Party Panache, Rum Coffee Cake Cocktail

In honor of the annual Flora-Bama Mullet Toss, I created a new version of the ever popular Bushwacker frozen adult beverage that was being consumed in alarming quantities over the weekend along the Gulf Coast

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“What started as an idea for locals to toss a dead mullet from Florida to Alabama more than three decades ago has grown into a cultural phenomenon held each April unlike anything on the Gulf Coast.”  source

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The 32nd Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is held at the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key, Flordia, right on the Alabama Florida state line

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Yes, mullets are actually tossed, over the state line, from Florida into Alabama, and people come from all over for the fishy fun  🎏

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It was a picture perfect 80 degree weekend and we took our boat Gulf side to sneak a peek


We weren’t the only ones!


It was a boat parade all weekend


We skipped the crowds and went back to the porch and made our own Mullet Toss bushwackers

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Every local restaurant has their own version, but the common denominator is that it’s a strong, cold and creamy adult beverage, similar to a milk shake

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Many bushwackers are frozen, but I made ours with Coconut Rum, Cake Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Creme, coffee ice cream, and poured it over ice


Stir the ice cream into the spirits and then pour it over ice.  You can make up a big batch and keep it in the fridge


Warning, this is dangerously good, so drink responsibly or you might just end up entering the bikini contest   👙

Rum Coffee Cake Cocktail

A milkshake for adults!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 1/2 oz Cake Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Creme
  • 1-2 scoops coffee ice cream


  • Combine everything together in a measuring cup or pitcher and stir until ice cream melts.
  • Pour over ice to serve.


Can be made in a big pitcher for multiple servings and kept in the refrigerator
Keyword adult beverage, coffee ice cream, milkshake, rum
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You can also put it in a jar and take it along  ⛵️  🌴

cocktail to go

Did you espy my new spoon?


Isn’t it adorable?

personal spoon

I ordered it from Kelly at Eve of Joy on Etsy here.   You can design your own spoon, fork, garden markers, she has all kinds of cool stuff!

rum coffee cake cocktail

You might also want to check out a lo cal version of a bushwacker type drink, Pirate’s Cocktail .   It’s made with frozen yogurt instead of ice cream and a lot less liquor


Or make your drink into a Bushwacker Pie

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Keep these recipes in mind for cool refreshment on the upcoming hot summer days!

Don’t forget to check out Eve of Joy!


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14 Responses to “Party Panache, Rum Coffee Cake Cocktail”
  1. Lynn says:

    I’ll have a drink sans the dead fish please:@) Lovin’ your new spoon, gonna pop over to check out the shop.

  2. Cindy says:

    Love the flora Bama!! That drink though!!

  3. Jenna, we can make a celebration out of nothing here in the Deep South! Sounds like a roaring good time! I love your new spoon, I am checking out the Etsy shop! Happy Wednesday!

  4. Emily says:

    Well I am so sad I missed all the party fun on the coast. Looks like the weather was perfect too. We have been down when this was happening and stayed clear of it, traffic and long lines at restaurants. I know a lot of people enjoy this, especially the kids. You had the right idea, boat side views. The pie and drinks look yummy…..

  5. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    So, did you win the bikini contest again this year?

  6. Oh, this is too funny! I’ve never been on the coast during the annual mullet toss, but I did back in the day spend some fun nights at the original FloraBama bar!! But we’ll just not tell the kids about that, ok? Mmmmm, rum coffee cake cocktail – yes, please!

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m with Lynn…mullet tossing aside, it looks like a perfect excuse for some fun in the sun and surf! I’ll have my cocktail on the boat please 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    Oh my!


    I think I need to trry one of those!

  9. Oh my yum! Thank you for linking up to TOHOT!

  10. mytitle716 says:

    OMG good!

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