Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Rum • Sweet
Rum & Coke Float

The next time you find yourself reminiscing about the good old days at the soda fountain, satisfy your ice cream float cravings with this grown-up take on the classic dessert. It combines the nostalgic duo of cola and vanilla ice cream with the tropical booziness of white rum. A few dashes of Angostura bitters temper the drink’s sweetness, while adding a sarsaparilla funk. Instead of using the usual corn syrup-sweetened cola, we suggest malty, sugarcane-based Mexican Coke.

The Essentials

White Rum
Vanilla Ice Cream
Mexican Coke
The Details
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4 oz White Rum
2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
7-10 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mexican Coke


  • Add the rum, bitters and ice cream to a milkshake glass.
  • Pour Mexican Coke on top and serve with a straw and a long spoon.