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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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