It’s no secret that I love a good cocktail (*ahem* Drink & Dish) so when the folks over at BACARDI® Mixers offered to make me a custom cocktail recipe to share with my friends, I couldn’t decline.
They asked me a few questions to get to know me – my love for cilantro and the outdoors inspired them to create this Secret Garden Cocktail.
With my recipe in hand, I got together with my girl friends from book club to get our cocktail on.
I got to work in the kitchen whipping up our drinks with a little help from Ari. We muddled some fresh cucumber and cilantro – and paired that with the BACARDI® Mixers Margarita Mix, some rum and a little club soda.
The final product was refreshing with lots of flavor and the perfect hint of sweetness. We passed out drinks to the ladies, and everyone gave them a taste.
Jenn and Ari love cilantro as much as I do, so Jenn’s thumbs up was so surprise.
With drinks in hand, we spent the afternoon snacking on appetizers and chatting about our book of the month. There may have been seconds involved too
The BACARDI® Mixers made it easy to mix up the drinks for a crowd. I have my eye on the Peña Colada BACARDI® Mixers next – I know Lance will love that one and it’ll be perfect for mixing up quick poolside-worthy drinks.
On the BACARDI® Mixers Facebook page they are posting a new cocktail idea for every day of the summer – I’m loving all their tasty looking beverages! When you “like” the page, you can also share your own ideas/photos and they’ll turn them into personalized cocktail recipes.
- 1 can frozen BACARDI® Mixers Margarita Mix(thawed)
- ¾ cup BACARDI® Superior Rum
- 12 cucumber slices
- ½ cup cilantro
- 2 12oz cans club soda
- 4 cups of ice
- 4 cucumber slices for garnishes
- 4 cilantro sprigs for garnishes
Divide 1 can BACARDI® Mixers Margarita Mix (thawed) evenly between 4 collins glasses (1/4 cup each).
In each glass, add 3 cucumber slices, 1/8 cup cilantro, and muddle until sufficiently mixed. Add 3 tbsp. BACARDI® Superior Rum to each glass and add 1 cup club soda to each glass.
Top with ice and garnish with a cucumber wheel and a sprig of cilantro.
Recipe provided by BACARDI® Mixers
BACARDI® Mixers is a premium line of non-alcoholic mixers available in 10 fl oz 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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