3 Coke-Based Cocktails That Aren’t Your Standard Rum-and-Coke

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3 Coke-Based Cocktails That Aren’t Your Standard Rum-and-Coke

One of the first “cocktails” I ever really got into was rum and Cokes. In college, and if we’re being honest, pretty long after college, I always had a bottle of Bacardi and a few cans of Coke on hand in case I wanted to make a drink. Actually, I’m pretty sure I still have both on-hand right now and I’m more than a few years out from my undergrad years.

Rum and Cokes are staples at pretty much any bar or wedding you go to. That said, that Coke can be used for a whole lot more. Especially now that Coke has started to put out all those new flavors, you’re just a convenience store trip away from making some pretty high-end cocktails at home. Or at least more high-end cocktails that just pouring rum in your Coke. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Coke and Rumberry
Recipe by Andrew Hwang


3 mint leaves
3 raspberries
½ oz lime juice
2 oz. white rum
Coca-Cola Classic

Directions: Fill glass with ice; add two fingers of Coca-Cola. Add remaining ingredients to shaker. Shake, strain and pour over Coca-Cola. Garnish with raspberry and mint.

Coca Libre
Recipe by @apartmentbartender


2 oz. vodka
½ oz. lime juice
Diet Coke Ginger Lime

Directions: Add vodka and lime juice to shaker. Shake, strain over ice. Top with Diet Coke Ginger Lime. Garnish with lime wheel.

Georgia Peach State of Mind
Recipe by Andrew Hwang


¾ oz. lime juice
1 oz. Malibu
1 oz. white rum
Coca-Cola Georgia Peach

Directions: Add all ingredients except Coca-Cola Georgia Peach to shaker. Shake, strain and pour over ice. Top with Coca-Cola Georgia Peach. Garnish with lime wheel.

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