Captain and wings? Yep, rum and coke wings.

Rum and coke blog pic 1We all have our favorite beverage we like with hot wings. I am usually gonna tap a cold brew on the shoulder to step in for my choice. You? You may go with go with a Twisted Tea or maybe a Mike’s Hard Lemonade, or maybe it is just a cold glass of iced tea. That said, I think NO one would pick a rum and coke right?? But, what if you combined the two for a wing recipe?

Since I love wings and have been known to eat A LOT of them (my dream is to compete in the Wing Bowl, but I also dreamed of playing baseball in the big leagues. Both haven’t come to fruition. Yet!). I came across this recipe online and it seemed like a homerun, pun intended. Below is a unique, incredibly tasty wing recipe that will most definitely please the palate. And, you have plenty of rum left over for nightcaps later! Stay thirsty (and hungry) my friends, stay thirsty (and hungry).


Rum and Coke Wings

  • 24 chicken wings (use fresh wings, not frozen)Rum and coke wings
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 4 Tbsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 stick of  butter

Preheat oven to 450° F.

  1. Throw your wings in 13×9 aluminum baking dish. I had better luck with these than a foil lined glass dish. Why? No freekin idea, they just turned out crisper and did not stick to aluminum foil.
  2. Drizzle and then brush some olive oil over you wings. Use the good shit people. It matters!
  3. Lightly sprinkle chili powder, salt and pepper over your wings. If you can take the heat then be more generous with chili dust!
  4. Toss in oven and bake for about an hour. I like mine on the crispy side, so that’s what I check for.
  5. Meanwhile in a medium to large saucepot, melt the butter
  6. Add your rum, cola, hot sauce and honey and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and reduce for about 40 minutes. Your looking for a sticky sauce at this point to grab onto those wings. Use the spoon test.  Dip a spoon into your glaze, if it stick to the spoon, your set!
  8. Grab your finished wings, throw your glaze into a large bowl and toss about 6-8 wings at a time and toss to coat.
  9. Almost done!  Drain your baking dish, return the coated wings to it and throw back in the oven for about 5 more minutes to bake that delicious glaze on.

rum and coke blog pic 3Plate your wings, garnish if desired, grab your choice beverage, then dig the hell in. And as always, let us know what you think – Mike G


Credits:   We found this recipe at, check them out!

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