Move Over Rum and Coke, Kraken Rum and 1893 Pepsi Has Emerged From the Depths

Kraken Rum & Pepsi 1893

We recently picked up some Pepsi 1893, a dark brown malt flavored “craft soda” reformulation of Pepsi that is made from Kola nut extract, real sugar, sparking water and a touch of aromatic bitters. It’s pretty good.

After trying some, I realized that it might go well with the Kraken black spiced rum we have in our bar, as sort of a new take on the Cuba Libre aka a “Rum and Coke”.

Lori served some up with a lime wedge and overall I would say that the experiment was a success.

photo by Scott Beale

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.