Mexican cola has been gaining popularity in the United States, and for good reason; it’s delicious. The sweetness of Mexican cola comes from pure cane sugar unlike its US counterpart which contains the less expensive high fructose corn syrup.
I scored a few samples of CRAFT Mexican Cola from our sales rep at US Foods, giving me another excuse to play with cocktails. The cane sugar gives this cola a rich, caramel like flavor with subtle notes of herbs and spice. With a sweet and satisfying flavor it’s a versatile addition to any bar. I look forward to using it again.
1.5 oz Light Rum
2 bar spoons Grenadine (If it’s not fresh we recommend using Jack Rudy)
3/4 c. Mexican cola
Shake rum and grenadine with ice, pour into a chilled glass, top with cola. Garnish with a Cherry.
2 oz Light Rum
CRAFT Mexican Cola
Juice of 1/2 a Lime
Pour into a tall ice filled glass, top with CRAFT Mexican Cola.
Garnish with lime.
A TAC Original:
Dulce de Repaso (Sweet Refresher)
1.5 oz Tia Maria
2 dashes of xocolatl mole bitters
Top with 6 oz CRAFT Mexican Cola
Rim glass with raw sugar, pour over ice, throw in a cherry or sprig of mint and drink.