Alcohol-Free Rum and Cola

I am quite surprised this is the first STRYKK product I’ve reviewed given their reputation in the alcohol-free community. STRYKK has created a number of alcohol-free spirits, alternatives to the classics such as gin, vodka, Aperol and for this review … their alcohol-free rum and cola.

As you can see this is a pre-mixed alcohol-free cocktail that has grown in popularity thanks to its convenience, especially for a picnic or outdoor activity. STRYKK has combined their ‘Not R*m’ spirit which has hints of ‘vanilla, raisin, oakwood, sugarcane’ and this is mixed with a traditional cola to create a tasty and refreshing mocktail.

So, compared to other alcohol-free cocktails is this rum and cola any good? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.

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Is Strykk Not Rum any good?


Although there was a familiar rum and coke flavour to Strykk’s offering it tasted a bit ‘off’. Difficult to place really but the combination was a bit chemically, slightly odd. It wasn’t horrendous and I finished off the glass but compared to other alcohol-free rums it didn’t hit the mark for me. For me it was more like a spiced root beer flavour than a traditional rum and coke. 

Aroma & Appearance

Well it certainly looks and smells like a rum and coke but again there is a strange chemically smell  to it.

Bonus points

Ok bonus points for the packaging – I like the bold font and colours which help STRYKK stand out in the crowd. This drink will also be great for those with restrictions as it is both gluten-free, vegan friendy and low in calories. When it comes to availability I did struggle to find a place with much stock, your best bet will be an online specialist.

Buy STRYKK’s NOT R*M with Cola

You can purchase this pre-mixed alcohol-free cocktail from the retailer below.

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STRYKK's NOT R*M with Cola
Key information

– per 250ml 


Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0.5%

Calories – 18

Ingredients – Chilled Filtered Water, Glycerol, Colour: Caramel, Natural Flavourings & Distillates, Acid: Phosphoric Acid, Preservatives: Sodium Benzoate & Potassium Sorbate, Salt, Sugar-free cola

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – medium/hard

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