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13 Best Coke Cocktails

What better way to freshen up happy hour than with some refreshing Coke cocktails?

Coke is the quintessential soda to double as a cocktail mixer. It’s sweet and fizzy with pleasant notes of vanilla and cinnamon.

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Whether you’re a cocktail amateur or professional bartender, these effortless Coke cocktails can be ready in a snap.

What’s even better is they’re sure to please.

This collection has everything from a fruity bourbon Coke to the classic rum and Coke.

Take your pick and get ready to relax with an effervescent sipper in hand. 

1. Whiskey and Coke

Whiskey and Coke is a classic duo in the cocktail world. While I love a good Jack and Coke, you can make this cocktail with any brand of whiskey or bourbon.

While the ingredients are simple, the real trick is in the ratios. 

For a stiff drink, you could go with equal ratios. If you like your cocktails on the sweeter side, I’d double up on the cola. 

2. Rum and Coke

This is an excellent gateway cocktail to master the craft of mixology. All the ingredients are right in the name, making it a no-brainer. 

Add your two ingredients to a highball glass, give it a good stir, and it’s cocktail time. 

Once you’ve got this classic down, you can mix things up with different flavored rums. Spiced rum or vanilla rum are both terrific options. 

Try it out and see what you like. That’s the art of mixology after all.

3. Long Island Iced Tea

Now, this is the drink to get the party started! Long Island iced tea has a reputation for packing a stiff punch with a deceivingly sweet flavor. 

This recipe has all the spirits including vodka, gin, tequila, and white rum. Meanwhile, a splash of triple sec, simple syrup, and cola sweeten the deal. 

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While you may have heard it’s not a good idea to mix this many liquors, it’s all too good in this iced tea. 

Speaking of which, you’re probably wondering about the iced tea.

The name is a bit of a misnomer because iced tea refers to the color of the drink, not an ingredient. 

4. Whiskey Cherry Coke Smash

A smash is an excellent cocktail template that is as versatile as it is refreshing. 

This recipe makes it extra special with a splash of cherry cola. It even adds fresh cherries for a fruitier flavor.

If fresh cherries aren’t in season, you could substitute maraschino cherries. Just keep in mind these will be much sweeter.

5. Tennessee Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is a must when you’re in the south. But you can enjoy this adult version anywhere. 

Coke, honey, and a hint of lemon mimic the flavor of sweet tea. Meanwhile, a splash of Jack Daniel’s keeps it smooth. 

You could even serve this as a mocktail by omitting the whiskey. 

Whiskey or not, you’ll want to make sure the honey fully dissolves before serving. So don’t add the ice until everything is well mixed. 

6. Bourbon Cherry Coke

There is something about cherry Coke that tastes stellar in bourbon. This cocktail makes it even more refreshing by muddling fresh cherries with sugar. 

You will need to strain the muddle cherries so a shaker is a must. Also, be sure to use pitted cherries so you get more juice from the fruit.

7. Lounge Lizard

Once you’ve perfected a rum and Coke, give this cocktail a whirl. The ingredients are fairly similar except this version calls for dark rum and amaretto.

Amaretto is an Italian liqueur with an almond flavor. The hint of nuttiness adds a layer of complexity that’s incredibly complementary. 

Garnish with a lime wedge and a cherry, then get ready because you’ll want to do nothing but leisurely lounge around.

8. Jack and Coke 

This classic libation is the definition of easy cocktails. Coke and Jack Daniel’s are all it takes to make this drink. 

Although simple, you’ll want to figure out the right ratios. This recipe also adds in a lemon wedge to cut through the sweetness for a more balanced flavor profile. 

Lemon or not, this is the cocktail to showcase the excellence of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey and Coca-Cola.  

9. Vodka Paralyzer

While the name might sound frightening, this drink is insanely delicious. 

It combines milk, coffee liqueur, vodka, and cola into a decadent creamy cocktail. You could even blend it for a refreshing frozen treat. 

The smooth and sweet taste makes it a wonderful option for dessert. I think it’s also an excellent afternoon pick-me-up after a long day.

10. Bartender’s Root Beer

Don’t let the name fool you, there’s no root beer in this cocktail. Yet, the clever concoction of ingredients will have you thinking there certainly is some. 

You make the bartender’s root beer like this. Take creamy Kaluha and mix it with Galliano, Coke, and club soda. 

In case you’re not familiar, Galliano is an Italian herbal liqueur. It has a unique flavor profile that includes woodsy, citrusy, and vanilla notes. 

This effervescent drink is better than root beer in my humble opinion. But then again, I’m a big fan of Kahlua drinks.

11. Dracula’s Kiss

Looking for a fun Halloween cocktail? This is one of my favorites. 

Grenadine adds a reddish hue and extra cherry kick. Speaking of cherry, you’ll need black cherry cola vodka and some maraschino cherries. 

You could also opt for cherry Coka to make it super fruity. But the classic cola will work just fine.

12. Vodka and Coke 

While rum and whiskey may get all the glory, vodka lets all the wonderful flavors of Coke shine. Plus, this cocktail is super easy.

All you need is some quality vodka and a few ounces of Coca-Cola. The recipe also uses a dash of Angostura bitters to balance out the flavor.

You’ll have some extra Coke on your hands so I say make it a food pairing with this scrumptious Coca-Cola chicken recipe.

13. Crown and Coke

Last, but not least, is the simple and delicious Crown and Coke. As the name suggests, you’ll combine Crown Royal whiskey with Coca-Cola.

Why Crown Royal? This type of Canadian whisky has a terrific flavor profile to enhance the flavors of Coke. 

It has sweet vanilla and caramel flavors with a hint of oakiness to round it out.

You can doctor it up with citrus and bitters, or keep it classy. You can’t go wrong either way.

13 Best Coke Cocktails

These Coke cocktails go well beyond a rum and Coke! From a Long Island iced tea to a lounge lizard to Dracula’s kiss, you just can’t beat Coke as a mixer.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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