White Bat Cocktail

White Bat

The White Bat: A Harmonious Blend of Rum, Coffee, and Cola 🦇
What do you get when you cross a Rum & Coke with a White Russian? Simon Ford, a bartending expert and gin creator, answered this intriguing question by crafting the White Bat. Although Ford is renowned for his gin expertise, he opted for white rum to create this effervescent, decadent concoction.
The White Bat combines white rum and Kahlúa to form a rich base, which is then elevated with whole milk and a splash of cola. The Kahlúa is non-negotiable, adding that special depth only coffee liqueur can provide.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Add the white rum, Kahlúa, cola, and whole milk to a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Stir briefly and gently to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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Pro Tips and Variations

  • Cola Choices: Opt for colas that use real sugar rather than corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. Mexican Coca-Cola is a fantastic choice.
  • Milk Variants: While whole milk offers the best texture and body, non-dairy substitutes can be used for those with dietary restrictions—just know it may affect the drink’s mouthfeel.
  • Rum Alternatives: Feel adventurous? Try using amber or even blackstrap rum for a darker, richer profile.
Origin of the Name: The story behind the cocktail’s name, the White Bat, remains a mystery, even to its creator. But what’s in a name? It’s the flavor that counts, and this cocktail serves as a perfect after-dinner treat.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Cocktail