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Coca-Cola slushie pouch


Coca-Cola's new slushie pouches are a great idea

The beloved Southern beverage brand Coca-Cola is known for throwing out some unique (and perhaps whackadoodle) drinks.

During the Super Bowl, they released blood orange, mango, cherry and ginger lime Diet Coke, and last month they started R&D on an alcoholic soda that is properly nicknamed “alcopop.” While those of us stateside were able to try all of the Diet Coke flavors, we're unfortunately missing out on that alcopop —  it is currently only available in Japan. Also only available in Japan: pre-packaged frozen Coca-Cola slushies.

Each lemon-flavored Coke comes crushed and sold in individual squeezy pouches — a la Capri Sun — that are perfect for sipping. 

Before you scream out in disappointment that you won't get to try this summertime refresher, we’ve got a Coca-Cola slushie that you can make in your own home. While it doesn’t come in a squeezy pouch, this easy recipe does include a couple of splashes of bourbon. Dubbed the Frola, it's the perfect slushie you’ll want in hand at every outdoor occasion, all summer long.Frola Frozen Bourbon and Cola Cocktail
Serves: 1
Hands On Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

1 cup ice cubes
2 ounces cream soda or cola concentrate
1 1/2 ounces Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 4 dashes El Guapo chicory bitters, or other bitters of your choice

Place the ice, soda concentrate, bourbon, schnapps and vanilla in a blender. Blend until the mixture forms a very smooth texture, about 15 seconds. Pour into your favorite glassware and top with the bitters. Serve with a metal straw.

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Photo and recipe: Courtesy of Coopers' Craft Bourbon

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.