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A Captain and Coke refers to a cocktail made with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, topped with cola and served over ice. The vanilla-tinged, slightly spicy rum infuses the cola with additional flavor notes to elevate the standard rum and Coke drink. Though rum drinks are classically garnished with a wedge of lime, a Captain and Coke is best served without any additional embellishment, as not to interfere with the complex flavors of this liquor.
- 1½ ounces Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
- 4½ ounces cola
Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice. Add the rum. Pour in the cola. Stir the ingredients well and serve with a cocktail straw.
For an alcohol-infused twist on a cherry cola, substitute cherry-flavored cola for the ordinary cola in the basic Captain and Coke. Keep the theme by garnishing the drink with a maraschino cherry.
Chocolate syrup can be added to a Captain and Coke to create a cocktail that tastes just like a Tootsie Roll chocolate candy. This recipe is adapted from Drink Swap.
Captain and Coke can be easily transformed into a grown-up version of a soda float with the addition of vanilla ice cream.