COFFEE AND RUM LAYAWAY COCKTAIL RECIPE
The second installment in our Funky Cofftail series is a Coffee and Rum Layaway Cocktail. It incorporates our Pina Colada Coffee that has a subtle pineapple-coconut flavor that compliments the spicy warmth of the rum and ginger beer wonderfully.
A Variation of the Well-Known Drink, the Dark and Stormy
What exactly is a layaway cocktail? Think of it as a reinvented dark and stormy, but with coffee. Just as a dark and stormy is a drink served cold, so is the layaway, but it borrows the spicy elements of spiced rum, ginger beer, and the kick of lime, and incorporates the richness and sweet notes of Pina Colada Coffee and coconut sugar.
An Easy Coffee and Rum Cocktail to Make
The end result is smoky yet tangy, spicy yet refreshing, with a sweet hint of summer. Easy yet innovative, this recipe is the perfect tool to impress your friends at your next dinner party. It tastes just like those bittersweet, precious last few weeks of vacation.
COFFEE AND RUM LAYAWAY COCKTAIL
-2 oz spiced rum
2 oz Zavida’s Pina Colada Coffee, strong and room temp.
1-2 oz lime juice
4 oz ginger beer
1 TSP coconut sugar
- Brew your coffee and let it cool to room temperature.
- Add rum, coffee, lime juice and coconut sugar to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake for 10 seconds.
- Rim a martini glass with coconut sugar and lime juice.
- Pour drink into a martini glass over ice. Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with pineapple and mint
If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use a moka pot to brew your 2 oz shot of coffee.
If you don’t have coconut sugar, any sweetener you like will work! (Cane sugar, maple syrup, etc.)
You can use ginger ale and normal rum if you like, but we find that spiced rum and ginger beer adds a little extra spice that we LOVE!