Ham with Rum and Coke Glaze

Reisling Pairing

About this Wine Pairing Recipe

Artisan charcutiers are geniuses at curing pork, but in terms of the glaze they include for your ham, you may be better off making your own. Try this quick, delicious recipe.


  • ½ ham (6–8 pounds)
  • 1 2-liter bottle of Coke, divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons dry mustard powder
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • Juice of 1 lime

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  • Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Pour 4 cups of cola into pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, reduce 3 cups of cola over medium-high heat until syrupy (yields ½ cup). Stir in brown sugar, mustard powder, rum and lime juice.
  • Raise oven heat to 425˚F. Meanwhile, discard foil and make shallow cross-hatch cuts over surface of ham. Using a pastry brush, cover ham with cola glaze and bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the ham’s internal temperature is 140˚F. Brush on additional glaze every 10–15 minutes during cooking. Serve with the pan’s juices.