Top 10 Rums for Rum and Coke

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When it comes to mixing rum and coke, the type of rum you use can really impact the flavor of the drink. Lighter rums tend to allow the cola flavor to shine through but some heavier rums can stand up to it nicely. You’ll want a rum that provides some complexity to complement the simple yet iconic combo of rum and coke.

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There are a few key factors to consider like flavor profile, proof and price point. Smoother aged rums often work well but some enjoy the brighter taste of golden or white rums too. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles to see what works best for your preferences. With a little trial and error, you’ll discover your ideal rum to make the perfect rum and coke every time.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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