Christian Clark at San Francisco's BIG recreates Coca-Cola's flavor with some coffee liqueur and coffee beans.
1/5 Ounce dark English ale (Hobgoblin)
Barspoon Smith and Cross rum
1.5 Ounces white rum
1/2 Ounce lime juice
1/2 Ounce falernum
1 Ounce averna
1/4 Ounce coffee liqueur (Bittermans)
3 dashes angostura bitters
Crushed coffee bean
Combine first 8 ingredients in a shaker; shake and strain over cracked ice. Top with a crushed coffee bean.
Rum Shopping Tip
Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.
Rum Cooking Tip
Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.