basic recipe that will provide a kick, without overpowering the taste.

2 oz rum

Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with cola (I used Pepsi). Stir lightly to combine.

Sip. And cool off.

Smooth and clean. And sweet.

This is a sweeter drink, especially considering you’re mixing cola with rum, which has sugar as a base. You can adjust the proportions depending on you or your guests tastes. For example, I have a friend that enjoys filling a highball glass with rum then adding cola for color. I don’t recommend that, personally.


— Mark


  1. Nice, but I have always felt that the Rum and Coke was missing a garnish. Which is why I prefer the Cuba Libre. The lime juice somehow manages to cut the sweetness a bit, too.

  2. vierthalerphotography says:

    pneum0, I’m inclined to agree that the rum and coke in and of itself is just a bit too sweet for my tastes. The Cuba Libre is on my schedule later this spring/summer. I’m looking forward to trying it!


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