Pepsi: Pepsi Goes Better with Rum

For over 100 years, rum and cola has been one of the most popular cocktails in the world.  But all too many people order "rum and coke" rather than rum and Pepsi.

That's a shame, says Chef Kyle Shadix, CRC, MS, RD, renowned former Chopped contestant, and PepsiCo's Corporate Executive Research Chef for Global Beverages. "Rum tends to evoke warm, sweet flavors reminiscent of caramel and vanilla, a result of the oak barrel aging progress," he explained. "The crisp, sweet and citrusy notes in Pepsi bring perfect balance to the warm spice notes of rum, like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, creating a smooth, well rounded taste profile for a perfect summer cocktail!"

Pepsi is offering $5 off Drizly orders for those who purchase any Pepsi product alongside their favorite rum.

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