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Old 12-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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I don't drink rum & coke very often, but I know many on here do. Since Coke is a brand of cola, I'm wondering is everyone using Coke brand cola in their drinks? If you are, are you using the sugar version or the HFCS version? And what about all the other brands. Anyone try rum & Pepsi or rum & Fentimans. There are a lot of craft colas out there, anyone tried them? I'm just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to find the perfect rum & cola. I know much has been said about the best ginger beer for a dark and stormy, but what about colas? When I do have a rum and coke I use Havana Club 3 year or Mt Gay Sugar Cane Rum with Coke made with real sugar.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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I don't drink rum & coke very often, but I know many on here do. Since Coke is a brand of cola, I'm wondering is everyone using Coke brand cola in their drinks? If you are, are you using the sugar version or the HFCS version? And what about all the other brands. Anyone try rum & Pepsi or rum & Fentimans. There are a lot of craft colas out there, anyone tried them? I'm just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to find the perfect rum & cola. I know much has been said about the best ginger beer for a dark and stormy, but what about colas? When I do have a rum and coke I use Havana Club 3 year or Mt Gay Sugar Cane Rum with Coke made with real sugar.
I've always drank Diet cola as the amount of calories in regular cola's doesn't really add up in terms of what you miss in taste. I find the regular cola's too sickly now anyway.

I tend to stick with a budget supermarket's diet cola (Lidl) as it is very cheap but also very good. Other cheap cola's I have found to be pretty nasty.

I've always preferred Pepsi over Coke as it is less sweet and has more overall taste.

I find the Fentimans and the other premium "pop" (Americans call it soda) a bit of a fuss over nothing.

At the end of the day cola is a kids drink........
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:19 AM   #3
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Umm...I could be wrong, but I didn't think "diet" soft drinks had sugar in them at all. I thought they had crap like aspartame or some other carcinogenic compound like that in them.
Just as a matter of interest, compounds like that are illegal in Japan, and they use Stevia instead.
And further interest (read: trivia) the son and heir used to drink a product, ostensibly a cola, called Jolt! "All of the sugar and twice the caffeine." when he was a kid.
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I don't drink rum & coke very often, but I know many on here do. Since Coke is a brand of cola, I'm wondering is everyone using Coke brand cola in their drinks? If you are, are you using the sugar version or the HFCS version? And what about all the other brands. Anyone try rum & Pepsi or rum & Fentimans. There are a lot of craft colas out there, anyone tried them? I'm just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to find the perfect rum & cola. I know much has been said about the best ginger beer for a dark and stormy, but what about colas? When I do have a rum and coke I use Havana Club 3 year or Mt Gay Sugar Cane Rum with Coke made with real sugar.
The vast majority of Americans use off the shelf, HFCS Coca Cola in their rum and cokes. Where I live, the grocery stores carry real sugar Coke in glass bottles, made in Mexico, so I'll get that on special occasions. Above all keep in mind that "rum and cola" or a "Cuba Libre" is supposed to be quick and easy. Use what is easy for you to find. If you have the ability, get Coca Cola with real sugar.
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