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Bleu Skies Ahead: A Rugby Rumble with a French Twist

Bleu Skies Ahead: A Rugby Rumble with a French Twist
south african rum and cointreau cocktail

Alright, folks, mark your calendars because the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are upon us! On Sunday, October 15th, prepare for a showdown of epic proportions as South Africa’s Springboks take on France’s Les Bleus. We’re not just talking rugby here; we’re talking fierce competition, roaring fans, and a cocktail that’ll make your taste buds do the Haka. Say hello to the “Bleu Skies Ahead” cocktail, starring our mischievously delicious South African rum Innocent Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Rum.


  • 45ml Innocent Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Rum
  • 15ml Cointreau (French orange liqueur, because why not?)
  • 15ml Crème de Cassis (French blackcurrant liqueur, très chic)
  • 30ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (because citrus is life)
  • Ice Cubes (the cooler, the better)
  • Lemon Twist or Orange Zest (fancy garnish, anyone?)


  1. Grab your cocktail shaker and throw in a handful of ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the Innocent Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Rum, followed by the Cointreau, Crème de Cassis, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Now, let’s shake it like you’re celebrating a last-minute try. Shake until you’re thinking, “Is this too much shaking?” It’s not.
  4. Strain that delightful concoction into a chilled martini or coupe glass because we’re fancy.
  5. Top it off with a lemon twist or a thin strip of orange zest because presentation is key, darling.

Why “Bleu Skies Ahead”?

This cocktail is an ode to rugby, a game where heroes are made, and legends are born. Just like the Springboks and Les Bleus, our “Bleu Skies Ahead” South African rum cocktail is a delightful mix of the unexpected. It’s South African swagger meeting French finesse, resulting in a sip that’s as unpredictable as a blindside flanker on a breakaway run.

As you settle in with your fellow rugby fanatics to cheer on your team, raise a glass of “Bleu Skies Ahead” and toast to the camaraderie of the game. Because, let’s face it, rugby is more than just a sport; it’s a wild, thrilling, and sometimes bonkers journey that brings people together. Allez les Bleus! Go Bokke! Drink South African rum!

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