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Rum and Coke Recipe with a Bacon Straw
If you like to wow your guests with fun and interesting cocktails you will definitely want to try today’s Rum and Coke recipe with a bacon straw. As summer rolls around I’m planning on hosting guests for backyard parties and barbecues and I’m always looking for ways to put a new twist on classic recipes. Today I’m sharing how to make a straw to sip your rum and coke on out of one of everyone’s favorite foods, bacon!
Rum and Coke, is a highball cocktail consisting of cola, rum, and lime juice on ice. The cocktail originated in the early 20th century in Cuba, after the country won independence in the Spanish–American War.
The classic recipe calls for a ratio of 1 part rum to 2 parts Coke, although a ratio of 1:3 is more common these days. For this recipe I used one ounce of Bacardi Superior Rum and one Coca-Cola Mini Can . A wedge of lime complements the flavors of the Coke and helps to add some tartness to the sweet taste of the drink.
A Rum and Coke is served in a highball glass. A highball glass is a glass tumbler that can contain 240 to 350 millilitres (8 to 12 US fl oz). It is used to serve highball cocktails and other mixed drinks.
Rum cocktails are some of the 10 most popular drinks and Bacardi rum is the world’s favorite and most awarded rum.
Bacon is one of those trendy foods that people love to add to just about every meal (or dessert!) A bacon straw is made by wrapping a slice of bacon around a rolled up piece of aluminum foil and baking it. After the bacon cools, the aluminum foil is pulled out of the bacon and, voila! You have a bacon straw.
I went shopping for my supplies at my local grocery store and stocked up on Bacardi Superior Rum and Coca-Cola Mini Cans as well as bacon and limes.
How to Make a Rum and Coke with a Bacon Straw
Ingredients for the bacon straw
- 1lb of thick cut bacon
- Aluminum foil
- Baking sheet
Directions for the bacon straw
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
- Take the aluminum foil and roll it into ¼ inch thick stick.
- Take the bacon pieces and wrap them around the aluminum foil at a 45 degree angle so that the bacon overlaps with each turn. You may have to use more than one slice for each straw.
- Place the bacon straws on a baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes or until they are extra crispy.
- Let the straws cool completely and then carefully pull the aluminum foil out of the center.
Ingredients for Rum and Coke
- Bacardi Superior Rum
- Coca-Cola Mini Cans
Directions for the Rum and Coke
- Add ice to a highball glass
- Pour one ounce of Bacardi Superior Rum
- Add one Coke Mini Can
- Garnish with lime slices and a bacon straw
What fun cocktails are your mixing up this summer? Let me know in the comments and make sure you pick up some Bacardi Superior Rum and Coca-Cola Mini Cans on your next shopping trip.