The Campfire Colada
Featuring a combination of coffee and pina colada flavors, this Campfire Colada is a great cocktail for hot summer days!
I have some really exciting news! I was recently selected by BACARDI® Mixers to host a summertime cocktail party. As if that wasn’t enough, the drink mixologists at BACARDI® also created a drink recipe based on my own personal interests. Ummm…wow!
I couldn’t wait to pick up the phone and call my friends and neighbors about this party. Needless to say, the party was a blast! Along with plenty of BACARDI® frozen drinks, I had a plate of s’mores ingredients out for everyone to snack on. (Have you ever added a piece of fresh pineapple to a s’more? Neither had we until that evening, but it was oddly amazing!)
And the best part about this party was how easy it was to pull together. I picked up several cans of BACARDI® Frozen Mixers, ice, a pineapple, some coffee, and the necessary ingredients for s’mores. Party done! (The folks at BACARDI® Mixers were nice enough to send along party packs for my friends, too. So everyone got drink muddlers, visors, recipe booklets, and of course BACARDI® Mixers.)
One of my favorite ways to end a hot summer day is to sit back with a couple close friends and enjoy a cocktail. We occasionally have frozen drinks, but they often seemed like a lot of work to make. BACARDI® Mixers solved that problem, and I can personally say that I am excited about many upcoming summer nights with frozen drinks on the deck!
In honor of Spiced, the BACARDI® mixologists created the “Campfire Colada.” (On a side note, how exactly does one become a mixologist for BACARDI® Mixers? Talk about a dream job!) The Campfire Colada featured a blend of coconut, pineapple, and coffee…yes, coffee.
When I first saw the recipe, I was a bit surprised. I was wondering how the strong coffee would work with the fruity pineapple and coconut flavors. But it was delicious! Those mixologists know what they are doing!
BACARDI® Mixers’ Pina Colada Mix contains real fruit juice, which certainly contributed to the deliciousness of this drink. Pina Colada was the primary flavor, but the Campfire Colada finished with a nice hint of coffee. Trust me when I say you’ll want to try this one out!
The Campfire Colada is part of BACARDI® Mixers’ “99 Days and 99 Drinks” summer-long series. If you ‘Like’ BACARDI® Mixers on Facebook, you can follow along and see a new cocktail posted each day. I just went through the drink recipes that have already been posted, and they all sound very delicious and very tempting.
I’m definitely going to need to keep a stash of BACARDI® Mixers in my freezer this summer! Oh, and if you share your ideas + photos on the BACARDI® Mixers Facebook page, the mixologists might create a personalized recipe for you, too.
The Campfire Colada
- 1 can frozen BACARDI® Mixers Piña Colada Mix
- 2 cups BACARDI® Anejo Rum
- ½ cup espresso or strong coffee
- 5 cups ice
- ¼ cup coffee beans for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in blender and mix on high for about 30 seconds.
- Pour into chilled cocktail or martini glasses.
- Garnish with 3 coffee beans placed in center of glass.
As always, please drink responsibly.
BACARDI® Mixers is a premium line of non-alcoholic mixers available in 10 fl. oz cans in the frozen juice aisle. With seven easy-to-make flavors to choose from – including Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, and Piña Colada – there are endless ways to make your next party come together instantly! By providing cocktail recipes, party tips and food pairings year-round, we continue to give new reasons to blend every day. Find yours at www.facebook.com/bacardimixers
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