Mutual Friend Cocktail: The Perfect Drink for Your Next Party – Barsys

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Looking for a delicious and refreshing drink to serve at your next party? Look no further than the Mutual Friend! This drink is perfect for any occasion, and it's sure to please everyone who tries it. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or a holiday gathering, the Mutual Friend will be a hit!

The History Of The Mutual Friend

The Mutual Friend is a delicious Rum-based cocktail that was created in 2010. The origins of the drink are a bit of a mystery, but it is believed to have been invented by a bartending student in New York. The recipe calls for Rum, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup.

The Mutual Friend quickly gained popularity and has become a staple on bar menus across the country.

If you're looking for new delicious Rum-based cocktail recipes, be sure to add the Mutual Friend to your list!

What Does The Mutual Friend Taste Like

This Drink combines Rum, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup to create a refreshing and flavorful beverage. The Rum gives the drink a smooth and slightly sweet flavor, while the Coffee Flavored Liqueur adds a richness and depth of flavor. The Fresh Pineapple Juice and Lime Juice give the drink a tart and tangy kick, while the Simple Syrup helps to balance out the sweetness.

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How To Make The Mutual Friend Recipe

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  • 2 oz Rum
  • 0.5 oz Coffee Flavored Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
  • Ice


Cocktail Glass


Angostura Bitters


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all the ingredients: Rum, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup.
  2. Stir and strain in a Cocktail Glass.
  3. Garnish with a dash of Angostura Bitters and serve.

Tips On How To Make The Best Mutual Friend

  • Use orange juice for added sweetness.
  • Serve in an old fashioned glass or a rocks glass over crushed ice.
  • Use a nice aged rum such as a five year old rum. The brands we recommend are down below.
  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Recommended Rum Brands

Here are three of the best Rum brands that you can enjoy whether you are sipping it on the rocks or using it in Rum cocktails.


Bacardi is a light Rum that is sweet with hints of vanilla. It is originally from Cuba and it is one of the most popular Rum brands in the world.

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is a Spiced Rum that is made with Jamaican spices. It has a strong flavor and it is good for mixing in tiki drinks.


Malibu is a Coconut Flavored Rum that is light and smooth. It is perfect for making cocktails with tropical flavors. It is made in Barbados.

Recommended Coffee Flavored Liqueur Brands

Coffee flavored liqueur is the perfect way to give your cocktails a little extra caffeine kick. There are a lot of different brands on the market, but not all of them are created equal. Here are three of the best coffee flavored liqueurs that you can buy:


This classic coffee liqueur is made with Mexican coffee beans and sugar cane rum. It has a smooth, rich flavor that is perfect for sipping on its own or using in cocktails.

Tia Maria

Tia Maria is a Jamaican coffee liqueur that is made with dark roast coffee beans and Jamaican rum. It has a slightly sweet flavor that is perfect for mixing into cocktails.

Baileys Irish Cream

Baileys is a popular Irish cream liqueur that has a coffee flavor. It is made with Irish whiskey, cream, and chocolate, giving it a rich and creamy flavor. It is delicious on its own or mixed into coffee or other cocktails.

What Food Pairs Well With The Mutual Friend?


For a sweet option, try pairing the cocktail with chocolate cake or fruit pie. The richness of the chocolate will complement the sweet flavors in the drink, while the fruit will help to cut through the cocktail's richness.


For a saltier option, try pairing the Mutual Friend with crispy bacon or aged cheese. The salty flavors will help to balance out the sweetness of the drink, while the fat from the bacon or cheese will help to smooth out the cocktail's texture.


For a savory option, try pairing the Mutual Friend with grilled meats or roasted vegetables. The smoky flavors of the grill will complement the drink's sweetness, while the vegetables will add a touch of bitterness that helps to round out the flavor of the cocktail.

No matter what you pair it with, the Mutual Friend is sure to be a hit!

In Conclusion

There you have it, the Mutual Friend cocktail. A delightful mix of Rum, Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup, this drink is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're entertaining guests or simply enjoying a night in, the Mutual Friend is sure to please. So go ahead, give it a try.


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