Spice Up Your Life: Rum and Coke Recipe
Written by Emma C | Updated May 2023
Rum and Coke is a classic cocktail that's been around for generations. It's a simple yet delicious drink that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a refreshing summer cocktail or a cozy winter warmer, Rum and Coke is a great choice. We'll go over the history of Rum and Coke, give you a recipe to make it at home, and recommend some bottles to take your Rum and Coke game to the next level.
History of Rum and Coke
Rum and Coke, also known as the Cuba Libre, originated in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. American soldiers stationed in Cuba would mix rum and Coke as a way to make the harsh taste of rum more palatable. The drink quickly became popular in Cuba and spread throughout the world. Today, it's one of the most popular cocktails in the world and is enjoyed by people of all ages.
- 2 oz rum (white or dark)
- 4 oz Coke
- Lime wedge, for garnish
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Add the rum and Coke to the glass and stir to combine.
- Squeeze the lime wedge over the top of the drink and drop it into the glass.
- Serve and enjoy!
Bottle Recommendations For Rum And Coke Available In Our Bottle Shop
The Maestros de Ron BACARDÍ craft BACARDÍ Gold’s rich flavors and golden complexion in toasted oak barrels. The secret behind its unique mellow character? A blend of charcoals known only to them.
Region: Puerto Rico | Tasting Notes Pineapple, Banana, Coconut | ABV40%
Rhum Clement Select Barrel
Since 1887, the production of Clément rum has been carried out according to the traditions and time-honored methods inherited from Homère and Charles Clément. Clément Select Barrel is aged in particular heavily charred barrels resulting in a soft, approachable rum that mimics flavor profiles consistent with American whiskey.
Region: Martinique | Tasting Notes Apricot, Peach, Vanilla, Toffee | ABV 40%
Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum
Our 92 proof spirit is historically accurate. In fact, the term “proof” comes from the method of reassuring sailors that their rum has not been watered down. A ship's captain would take a ladle of rum, add gunpowder and ignite it to provide his crew with a ""proof"" of the integrity of their rum.
Region: Virgin Islands | Tasting Notes Vanilla And Cinnamon | ABV 46%
Mount Gay Eclipse
Eclipse is the embodiment of the Mount Gay style, body and aroma by which our Master Blender Trudiann Branker uses to blend every variety of Mount Gay Rum. For many rum aficianados Eclipse is also the reference by which all rum should be measured.
Region: Barbados | Tasting Notes Banana, Vanilla, Smoke, Toasty Oak | ABV 40%
Flor de Caña 7-Year-Old
Flor de Cana 7 Year Old Gran Reserva is a premium full-bodied rum with no added sugar. This mahogany rum has aromas of toasted coconuts, vanilla and figs, honey and dark chocolate taste with a long and smooth finish. Best enjoyed with sparkling water or sodas.
Region: Nicaragua | Tasting Notes Bittersweet Chocolate, Vanilla And Cinnamon | ABV 40%
Rum and Coke is a classic cocktail that's perfect for any occasion. With the right ingredients and technique, it's easy to make at home. When making a Rum and Coke, it's important to use high-quality ingredients, including a good rum and real Coca-Cola. These recommended bottles are a great place to start when making your own Rum and Coke at home. So go ahead and spice up your life with this delicious cocktail!
Savor the Richness: Embark on a Rum Adventure with Taster's Club
Taster’s Club is the Premiere online shop for anyone looking for a curated Liquor of the Month Club or a one-off bottle purchase from our Bottle Shop.