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

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
241 Calories
1g Fat
30g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 241
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 2mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.