Just like the name implies, this isn’t your typical Rum and Cola, which is usually just (you guessed it) rum and cola; add lime, and you’d have a Cuba Libre. In this riff, Shelley Worrell—the founder and CEO of caribBEING, a multidisciplinary venture that celebrates and amplifies Caribbean culture, community, and businesses—incorporates a few extra ingredients that elevate the drink to something that feels a bit more special yet still familiar. The amaro brings herbal, lightly bitter notes, while the Champagne gives the drink a crisp acidity and fruity aromas. You’ll want to use a quality cola here, like Fever-Tree’s Distillers Cola, which is rich with distilled botanicals and spices (and free of artificial flavors). For an elegant finishing touch, serve it in a sleek coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist for citrusy zing.
This recipe is shared in partnership with Fever-Tree. —The Editors