It was a lovely night in Brooklyn for a summer cocktail party featuring BACARDI® Mixers. I gathered a fun group of friends to share my custom drink and a tarot card reading to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer. I worked with to come up with w drink and from there the summer fun theme came naturally a good cocktail can "bring together your get together."
The night was fantastic and everyone loved the views of the Manhattan Bridge and the Hudson River. As we sipped cocktails, we shared our plans and did a bit of networking. I served some light Asian fare--veggie summer rolls, veggie dumplings and chicken satay as well as some other nibbles and tasty frozen treats for dessert. For more details on what we served and gifted visit this post.
We took turns getting tarot readings from the lovely Miss Gina
I love zesty flavors and of course all things stylish. That's why this custom cocktail that I am sharing is so very "me." It's a great blend of citrus to give a fresh summery taste that is sophisticated and effervescent. Here's a major entertaining trend: serving a signature cocktail. It takes the work out of preparing a full bar, but it shows your creativity and flair. BACARDI® Mixers are perfect for summer since it mixes with so many delish flavors. But for me, it had to be citrus!
STRAPPY STILETTO PUNCH
2 cans frozen BACARDI® Mixers Margarita Mix (thawed)
2 cups BACARDI® Gold
1 1/2 cups BACARDI® Limon
2 Bottles sparkling wine
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
3 lemons sliced in thin wheels for garnish
In a large punch or mixing bowl (I used this fun lemonade server from West Elm), combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Let stand for 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator to infuse flavors
Slice lemons into wheels and set aside.
To serve, place ice in a glass, pour in mix, and top with a few lemon slices.
Serves 8-10 people.
The ladies loved the drink. Everyone was eager to get the recipe and make it at home. I stressed the secret ingredient was the BACARDI® Mixers. Unlike a shelf-stable mixer that is stored at room temperature in a liquor store, the frozen BACARDI® Mixers (look for them in your grocery store in the frozen fruit mix freezer section--note the mixers are alcohol-free) are excellent quality and most contain real fruit juice. Only the best for a Momtrends cocktail!
The BACARDI® Mixers Margarita mix used here offers a lot of possibilities, of course you can go classic, but don't limit yourself. With BACARDI® USA Rum and BACARDI® Mixers, you can't go wrong this summer. To see more of the 99 Days & 99 Drinks visit https://www.facebook.com/bacardimixers
All the guests were treated to look at hostess gifts (perfect for summer) from Dabney Lee as well as flip-flops in a goody bag packed with treats from BACARDI® Mixers . And Lawson won this new mixer to create her own party drinks this summer.
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