Rum & Coke & Champagne

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Created by Blacktail's Jesse Vida, this regal take on a Rum & Coke pairs Bacardi’s upper echelon spirit—Facundo Neo white rum—with a cola simple syrup. Cane sugar sweetness is accented with a bitter Fernet Branca edge, then the drink is topped with Champagne for some toasty effervescence. Great for when you’re feeling fancy, but not too fancy.

Bitter, Sweet


  • 1 oz Bacardi Facundo
  • 0.75 oz Cola Syrup
  • 0.5 tsp Fernet Branca
  • 1 dash Orinoco Bitters
  • 4 oz Champagne
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients except for the garnish and Champagne to a highball or double old-fashioned glass and add cubed ice.

Step two

Top with Champagne and stir with a bar spoon to incorporate.

Step three

Garnish with a lemon twist.

Contributed by Jesse Vida

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