Sunday, March 08, 2009

Havana Club

Cuban run makes coke taste really, really good. I'm sure I'm not the first to discover this fact. It does strike me as politically very unlikely though: communist rum cozying up to capitalist cola. You would think the two would be ideologically immiscible and separate out, or explode when combined, or something. But no. They go together very nicely. There's probably not any deep metaphorical insight lurking behind this bar-fact, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to resent not being able to buy Cuban rum when I get home.


  1. A close friend has set me straight on this now -- it's not the Cuban rum, it's the Mexican coke. The coke here is made with cane sugar, just like the rum, instead of corn syrup. This means it tastes right when you mix it with the rum. I think this may mean that if I spring for some good Jones Soda or Jolt Cola to go with my rum back home, it will taste better too. I'm looking forward to experimenting now.

  2. I didn't know that about Mexican coke! One more reason to love it there.

    One thing I learned in Puerto Rico is that good rum tastes pretty damned good with almost any juice you can imagine.

    Viva Mexico!