I had the opportunity to be a part of the BACARDI® Mixers program. During this program I got to host a cocktail party and get an official drink named after me. Everyone fought for the opportunity to play the role of bartender. It actually made my job as host a lot easier, due to the fact that prior to the party I had just got back from traveling. My friends were very enthusiastic about showing off their bartending skills.
Immediately after being accepted into the BACARDI® Mixers program; I was sent a welcome package that included some key items to help “bring together my get together”, lolll. What was even more exciting was the process that went into creating a custom cocktail named after yours truly. I was sent a survey asking me about my likes and dislikes. Once that process was complete, the BACARDI® Mixers’ staff bartenders went to work creating a custom cocktail. A few days prior to my party, the recipe was sent to me. Below is a picture and recipe; I hope that you all try it out and tell me what you think. I am so thankful to BACARDI® Mixers’ for this amazing opportunity.
I received the following items in my BACARDI® Mixers package:
ii. 12 muddlers for giveaways
iii. 12 branded visors for giveaways
iv. 12 – 15 coupons
v. 12 recipe booklets
My friends and I tried to recreate some of the BACARDI® Mixers recipes sent to me in my giveaway pack; however we were unable to find some of the items locally. None of the stores near me knew what “bitters” was. I thought this would be something easy to find….I have heard of it, but have never seen it. Since I wasn’t able to find it to use with the recipes featured in the BACARDI® Mixers’ recipe book, my friends and I made do and concocted our own drinks using the BACARDI® Mixers. We competed against each trying to see who could make the best cocktail. The prizes of course were the items sent to me in my welcome package, and bragging rights. Below is the winning recipe co-produced by my friends Heather and Melanie.
Here is the recipe for the drink my friends and I created during the BACARDI® Mixers get together:
- 1- Can of BACARDI® Mixers Strawberry Daiquiri
- 2- Bottle of BACARDI® Torched Cherry
- 3- Fresh Strawberries (Muddled w/ a little simple syrup)
- 4- Lime Juice
This drink can be blended with ice or served on the rocks according to your preference. This particular night was very cool in temperature, so we chose “on the rocks” style. This was my first time trying the BACARDI® Torched Cherry, I actually really liked it. Lately, I have been just mixing it in limeade for a pleasant summery beverage on the extra hot and humid days.
Some cool things that I learned about BACARDI® Mixers are that there is no liquor in the cans. 1.Believe it or not you can make frozen drinks with the BACARDI® Mixers with or without alcohol to accommodate nondrinkers and underage guest. 2.It is made with real fruit juice. 3. Fresher tasting than concentrates and no heartburn after consuming, loll. 3. Easy to stock up and keep on hand for whenever the mood strikes. 4.Instant Party in a Can– various flavors that can easily mix into any concoction and be blended and ready to serve in under a minute. 5.Not single serve- you can get 4-6 drinks out of a single can.
The BACARDI® Mixers can easily be found in your local grocer’s freezer section. After experiencing the mixers first hand, I went ahead and stocked up my freezer. I never know when my friends might drop by and demand cocktails. All-in-All it was an interesting get together. I am thankful to BACARDI® Mixers for giving my friends and I a reason to get together, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company.
BACARDI® Mixers is a premium line of non-alcoholic mixers available in 10oz cans in the frozen juice aisle. With seven easy-to-make flavors to choose from – including Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, and Piña Colada – there are endless ways to make your next party come together instantly! By providing cocktail recipes, party tips and food pairings year-round, we continue to give new reasons to blend every day. Find yours at www.facebook.com/bacardimixers
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