Lounge Lizard Cocktail Recipe

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Lounge Lizard Cocktail Recipe

I’ll give you a quick guide: This alcoholic drink is nothing more than a shot of dark rum mixed with cola and a splash of amaretto. This cocktail is a bit more interesting thanks to the addition of rum and liqueur. Their flavors lend the popular mixed drink an even richer flavor profile that can be consumed just as easily and is very refreshing. In addition to being an easy and quick cocktail, the lounge lizard is also a fun way to break out of a rut. If you love rum and coke, you’ll never regret trying this recipe.

Whether it’s light rum, spiced rum, or flavored rum, the choices are extensive. Lounge Lizard may be mixed with any of them, but it works exceptionally well with coconut rum, an unexpected companion to amaretto. It is possible to make a cocktail containing only 1 ounce of rum, which is good if you’re looking for a lighter drink. The standard amount is 1.5 ounces, but those who pour 2 ounces can achieve good results with syrupy sodas.


  • You could also use another dark, nutty liqueur instead of amaretto. If you select Frangelico, for instance, the hazelnut flavor will stand out against the rum and cola flavors. It may be Coke or Pepsi that you gravitate to if you are a sports fan, but don’t shy away from trying other less-known colas.
  • Although RC Cola works great here, a wonderful brand is Q Kola, which is not the same as the kind of cola most of us are used to drinking. It was specifically crafted for mixing drinks, so it has a milder taste that allows the other ingredients to come through.
  • If you want a stronger or lighter drink, the amount of cola you end up pouring will depend on how tall the glass is, how much ice you use, and how much you add.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Lounge Lizard Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Lounge Lizard Cocktail Recipe is 241 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Lounge Lizard Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • collins glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 4 to 6 oz cola (to taste)
  • 1/2 oz amaretto liqueur
  • maraschino cherry (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the dark rum and amaretto in a collins glass filled with ice.
  • Top the drink with the cola, then stir well.
  • Garnish it with a cherry then serve. Enjoy.

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