Rum and Cola





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Rum and Cola, Rum and Coke, or the Cuba libre, is a highball cocktail consisting of cola, rum, and in many recipes lime juice on ice. The cocktail originated in the early 20th century in Cuba, after the country won independence in the Spanish–American War. It subsequently became popular across Cuba, the United States, and other countries. It is a simple recipe and it's inexpensive, ubiquitous ingredients have made it one of the world's most-popular alcoholic drinks.

rum and cola recipe

Try our signature cocktail recipe, that we believe is the best rum and cola recipe, the Kola Kup  - East Imperial Kima Kola mixed with your favourite premium Rum.

  • 150ml / 5 oz East Imperial Kima Kola
  • 50ml / 1 ¾ oz  Premium Rum (or Spiced Rum)
  • 10ml / ⅓ oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fill glass with quality ice
  • Garnish with fresh green apple & mint
Our favourite Rum and Cola Recipe - the Kola Kup
The best Rum and Cola ratio is 3:1

The perfect Pour

Continuing our mission to be the ultimate complement to premium spirits, our bespoke 150ml bottle pours the exact 3:1 mixer ratio for any signature cocktail.

How many calories are in a RuM and COLA?

The calorie count for a rum and cola can vary depending on the ingredients that you choose to use. East Imperial mixers are all low in natural sugar when compared to other regular cola brands.

A standard rum contains around 115 calories per 50ml serving. East Imperial Kima Kola contains 46 calories per 150ml and 30mg of Caffeine per 150ml serve.

what is A KOLA NUT and is it good for you?

The kola nut is the fruit of the kola tree, indigenous to West Africa. It has a bitter flavour and contains caffeine.

Kola nut products contain caffeine, which may give a person’s metabolism a boost, aid to digestion and are thought to promote the production of gastric acid, which increases digestive enzyme effectiveness in the stomach.

Is COLA healthy /
good for you?

Colas have nominal health benefits and should be consumed in moderation. East Imperial Kima Kola has the lowest amount of sugar when compared to other popular colas. 

RUM and COLA variations

Left Hand Kola

RUM and Cola
WITH Vermouth & Grenadine

The 'Left Hand Kola', a complex cocktail that elevates this classic.

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Bochanga Cocktail Recipe

Tequila and COLA

Try something a little different, the 'Bochanga' mixing tequila & cola for a robust drink.

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Kima Cooler


The 'Kima Cooler', an American Favourite with bourbon and cola.

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