How to Make the Best Rum and Coke

Inside: The best rum for rum and coke recipe ratio. 

I often remind my husband how lucky he is to have me. I'm pretty laid back and easy going. There is very little that is high maintenance about me. I'm pretty basic. Except I don't think saying I'm basic is a good thing anymore (ask your teenagers). Is it better to say I'm not fussy? Simple maybe? Whatever you want to say, I usually like things that are easy. My favorite cocktails have two-three ingredients and while I'm simple, I'd like to think that I'm not boring. Classic. Can I go with that? I like the classics. And now that the weather is heating up, I'm a big fan of the classic cocktails. I think I've finally perfected the classic rum and Coke recipe and while you may think there isn't much to it, I might just have the secret to why you've been screwing it up all these years. Come find out the best rum for rum and coke, and how to make the best recipe so you can be the life of the party!

best rum for rum and coke

Tips for the Best Rum and Coke 

I get overwhelmed with a cocktail menu. I had to google what a Paloma was so usually when I order a drink, I stick with the basics, like a rum and Coke, but how can you make the perfect drink? I'm going to tell you!

Can I Use Pepsi in a Rum and Coke?

The short answer is no. I'm one of those people that can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi but the minute you mix it with rum, I can tell. There is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold Coke. If you really want to do it right, use a Mexican Coke. They use real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. 

The Perfect Rum and Coke Ratio

Some people will tell you that the ratio is easy. It's half and half {half Coke, half rum}, but I'm here to tell you that I'm more of a 1:3 ratio kind of gal. You want your drink to taste good and not like you are drinking a straight shot. 

The Secret to the Perfect Rum and Coke

Try whatever variations you want, but there are two things that make the perfect rum and coke. First the best rum for a rum and coke and also make sure that when you mix your rum and Coke that you add fresh lime juice to your drink. That's the secret. I like to squeeze about 1 Tbsp. of fresh lime juice and add 2-3 limes to the glass for flavor.

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Variations of Rum and Coke

You can start by trying a flavored Coke like cherry or vanilla, but you can also change up the rum you use too. Spiced Rum or Coconut Rum is a good place to start.

The Best Rum for Rum and Coke

Now let's get to the good part, the rum! 

Here is a list of the top 5 best rums for the perfect rum and Coke recipe.

1. Captain Morgan Caribbean White Rum
2. Bacardi Gran Reserva
3. Flor de Cana 4 Year Extra Seco
4. Brugal Anejo Rum
5. Gosling's Gold Seal Rum

Garnish for Rum and Coke

Now that you have the best rum for rum and coke, it's time for the garnish. You can stick to the classic and use a lime wedge, or give a cherry or orange slice a try. Rum and Coke is the perfect cocktail to get started experimenting with. Before long you will be a great mixologist and this drink will be your specialty.

A Few More of My Favorite Cocktail Recipes

Now like I said I love a good rum and coke recipe, but here are a few more of my favorite summer cocktail recipes. 

Let me know in the comments what if you like the best rums for rum and coke and if this rum and coke recipe ratio is your favorite like it is mine!

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