Summer feels just a little bit closer now that Funkin Cocktails has added the Piña Colada to its range of nitro infused canned cocktails in the UK.
Available in 200ml cans, it mixes coconut milk, pineapple juice and white rum, with a total ABV of 5% ABV, to make a drink that has become one of the most popular cocktails in the UK.
The cans feature a widget that releases micro-bubbles of nitrogen into the liquid when it is opened, giving it extra smoothness and a longer-lasting foamy head as if it had been shaken. The cans come in packs of 12 for the trade, with a 12-month shelf life.
It joins three other serves in Funkin’s Nitro canned cocktail range: Espresso Martini, Passion Fruit Martini and Pink Gin Fizz. In bars, the chilled cans just need to be rotated, opened and poured into the appropriate glassware and then embellished with a garnish.
Ben Anderson, marketing director at Funkin Cocktails, said: “With the growth of rum and the resurgence in popularity of Piña Colada, this latest innovation is a great addition to the range. Funkin nitro canned cocktails are the perfect solution for those bars wishing to serve quality cocktails, but without the time or resources to make them from scratch.”
According to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), the UK rum market became worth over £1 billion in 2018, second only to gin. CGA data for 2019 shows rum was used in 42% of cocktails served in the on-trade, a year-on-year increase of 9%.