Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chill Out with Bacardi

It is hard to believe that we are already half way through August! With the last big party weekend of the summer only a couple of weeks away, it is time to start preparing for the fiesta of the season!

‘Nuevo Latino’ Chef Carmen Gonzalez came up with some refreshing Bacardi rum treats for a back yard blow out or a beach bash. Best of all, these little ditties can be prepared ahead of time, cutting down on pre-party preparation. Each of these recipes makes 4 servings in 2-ounce shot glasses.

BACARDI® MOJITO “CHILLER”
2 Tablespoons BACARDI® Superior Rum
1/2 Bunch Mint Leaves
2 Limes, Juice
2 Tablespoons Sugar

Place the mint leaves in a blender and chop, add the lime juice, sugar and rum, blend together. Pour into shot drink glasses. Place in freezer for 40 minutes; insert wooden sticks and freeze for another 4 -6 hours.

BACARDI® BERRY DAIQUIRI “CHILLER”
1/2 Cup BACARDI® Superior Rum
1 Cup Frozen Berry Mix
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend and pour into shot drink glasses. Place in freezer for 30 minutes; insert wooden sticks and freeze for another 3 – 5 hours.

BACARDI® PI√ĎA COLADA “CHILLER”
6 Tablespoons BACARDI® Select Rum
4 Ounces Pineapple Juice
1/3 Cup Cream of Coconut

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend and pour into shot drink glasses. Place in freezer for 30 minutes; insert wooden sticks and freeze for another 3 – 5 hours.

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