Baileys Colada brightens up summer with vibrant, tropical cocktails

Bailey's Colada, photo provided by Bailey's
Bailey's Colada, photo provided by Bailey's /

The flowers are blooming, and the vibrant scenery has inspired Baileys Colada to shake up some tropical cocktails for the season. Last year’s popular limited-edition offering is back on store shelves, and everyone is ready to sip on some sweet refreshment. Ready to enjoy a taste of the tropics?

Although many people are looking for that beach vacation escape, that ticket to relaxation might be on the horizon. Even if that plane leaves the tarmac without you, the tropical flavors can be enjoyed from the comfort of the couch.

For many people, the classic pina colada is that summer cocktail that captures the relaxation in a sip. Whether enjoyed with the perfect garnish or in a plastic cup, there is something that just lets the chaos of the day wash away. There might not be sand between your toes, but it captures that escapism vibes.

With the Baileys Colada, the creamy, luscious Irish cream liqueur gets a boost from creamy coconut and sweet pineapple. As Stacey Cunningham, Director of Baileys & Liqueurs, Diageo North America said, “We are so excited to bring back Baileys Colada this season and help give consumers (21+) another reason to treat themselves all summer long.” Whether enjoyed simply over ice or blended into a cocktail, summer is not complete without a sip.

To celebrate the liqueur’s return, Baileys partnered with La La Anthony and Mr. Flower Fantastic to create several cocktails that will have everyone talking both for their flavors and the stunning visuals.

Ready to take a break from that rose wine, beer or canned cocktail and enjoy a Baileys Colada?

Minty Co-La La

While tropical flavors bring the vacation vibe, the mint in this cocktail is quite refreshing. That touch of bright mint brings people back for another sip. It is almost like that refreshing breeze that comes in off the water on a hot day.


  • 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
  • Mint Sprig
  • Two Cucumber Rounds


  • Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a colada glass over crushed ice. Garnish with Mr. Flower Fantastic’s marigold and mint pineapple floral garnish.

Coquito Colada

While the Coquito might be associated with the holidays, the cinnamon spice isn’t limited to just the winter months. This cocktail hits all the flavor profiles. Sweet, savory and a touch spicy, it will have everyone ready to toast to good times.


  • 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
  • Muddled Cranberries


  • Muddle cranberries at the bottom of a tall Collins glass. Combine remaining ingredients into 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 floral garnish.

Whipped Colada Lemonade

Lemonade might be one of this summer’s trending beverages. In this cocktail, it is almost like a dessert. For anyone who loves a sweet frozen drink, this one might be a new summer favorite.


  • 2 oz. Baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 2 1/2 oz Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Tamarind Paste and Desiccated Coconut for Rim


  • Dip the top of a Collins glass into a plate of tamarind paste, then dip into a separate plate of 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 Mr. Flower Fantastic’s lemon zest floral garnish.

How do you like to enjoy the Baileys Colada? What summer cocktails capture that vacation in a glass?