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Bullfrog Drink • Refreshing, Daring, Fun!

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There are few drinks that are as good as the bullfrog alcoholic drink. However, it is not at all for the faint of heart. You can say that it is one of the most daring drinks to take out there. But that should not scare you at all. In fact, you would find that its refreshing taste would captivate you even more.

The bullfrog cocktail is a ‘one size fit all kind’ of drink when referring to the best weather conditions or seasons to take it. Unlike other regular drinks, it is quite attractive and with a distinct color. It is however strictly for adults because of its alcoholic contents. Hang in here and find out more about the bullfrog drink.

The Bullfrog Cocktail Origin

A lot of people have come up with different stories and myths linking the bullfrog cocktail to a particular place or area. Just like most myths, they are not all true. So where does the cocktail and its name actually originate from?

Well, it should be instinctively obvious to any curious person. The ‘bullfrog’ in its name is actually from its color. The bullfrog energy drink mixed drink has the somewhat-turquoise, somewhat-green color, just like the color of the actual frog. But is the color the only reason for naming this drink after a frog?

Definitely not!

The bullfrog is an actual animal, and with its aggressive and large size, we might just understand why the use of the term ‘bullfrog’ to represent this drink. The drink is quite aggressive (to a teetotaler or even a mild drinker) and usually served in large portions. That is the reason for its name.

The second aspect though is where exactly this drink come from? The word-on-the-street among bartenders is that perhaps an experimenting bartender decided to push alcohol mixing a bit far then decided to make it mild with a bit of fruit like lemon and oranges. Honestly, you can totally believe this story, cos that’s quite close to what the bullfrog cocktail is. But the bullfrog is actually a Dubai cocktail.

Now What is the Bullfrog Cocktail

Some say it’s the most daring drink, while others think it’s the most exciting drink to try out. We go with the balance between those two and say that is perhaps the most fun drink you will try out.

The bullfrog is made with a lot of alcohol and sometimes just tipped down with a few fruits or the blue curacao. Just like any other good alcoholic drink sold in bars, it is best served with ice and chilled. However, there are some variations of the bullfrog mixed drink as we know people experiment a lot. This drink is definitely not for those who cannot stand alcohol.

Equipment Needed to Make the Bullfrog Cocktail

So now you’ve been introduced to what the cocktail is and its origin. If you love fun and exciting things, I can bet that right now, you are thinking of trying it out or even making it yourself. It’s normal, that’s how we all felt when we heard about it for the first time. Stay with us, while we work you through the equipment, you’ll need to make this drink.

The bullfrog mixed drink requires only a few equipment and practically no experience needed to use them. It is sometimes even referred to as the standard equipment for any drink. They are;

  • A tall glass
  • A cocktail shaker
  • Straws

It’s quite obvious what a straw and tall glass would be needed for and how they are used. But it is important to add that the glass should be tall enough to take all the contents and the straw long enough to get to the bottom of the glass. The cocktail shaker, however, is used to mix the contents of the bullfrog cocktail just before it is taken.

If you’ve tended at a bar or visit one frequently, you should know how to use it. With just a few shakes after you’ve made your mixture, you will be good to go! It makes things easier instead of the conventional stirring method.

The Easiest Bullfrog Recipe You Can Find

So, we have finally gotten here. Time to discover what exactly are the bullfrog ingredients! Well since there are several variations, we will just give the basic ingredients you’ll need then let you go and experiment with other things at your disposal.

Basically, the bullfrog cocktail ingredients are:

  • Vodka (15ml-30ml)
  • Tequila (15ml-30ml)
  • Gin (15ml-30ml)
  • Rum (15ml-30ml)
  • Blue Curacao
  • Red Bull (15ml-30ml)
  • Ice
  • Fruits

The number of alcoholic drinks in these bullfrog ingredients must have surprised you a bit. Well, yes! That’s an alcoholic cocktail for you. But if your goal is not to get wasted, you should add little amounts of each to your beverage. Too much is definitely a bad idea.

Now How Is It Made? Well It’s Simple!

  1. Get your tall glass and fill it with some ice. Too much ice is ill-advised. Remember you are still going to add quite a number of alcohols to your cocktail.
  2. Next pour all your alcohol, in whatever order, to the glass of ice. We usually recommend starting with one that can easily dissolve the rest. If you are not sure of what that is, use the standard order. Vodka then tequila then gin then rum.

