People have been mixing classic Coke with booze since at least the early 20th century, because the combination is freakin’ fantastic — on our site alone we have about 40 tasty Coke and booze recipes. But now, the beverage giant is looking to change that by launching four brand new flavors in fancy AF bottles that are tailored-made to mix with alcohol.
Seriously though, do we need a top hat to mix these “Coca-Cola Signature Mixers” with some JD or what?
First, the bad news: The new Coke mixers (via Cosmopolitan) are only available in the U.K. right now, although we all know that if they sell well there, they’ll be available worldwide before you can say “I’d like to buy the world a Coke.”
If you’re in the U.K. though, or if you’re living elsewhere and are willing to wait to buy your Signature Mixers, you’ll be treated to four sophisticated-sounding flavors including Smoky Notes, Spicy Notes, Herbal Notes, and Woody Notes. And if those mixers sound like they were developed using the input of premier drink makers, that’s because they were.
According to Business Insider, which originally put out the story, “the mixers have been created in collaboration with some of the world’s leading bartenders.” OK, fine, but where the f*&k was Skyy John helping the Coke folk to make these? Huh? HUH?!
That Business Insider article goes a lot deeper into flowery descriptions for the flavor notes of each different type of Coke mixer, but basically they’ll all work best with whiskey, spiced rum, and aged tequilas. So, yeah, you’ll still be making Jack and Cokes or rum and Cokes with these bad boys, but you’ll be pouring from some fancy ass bottles. The new flavors could be interesting though, so any Tipsy fans in the U.K., send us some bottles por favor.
What are your thoughts on these new Coke mixers? Are you going to give them a shot when they come to your hood or you good with the classic stuff? Let us know in the comments!