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Mexican Rum and Coke

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Juniper

Why exactly is this rum and Coke so much better than the ones you made in college? For starters, it's a jalepeño-infused rum. And it's topped with a Mexican Coke. Made at Hotel Vermont's hotel bar and lounge Juniper, this is one spin on the rum and Coke we'll want always. 

Deliver Ingredients


For the drink

  • 1 1/2 Ounce jalepeño-infused Smuggler's Cove rum
  • splash of fresh lime juice
  • Mexican Coca-Cola, to top

For the jalepeno-infused rum

  • 2 jalepeños
  • 1 bottle of Smuggler's Cove rum


For the drink

Over ice, pour the rum into a Collins glass. Add lime juice, and top off with the Mexican Coca-Cola. Garnish with a straw and lime wheel. 

For the jalepeno-infused rum

Place the jalepeños in the Smuggler's Cove bottle, and let sit for 2 days. 

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.