What's to Drink: Cherry-Vanilla Rum & Cola

Depending on the time you read this, perhaps it's a little early in the day for a cocktail, but put this one in your pocket for your next happy hour. Instead of just having a plain rum & cola, mix it up with the addition of cherry and vanilla flavors.

Cherry-Vanilla Rum & Cola (printer-friendly version)
makes one cocktail

5-6 small ice cubes
1/2 cup cola
3 tablespoons rum
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cherry syrup (the juice from a jar of cherries)

1. Place the ice cubes in a 12-oz glass.
2. Pour in the rum, vanilla, and cherry syrup.
3. Carefully pour in the cola.
4. Stir to combine.
5. Garnish with a cherry.

(adapted from this Martha Stewart recipe)