The Official Cocktail of the VMAs Is Inspired by Hip-Hop Greats — Get the Recipe!

Bacardi is the MTV awards show's first-ever official spirits partner

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Larry Busacca/Getty; Bacardi

The VMAs now have an official cocktail — and you can make it at home!

Bacardi is the MTV awards show's official spirits partner — a first! — so naturally they concocted a perfectly on-theme drink that music's biggest stars will be sipping on Tuesday night when the show airs live from Prudential Center in New Jersey at 8 p.m. EST.

This year's VMAs will be a celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop culture and music and the beverage pays tribute to one of the genre's greats: The Notorious B.I.G.

The "Mojito Mo-Problems" is an homage to the iconic rapper's 1997 hit featuring Mase and Sean “Diddy” Combs, who will also be honored with the global icon award at the event.

Bacardi also dreamed up two additional drinks for the big night: the BACARDÍ 808, a blend of rum, banana liqueur and angostura bitters garnished with orange; and the Mango Fuego, which includes mango chile rum and grapefruit juice, topped with tajin and lime.

<p>Bacardi</p> Bacardi 808


Bacardi 808

Whether mixing up themed beverages or hosting an at-home watch party, fans can expect a magical music-filled night.

On Saturday, it was announced Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will perform their new collaboration "Bongos," which marks the two Grammy winners' first follow-up since their hit “WAP" — which they performed together during the 2021 VMAs.

<p>Bacardi</p> Mango Fuego


Mango Fuego

Other musicians confirmed to perform this year include AnittaDemi LovatoDoja CatKarol GKelsea BalleriniLil WayneMåneskinOlivia Rodrigo and Stray Kids.

Shakira will also be honored with the video vanguard award.

Viewers can get in the spirt of the celebration at home with the recipe for the Mojito Mo-Problems, the official cocktail of the 2023 MTV VMAs, below!

Mojito Mo-Problems, Official Cocktail of the 2023 MTV VMAs

1 1/2 oz. rum

3/4 oz. lime juice

1/2 oz. mint syrup

1/2 oz. passionfruit syrup

2 oz. club soda

5-6 fresh mint leaves

1. Combine rum, lime juice, syrups and mint leaves in a shaker tin with ice and shake vigorously.

2. Strain into a cup over fresh ice and top with a splash of club soda, stir to incorporate. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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