Adding all these drinks does not start to give it the bullfrog color yet.

  1. Next, add Blue Curacao. The blue curacao is a liquor that is used in almost every cocktail alcoholic drink. It’s blue color definitely changes the mixture of the bullfrog mixed drink.
  2. Lastly, add your Red Bull. Red Bull is an energy drink, so you definitely want to have some of that in your mix. It is also the last ingredient to change the whole color into that greenish-blue color of the bullfrog.
  3. To spice it up a bit, fruits can be added as well. But nothing over the top! A few slices of oranges, some lemonade or cherry will do just fine.

So, when you are done mixing all these together, use your cocktail shaker to mix them up well. Shaking for some seconds should be enough. And there you have it! The bullfrog mixed drink!

Variations of The Bullfrog Mixed Drink

It is funny that some people after seeing the ingredients are still not impressed and want a mix-up. We get that. Everything on the recipe list may not suit you. There are a few options that you could try when varying the bullfrog drink.

Use Triple sec instead of the blue curacao: Triple sec is an orange flavored liquor. Some people just like the taste of it than the blue curacao. We understand that, and the two of them can be interchanged. But the only problem that comes is that the color may change because of the lack of blue curacao.

What people usually do is to add some colorings to it. Colorings for drinks are easy to get and can be gotten from any local store near you. Users often make use of the blue coloring to substitute for it being lost through the use of the Triple sec. If there are other liquors you prefer to the blue curacao or the triple sec, you could also use them.

Variation is all about personal taste and choice.

Substituting some of the alcoholic drinks: As we all know, the bullfrog drink is made up of quite a number of alcoholic drinks. While mixing the ingredients we gave above, you might notice that the color doesn’t change, that is if you use the exact alcohol given. Not everybody likes the same thing, and this also applies to liquor.

So, another way of varying the bullfrog alcoholic drink is to use different alcoholic drinks as ingredients. Most users typically prefer variants of vodka and gin and using Smirnoff instead of rum, but you can use whatever pleases you. So long as you enjoy your drink!

The one thing we will not recommend you substitute is the Red Bull. Red Bull gives that unique color to your usual blue curacao drinks, and we are sure you wouldn’t want to just remove the only energy drink from the cocktail.

In summary, try out new things. Experiment, but we do not recommend removing the basic ingredients that make a drink to be called Bullfrog.

Is the Bullfrog Drink Popular?

This is a frequently asked question among intended users of the drink. The answer obviously will be relative to where you live. But to give a general opinion – Yes, the Bullfrog drink is quite popular. As earlier stated, it is a Dubai classic, so it is quite popular in the middle east. The bullfrog drink is getting increasingly popular in other countries, however. Most users stumble upon it by chance.

How Best to Take?

Again, this is a question that we can only suggest an opinion. This is by no means a standing order of any sort. That being said, the bullfrog is not constrained to a particular season, weather or time. It can be enjoyed by adults in any weather condition. However, users often prefer to take the bullfrog alcoholic drink during summer. The fact that the alcoholic drinks used has the calming effect is probably the reason.

How most users enjoy the this cocktail is to take it when cold with lots of ice. This is one tip that is not debatable. Nobody drinks a hot alcoholic drink (we doubt there’s even something like that). So, don’t be afraid to add as many cubes of ice as you’ll need. Only just remember that too much will cause the drink to spill over.

Now while some people would rather take glasses of the bullfrog cocktail, others take the bullfrog shot– using shot glasses. This is totally understandable given the number of alcoholic beverages used. You can also use a fancy straw when taking this drink.

Our Verdict on The Bullfrog Alcoholic Drink

So, we’ve given the breakdown of what the bullfrog contains, but some may ask what we think about this drink. It’s not so simple to say. The bullfrog alcoholic drink is fantastic for people who are comfortable taking alcohol (it is almost 80% alcohol!). So, if you know you cannot handle much alcohol, it may not be the best fit for you.

The drink is entirely for adults. Due to its composition, it’s quite difficult to make any variation suitable for teetotalers or children. You might want to keep this one away from them. But when taken in the right proportion, mixed well and served properly, the bullfrog drink is a fun and refreshing drink.

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