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It’s Summertime – Drop It Like It’s Shot

Disclaimer: Thanks to Captain Morgan for sponsoring this article. I love Cannon Blast, but remember to please drink responsibly. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

While summer is a time for friends, bonfires, and backyard parties, the quickest way to a goodtime is with shots. These are the speed daters of the beverage world, and make trying something new bold and exciting. Shots are fun, flirty, and a great way to break the ice with someone special or you can take one for the team. They are a rite of passage, and no party is complete without a toast to the host!

 

In honor of our love of shots, Captain Morgan released a delicious shot offering called Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, named in part because of its unmistakable and bold flavor. Cannon Blast blows other shots will knock your taste buds into the next continent. Keep reading to discover five ways to shake up your bartending skills. You’ll leave smoke on the water with these awesome recipes!

 

Neat

 

If you think traitors ought to walk the plank, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast served up ‘Neat’ will be right up your alley. Neat gets down to business; there’s no prep work or complicated mixing involved. Simply mix with ice and let its bold flavor do the walking. Nothing makes a pirate out of a man faster than a sip o’ rum, so get to cracking. Argh Matey!

 

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Ingredients: 1.5-ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Intensely Delicious Shot,

 

Directions: Shake over ice, and strain into a shot glass!

 

Captain’s Coffee

 

While the average Joe reaches for coffee in the morning, the Captain starts his night of gallivanting with this delicious coffee concoction. The ‘Captain’s Coffee’ is for the bold and adventurous seafarer who is not afraid of a little adventure. The espresso packs a punch to this already rambunctious Cannon Blast and will knock your socks off!

 

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Ingredients: 1-ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Intensely Delicious Shot, 1-ounce cold brew coffee or espresso

 

Directions: Shake well with ice and strain into a shot glass!

 

Tropic Plunder

 

If it’s a taste of the tropics you’re after, look no further than ‘Tropic Plunder.’ This seriously delicious shot is bursting with tropical flavors and will take your taste buds on a trip to the Caribbean with bursts of Peach Schnapps and pineapple. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with a peg leg and a parrot before the night is out.

 

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Ingredients: 1-ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Intensely Delicious Shot, 0.25-ounce Peach Schnapps, 0.25-ounce pineapple juice

 

Directions: Shake well with ice and strain into a shot glass!

 

Fire in the Hole

 

As the Captain, you need to know when to call a cease fire and when to Cannon Blast! This full throttle shot leaves a trail of smoke. Line your crew up and challenge them to a test of might; the hot sauce will reveal who the skivvies are, and who has what it takes to go Full Captain.

 

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Ingredients: 1.25-ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Intensely Delicious Shot, 0.25-ounce hot sauce

 

Directions: Shake well with ice and strain into a shot glass!

 

Jolly Rancher

 

I definitely saved the best for last, and legend has it, this is one of the Captain’s favorites shots too! This is a fun twist on a classic recipe thanks to the bold flavor of Cannon Blast. Cranberry, sour mix, and tonic water create an explosion of flavor on the tongue. I’ll let you decide if you’ll lead the crew with a sweet or sour demeanor!

 

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Ingredients: 1.5-ounce Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Intensely Delicious Shot, 0.75-ounce cranberry juice, 0.75-ounce sour mix, 0.75-ounce tonic water,

 

Directions: Shake well with ice and strain into a shot glass!

 

Did these five delicious shots inspire you to throw a summer shindig? Follow @CaptainMorganUSA on Instagram and show us pics of you and your crew using #CANNONBLAST and #SUNSOUTRUMSOUT.