All the lovers of coke would be surprised and amazed to know about rum and coke drink. This drink originated on the Caribbean island of Cuba and became the world’s most famous drink a few years later. From north to south and east to west, it has reached every corner of the word.
What allures the people all around is the lucidity that it derives from mixing just two different drinks and the heavenly taste it offers with so less. It becomes a very satisfying cocktail which is perfect for all the times.
It makes the best combination with evenings and parties, but if you wish to serve it in hot chilling weather, no one can say no to it.
A little history lesson about rum and coke would never hurt!
Before we move on further into the rum and coke recipe, let us delve into a little bit into the history about your drink.
The credit goes to the people of Cuba. The rum and coke beverage was originally drunk by Cubans mixed with lime juice which was called ‘Cuba Libre’ (meaning ‘Free Cuba’), a revolutionary slogan during the Spanish-American war in 1898.
Later, according to Fausto Rodriguez, an advertising executive at Bacardi, describes the first incident of rum and coke cocktail when his employer ordered Bacardi rum mixed with coke.
With the divine taste, this cocktail carries politics with it too.
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What is the best rum for rum and coke cocktail?
Now that we have acquainted ourselves enough with the rum and cocktail drink, let us learn about the different types of rum that can be used in rum and coke cocktail before we get to its recipe.
Every different type of rum imparts a different refreshing feeling and gives different taste to the taste buds. Let us see their types.
The white rum
The white rum is also known as the light rum and is usually preferred more by people. It is the most used rum with this coke style cocktail. If you are not after too much sweetness, then white rum is the best option for you. With an extremely light sweet taste, it makes an agreeable choice for all the drinkers. White rum is the most preferable and safe option for everyone, especially for the ones trying it for the first time.
Dark rum for the adults
For the ones who have been in the drinking and mixing game for quite a long time, this one is for you. Not only it is harder and sweeter than the white rum, but also mixes and sits extremely well with coke.
These dark rums have a quaint and distinct flavour as they are stored in the barrel for a longer period of time than the white rum.
The hot and spicy rum
This one is for adventurous souls who like the ‘sugar, spice and everything nice’ kind. The spiced rum has a sweetened spicy flavour and when it mixes with the fizziness of coke, the cocktail made is beyond divinity.
The spices and sweetness are imparted by cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla in it.
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Let us hop on to the rum and coke recipe
As delicious and refreshing the drink is, so is its recipe. Get up, start mixing and shoot! It
Let us move on to the step to make rum and coke recipes.
Ingredients needed to make the cocktail:
- 2 ounces of rum ( if your choice: light, dark or spiced)
- 4 ounces of coke ( the trick is double the coke and half the rum according to the glass)
- A wedge of lime ( for garnishing your drink)
- Ice cubes according to the glass (typically, a highball glass or collins glass)
How to make it?
- Pour the ice cubes in your preferred glass.
- Then, pour rum into it and stir well.
- Then comes the coke over rum.
- Garnish it with lime or even squeeze a few drops of it.
And your rum and coke cocktail is ready!
But, mixology ain’t that easy as it seems!
Even though the recipe seems quite easy, most times where people go wrong is the proportions of ingredients in the cocktail. A slightly over or less ratio of any of these ingredients can bring down the pleasure of drinking. So one must have dexterity over it first.
The drink either starts tasting too sweet or the drinkers can’t taste rum at all.
Want to learn the trick so that you can mix it perfectly for your parties? Here is how!
The best proportion for making the rum and coke drink is 1:2 or 1:3. Drinkers have found this absolutely perfect and it sits well with all kinds of rum.
There are many variations apart from this one. Like many people can also mix rum with Pepsi instead of coke, and to be honest, it tastes well!