Available in a one-litre pack, it contains limes from Mexico and Spain, sweet Caribbean coconuts, and a combination of golden and cayenne pineapples from Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
It has taken 12 months to develop, using a homogenisation process and natural fruit pectin to create a consistent product so that bartenders can quickly make one of the UK’s favourite cocktails.
Piña Colada joins Funkin’s other cocktail mixers such as Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan, Strawberry Woo Woo and Margarita.
Funkin chief executive Andrew King said: “Our new Funkin Piña Colada is a revolutionary innovation that enables outlets to produce an authentic, great-tasting Piña Colada with the same speed and consistency offered by the rest of the Funkin mixer range.
“The ingredients required for a Piña Colada make it prone to separation, which can spoil the appearance of the finished drink. Our new mixer is the first 100% natural Piña Colada to get around this issue, opening up a brand new opportunity for outlets that rely on speed and simplicity to offer this iconic cocktail to their customers.
“This development is testament to our ongoing commitment to innovation and our effort to listen to and meet the needs of the on-trade, helping our customers make the most of the growing cocktail culture.”
In addition to single cocktails, the one-litre range of Funkin mixers enables outlets to capitalise on the profit potential offered by pitcher serves. Each pack can make up to 10 cocktails or three pitchers and can be stored in the fridge for up to 10 days once opened.
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