Distiller’s Pick-Me-Up

Jelani Johnson, Gage & Tollner | Brooklyn, New York

Bartender Jelani Johnson, a former rum distiller himself, looked to the early mornings of his distilling days as inspiration for this highball, which uses as a base premium BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro Rum. Inspired by what he knowingly calls “a distiller’s morning coffee,” he builds upon the rich backbone of molasses and baking spice present in Fever-Tree Distillers Cola to offer a tropical twist on the classic Rum & Cola.


Yield: 1

Garnish: pineapple fronds, swizzle stick, lemon wheel

  1. Pour Fever-Tree Distillers Cola into a highball glass over ice.
  2. Shake rums, juices and liqueur, then strain over cola.
  3. Garnish with pineapple fronds, a swizzle stick and a lemon wheel. Serve with a straw.