Caribbean Rum and Coke at the Friday Afternoon Happy Hour

Caribbean Rum and Coke Cover 2I never had much of a taste for Rum and Cokes… I would only have them served up at concerts and club like bars.  It left me thinking they had actually served rubbing alcohol or kerosene.

So when Tavis and I were dating and we were over at his parents house for a long weekend, I cringed (not visibly, only on the inside) when his mom brought rum and cokes out to the pool. Trying to make a good impression with his folks, I vowed that no matter how it tasted, I would sip away without making any weird faces.

To my delight, the drinks she served were nothing like the club or concert rum and cokes.  They were sweet (not overwhelming sweet), tangy from the lime, and just the right amount of soda.  The real secret is the type of rum, Tavis’s mom uses coconut rum.

Tavis and I have started using a mixture of coconut rum and white rum. Here is what you will need:

Caribbean Rum and Coke ingredients

Coconut rum
White rum
Key west lime juice
Diet Coke
Lime slices for garnish

Fill your glass with ice, add 1 1/2 oz of White Rum, 1 oz of Coconut rum a splash of Key west lime juice.

Caribbean Rum and Coke liquor and lime juiceTop it off the glass with Diet coke. (I am using a 12 oz glass in the picture)

Caribbean Rum and Coke adding cokeStir and enjoy!

I will leave you with a few pictures of the fateful day when we were dating…

Caribbean Rum and Coke pool pics

Caribbean Rum and Coke
Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
  • Coconut rum
  • White rum
  • Key west lime juice
  • Diet Coke
  • Lime slices for garnish
  1. Fill 12 oz glass with Ice
  2. Add 1.5 oz white rum, 1 oz coconut rum and a splash of Key West Lime juice
  3. Top glass with Diet Coke
  4. Stir and enjoy



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