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Happy Hour: Vanilla Rum Colas

I've been carrying around a ripped-out page of Martha Stewart Living — with a recipe for vanilla rum colas — since the September issue of the magazine came out. I finally got to mixing the drinks this weekend because they were the perfect cocktail to pair with Oscars!

The recipe is a simple classic — basically it's a rum and coke — with a twist. Vanilla extract and orange wedges pump up the flavor, making for a delightful and refreshing cocktail. Want the recipe? Just,


Vanilla Rum Colas
From Martha Stewart

Small ice cubes
3 cups cola
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. dark rum
3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
6 orange wedges or 4 sliced kumquats

  1. For each drink, fill a glass 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Add 1/2 cup cola, 3 tbsp. rum, and 1/8 tsp. vanilla. Squeeze orange or kumquats into drink, and stir.

Serves 6.

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Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
This is marvelous! I enjoy these when I'm out with friends. And it would make a delicous ice cream float, minus the fruit! :drool:
moss1080 moss1080 8 years
I can't wait to try out this recipe, but without ice cream
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
This looks really good, I have some Three Olives Vanilla Vodka at home so I may just try it!
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Hah at the ice cream comment. I need to pick up some vanilla vodka, soon!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
vanilla+cola= yum!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmmm very different...
sophia_HL sophia_HL 8 years
Why do I want to put ice cream in this ??? :)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
mmm, I may have to try this. You ladies keep me on my toes.
emalove emalove 8 years
Yummy! I always liked mixing vanilla flavored vodka with Coke too.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
This drink was really good! And I highly recommend using the vanilla extract instead of vanilla flavored rum, it really pumped up the flavor.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
this would be yummy!
bythesea bythesea 8 years
I use Vanilla Coke Zero and Vanilla Rum, SO delicious (that is, if you love Vanilla flavor as much as I do, lol)
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
These don't sound good to me.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Hmmm, I have some Vanilla Rum at home. I may try using it for this (minus the extract)
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