Make a Lounge Lizard Cocktail

Easy Lounge Lizard Cocktail - Rum and Coke Mixed Drink Recipe
Forget the Rum & Coke! Toss a little amaretto into the mix. It makes this simple drink a little more interesting.

Shannon Graham

Ratings (10)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
241 Calories
1g Fat
30g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Lounge Lizard is a nice and easy mixed drink that can help you break out of a routine. If you enjoy a good Rum & Coke, then you should certainly give this one a try.

It's quite simple: the Lounge Lizard is nothing more than a shot of dark rum, a quarter shot of amaretto, and cola. It is the rum switch and liqueur addition that makes it a little more interesting and, though the changes are subtle, it's also quite nice.​

While Coke (or Pepsi) may be your first cola of choice, try to remain open to using some of the lesser-known colas. RC Cola works great here, though a wonderful brand is Q Kola, which is unlike any 'cola' many of us are used to. It was made specifically for mixed drinks and has a lighter taste that really allows the other ingredients to shine through.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the dark rum and amaretto into a collins glass filled with ice.

  2. Top with cola.