Blending a delicious frozen cocktail is a typical summer ritual, but baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur is mixing more than just drinks this season to show that when you mix flavors, customs, and of course cocktails, the result is a more vibrant view (and taste) of life. As the highly anticipated summer months begin, the limited-time offering of Baileys Colada returns in collaboration with floral sculpture artist Mr. Flower Fantastic and actress and producer La La Anthony to provide wonderfully unexpected ways to enjoy Baileys Colada all summer long, wherever and whenever you are!
Inspired by its Puerto Rican heritage, and where some say the Piña Colada first originated, La La Anthony is upping its Colada game this summer by sharing three new signature Baileys Colada recipes featuring different tropical flavors, spices and fruits that are reminiscent of her mixed, vibrant background. But it doesn’t stop there – La La has her friend and floral artist Mr. Engaged Flower Fantastic to design three edible flower garnishes that complement the unique and delicious cocktail ingredients and showcase the power flowers have to elevate the senses and enhance the Colada cocktail experience.
Minty Co-La La Combined with mr. Flower Fantastic’s Marigold and Mint Pineapple Flower Garnish
3/4 oz Bailey Colada Irish Cream Liqueur
3/4 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Puerto Rican Rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Two cucumber rounds
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a colada glass over crushed ice. Garnish with the marigold and mint pineapple floral garnish from Mr. FlowerFantastic.
Coquito Colada Combined with mr. Flower Fantastic’s coconut and orchid flower garnish
1 oz Baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur
3/4 oz Captain Morgan White Rum
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz cinnamon powder
5 basil leaves
Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Preparation: Muddle cranberries in the bottom of a tall Collins glass. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice. Top with hibiscus tea. Garnish with mr. Flower Fantastic’s coconut and orchid flower garnish.
Whipped Colada lemonade Combined with mr. Flower Fantastic’s lemon peel flower garnish
2 oz. Baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur
2 1/2 oz full-fat coconut milk
1 ounce. simple syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
Tamarind paste and desiccated coconut for Rim
Preparation: Dip the top of a Collins glass in a plate of tamarind paste, then dip in a separate plate with desiccated coconut. Fill a blender with about 12 cubes of ice. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with the floral garnish of Mr. FlowerFantastic.
“Baileys Colada was my favorite summer treat last year thanks to the delicious pineapple and coconut flavors that made it easier than ever to catch all the holiday vibes,” says La La Anthony. “This year I’m tapping into my Puerto Rican roots to create some new Baileys Colada cocktails with the help of my friend Mr. Flower Fantastic, which is sure to brighten up any summer’s day!”
mr. Flower Fantastic added: “Flower art is a powerful art form that can help brighten up a space through multiple senses, including sight, smell and taste. Summer is the brightest season of the year and I’m excited to be working together with Baileys to bring the sensory experience of a Baileys Colada cocktail in unique and unexpected ways with my art.”
To celebrate the return of Bailey’s Colada and usher in the “unofficial start of summer” en route to Memorial Day weekend, Mr. Flower Fantastic on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, with a flower installation in Union Square, Manhattan, will present a life-size Piña Colada inspired by Baileys Colada’s signature blend of Irish Cream and the flavors of creamy coconut and sweet pineapple. If you want to try Baileys Colada for yourself, this summer you can enjoy La La Anthony’s signature cocktails paired with Mr. Flower Fantastic at cultural events across the country in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Miami. †
“We are so excited to bring Baileys Colada back this season and give consumers (21+) another reason to indulge themselves all summer long,” said Stacey Cunningham, President of Baileys & Liqueurs, Diageo North America. “It’s the perfect welcome for the better months ahead and we’re excited to partner with La La Anthony and Mr. Flower Fantastic to help create these new and unique Baileys Colada cocktails that fuse both art and culture while we’re kicking off the season.”
Baileys Colada is available nationwide for a limited time selling spirits based drinks for a suggested retail price of $24.99 for a 750ml bottle. Enjoy Baileys Colada over ice or mixed with ice, a perfect warm-weather indulgence. For more information, visit www.BAILEYS.com†
Baileys encourages consumers of legal drinking age to handle themselves responsibly.
About BAILEYS Irish Cream Liqueur:
BAILEYS was launched in Ireland in 1974. It is now available in 180 markets around the world and is the best-selling liqueur in the world. BAILEYS, owned by Diageo plc, currently ranks 7th among all spirits sold worldwide. It’s the signature delicious balance of Irish Cream, whiskey and fine spirits that makes BAILEYS Original Irish Cream the perfect little indulgence when you need a break from your daily routine. BAILEYS’ portfolio includes Original Irish Cream, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Cinnamon, Espresso Crème, Strawberries & Cream and Almande. For more information on BAILEYS Original Irish Cream, visit us at: www.BAILEYS.com†
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about mr. Flower Fanstic
mr. Flower Fantastic, MFF, is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist with a focus on floristry and design. He is recognized worldwide for his unique floral sculptures which can currently be seen in more than 10 countries around the world. For more information on his studio practice, follow @mrflowerfantastic, or visit www.mffstudio.com†
Photo credit: Pictures of La La Anthony: Sam Deitch