Wild Bison
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Wild Bison
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The Wild Bison cocktail is a straightforward, robust mixed drink that combines the sweetness of cola with the complexity of two different types of rum. Served in a lowball glass, ... more The Wild Bison cocktail is a straightforward, robust mixed drink that combines the sweetness of cola with the complexity of two different types of rum. Served in a lowball glass, it features the caramel-like flavors of dark rum with the lighter, slightly grassy notes of white rum, creating a rich yet balanced concoction. The carbonation of the cola adds a refreshing fizz that finishes the drink with a bubbly texture, while a wedge of lime can provide a citrusy accent to cut through the sweetness. The Wild Bison is an accessible cocktail for those who appreciate the depth of rum without the need for additional mixers or complex ingredients.
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White rum
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Lime
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6.86% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Wild Bison

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the dark rum to a lowball glass with ice and layer the white rum over it
Gently build the coke on top
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the types of rum used in a Wild Bison?

Yes, you can substitute the types of rum in a Wild Bison. While the original recipe calls for equal parts white and dark rum, you can experiment with different varieties such as spiced rum or aged rum for a unique twist on the flavor. Just be mindful that substitutions may alter the taste and alcohol content of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Wild Bison?

The Wild Bison is best served cold in a lowball glass, topped up with cola. To enhance the experience, you can serve it over ice to keep it chilled longer. For an aesthetic touch, consider adding a lime slice or maraschino cherry for garnish.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Wild Bison suitable for?

Given its simple ingredients and quick preparation, the Wild Bison is suitable for casual gatherings, like barbecues or game nights. Its refreshing and familiar taste, thanks to the cola, makes it a crowd-pleaser for events where you want a laid-back, enjoyable drink option.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Wild Bison compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 6.86%, the Wild Bison falls into the lower range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. Many classic cocktails have a higher alcohol content, often ranging from 10% to 20%. This makes the Wild Bison a lighter choice, ideal for those who prefer a milder cocktail or wish to enjoy multiple drinks responsibly.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Wild Bison to fit my taste?

To customize the Wild Bison, consider playing with the rum-to-cola ratio to find your perfect balance of sweetness and alcohol strength. Adding a splash of lime juice or swapping the cola for a craft soda can introduce new flavors. Additionally, infusing the rum with spices or fruit prior to making the cocktail can give it a unique, personal touch.

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