Rum & Coke Float

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

The next time you find yourself reminiscing about the good old days at the soda fountain, satisfy your ice cream float cravings with this grown-up take on the classic dessert. It combines the nostalgic duo of cola and vanilla ice cream with the tropical booziness of white rum. A few dashes of Angostura bitters temper the drink’s sweetness, while adding a sarsaparilla funk. Instead of using the usual corn syrup-sweetened cola, we suggest malty, sugarcane-based Mexican Coke.

Bitter, Sweet


  • 4 oz White Rum
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 7-10 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Mexican Coke


Step one

Add the rum, bitters and ice cream to a milkshake glass.

Step two

Pour Mexican Coke on top and serve with a straw and a long spoon.

Contributed by Supercall

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