Coca-Cola Rum-Spiced Ribs: A Great Way to Try Getting Drunk on Pork

May 31, 2019

Who says you can’t have Rum-Coke on an empty stomach?

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This is a glaze more commonly found on chicken wings, but Sabrina Artadi instead decided to apply it to ribs—and we think it worked pretty darn well.

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All you need to do is spike your Coca-Cola with a hint of rum, get your skillet running hot, and proceed to fire up a batch of these delicious ribs. And the best thing about it? You can down the leftover rum and coke for a pleasant buzz while you cook.


Coca-Cola Rum Spiced Ribs by Sabrina Artadi

Total Time: 60 minutes
Yield: 4-5 servings, estimated


  • 1 1/2 to 2 kilos pork spareribs
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola (or any soda)
  • 1/2 cup McCormick Prepared Mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick Rosemary Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick Tarragon Leaves
  • a dash of McCormick Thyme
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • black pepper
  • 2 tsp honey
  • parsley or other fresh herbs


  1. Lay the pork spareribs in a Pyrex dish. Pour the Coca-Cola, rum, soy sauce, McCormick Rosemary, McCormick Tarragon, McCormick Thyme, black pepper, honey, minced garlic, McCormick Prepared Mustard, and catsup. Mix everything together and massage into the pork.
  2. Preheat the oven at 250oC. Bake the ribs for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. You may opt to put foil over the meat to prevent the surface from burning but be sure to remove the foil in the last four minutes of baking.
  3. Transfer the ribs to a clean dish and garnish with parsley or other fresh herbs.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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5 responses to “Coca-Cola Rum-Spiced Ribs: A Great Way to Try Getting Drunk on Pork”

  1. WanderingTribe says:

    Which catsup? Banana or tomato? Thanks!

  2. vonovono says:

    isnt it too strong with the 1/2cup of mustard?

    • Katherine Jao says:

      It actually gives a tangy kick to the dish, balanced with the soy sauce, coke and ketchup. But you can always change/ lessen according to preference. 🙂

  3. Athena says:

    What happens if I switch to Beef Spareribs? Do I just need to lengthen the time in the oven?

  4. mirs says:

    what is the substitute for rum?

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