I was invited to BACARDI’s 5th annual Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Calgary for the pre-finals held at the Living Room. I sadly could not make this event as I had a prior engagement. Bacardi kindly sent me a bottle of their gorgeous Bacardi Gold rum to replicate the winner’s cocktail, Cuban Cola by Jimmy Nguyen.
Jimmy from Cube created a winner of a cocktail with the Cuban Cola! I have seen Jimmy win competitions before! He is an amazing mixologist.
The ingredients for his cocktail are Bacardi Gold rum, Kahlua, Dark Cacao, Cuban Espresso, Cane Sugar Syrup and Coffee Beans.
This is Jimmy’s stunning libation. I made a similar cocktail to show you today with readily available ingredients that you may just have on hand already!!
The cocktail I have for you today is delicious and would be perfect to give yourself a little umph of staying power for New Year’s Eve! With both coffee and Kahlua you will have what is needed to stay awake well into the festivities of the evening!!
Elegant, sophisticated and delicious is this cocktail for the holidays!! I can only imagine that Jimmy’s would be so much better!
- 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Gold
- 1/2 oz. Kahlua
- 1 shot of espresso coffee, Cuban if available, chilled
- 1 Tbsp. good quality chocolate syrup
- Coffee beans
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.