Like cola? Then you'll love the Shady Lane cocktail from Bar Rochford

A smart, stirred down and elevated riff on the rum and Coke from Liv Kelly.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2022 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

“I’m fanatical about all things cola drinks, whether it be mainstream brands or artisanal,” says Liv Kelly from Bar Rochford. “I spent quite some time working on my own recipe for a cola syrup that would make my heart sing (the key was Worcestershire sauce). A simple three ingredient stir down is the exact kind of drink I enjoy slinging and sipping, especially if sherry is involved. Rochford customers love sipping the Shady Lane by the fireplace, and we love watching them be warmed by it.”

Liv Kelly at Bar Rochford. Photo: Supplied
Liv Kelly at Bar Rochford. Photo: Supplied

Shady Lane


  • 40ml pecan dark rum
  • 20ml oloroso sherry
  • 20ml cola spice syrup


  1. Stir ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain over a large block of ice into a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with cola spice brittle.

Recipe by Liv Kelly, Bar Rochford, Canberra.

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