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Jovis Limoncello: The Italian Perfect After-Dinner Drink

Jovis Limoncello: The Perfect Italian After-Dinner Drink

Today we highlight a drink that we’ve enjoyed for many summers. Yes, it is the end of summer and while most would regard Limoncello as strictly a summer drink, we’ve known it more as an after-dinner drink. This digestif/digestivo is a classic Italian liqueur, made from the zest of lemon peels from the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Capri. It is very high in alcohol content, so it is best served in a shot glass. Note, this should be sipped, not gulped, as it aids in digestion, especially after a heavy meal. It also makes a very refreshing cocktail, two of which we highlight below. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been indulging in the delightful Jovis Limoncello, a high-quality Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy.

Jovis Limoncello: The Italian Perfect After-Dinner Drink

Infused only with Sorrento PGI (Protected Geographic Indication) lemons, this hand-produced, and bottled Limoncello boasts an intense taste, some sweetness, a slight tartness, and most importantly, is a good source of vitamin C. A favorite among Italian locals, Villa Jovis has been producing Limoncello in Sorrento for the last 20 years. Thanks to importer, Originals Imports, the US populace is now able to enjoy what the birthplace of Limoncello has loved for years. Jovis Limoncello is a premium liqueur crafted in small batches. It contains 32% alcohol by volume, has no stabilizers or colorants, and is housed in a timeless, elegant 750ml bottle.  The average alcohol content for Limoncello is between 25% and 30%. While greatly enjoy neat and perfectly chilled (straight from the freezer is best), Jovis Limoncello is also perfect for cocktails. See below for two favorites and check out their Originals’ cocktail suggestions for more.

Lemon Spritzer

Jovis Limoncello Lemon Spritzer Cocktail

2 oz (4 tbsp) Jovis Premium Limoncello
4 oz (8 tbsp) seltzer water
1.5 oz scant of lemon juice
1 dash aromatic bitters (optional)
Garnish with either thyme, basil, mint, or lemon peel
Build-in glass with plenty of ice. Add garnish and ice first. Then limoncello and lemon juice. Give it one stir
Add seltzer and give it one more stir.

The Immigrant

Jovis Limoncello The Immigrant Cocktail

2 oz (4 tbsp) bourbon
1 oz (2 tbsp) Jovis Premium Limoncello
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters (optional)
Stir with ice for at least 20 seconds. Serve neat or with ice

We hope this will encourage you to add Jovis Limoncello to your home bar. To get your hands on a bottle or two in the tri-state area, head over to these alcohol retailers – Gotham Wines & Liquors, www.liquorstore.com, Wine Bazaar, Ambassador Wines & Spirits, ShopRite Wines and Spirits, Manhattan Valley Wines & Spirits, Sussex Wines & Spirits, HB Liquors, and more. Visit www.originalsimports.com/buy for locations nearest you.

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

The pandemic has affected so many industries. While some American states allowed many spirit retailers and bars to remain open to sell alcohol, not every country was allowed to do so. We highlighted this in our “How Can South Africa’s Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?” article. One of the South African winemakers who was affected by this lockdown was Graham Beck and their delicious Cap Classique Wines. We got to know more about their wines through a tasting and conversation with Graham Beck Cellarmaster, Pieter Ferreira, and Winemaker, Pierre de Klerk. The alcohol ban has since been lifted and everyone can continue to celebrate what matters with these delicious MCC (Méthode Cap Classique) sparkling wines.

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

The Graham Beck Cap Classique portfolio comprises of three sparkling wine tiers – the Non-Vintage (NV) Collection (Brut NV, Bliss Demi-Sec NV, and Brut Rosé NV); the Vintage Collection (Blanc de Blancs, Brut Zero, and Brut Rosé); and The Prestige Collection (Cuvée Clive).

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

During our tasting we had the pleasure of enjoying the Vintage Collection pictured directly above; these are the wines we’ll be highlighting today.

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

Say hello to South Africa’s most awarded sparkling wine. The Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine is a 100% Chardonnay varietal. Its grapes are hand-selected from the limestone-rich vineyards on Graham Beck’s Robertson estate using the highest quality juice for fermentation. Boasting a bright lime green color, this well-rounded and creamy sparkling wine features rich aromas of fresh lime and ripe apricot; It features an exciting fine mousse with an explosion of tangerines on the palate; and a great brioche and yeast complexity that broaden the palate, leading to a long and elegant finish.

Graham Beck Brut Zero

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

Why zero? This ultra-dry, crisp, and refreshing sparkling wine was created without the use of additional sugar in the dosage; the liqueur which is added just after removing the sediment from sparkling wines. With only 1.46 grams per liter of sugar, it is great for health-conscious wine lovers looking to reduce their sugar intake. This 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay blend boasts a low pH and high natural acidity. Its golden peach hue promises a vibrant bouquet of cherries, blueberries, almonds, and earthy spice. It features a delicate yet complex palate abound with red berry, yellow stone fruit, and hints of brioche. One sip rewards you with great balance and a long and slightly salty finish.

Graham Beck Brut Rosé

Cheers to South African Wines: Graham Beck Cap Classique Wines

Last, but by no means least, the delicate and delightfully demure Brut Rosé.  A unique first for South Africa, this complex Pinot Noir Rosé is the result of whole bunches of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay jointly pressed as a blend. This gives this bubbly its beautiful salmon pink hue. The 92% Pinot Noir lends a berry-laden ripeness and subtle spiciness, while the 8% Chardonnay contributes its creamy complexity. Its mouthfeel leaves an explosion of raspberry fruit and slight honeysuckle flavors on the palate, with a persistent yet delicate mousse.

We promise you’ll bid farewell to all other sparklings after one sip of these Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines. Aside from being absolutely delicious, the award-winning range of Graham Beck wines is characterized by unmistakable sophistication, elegance, quality, and consistency. For more information and availability in the US, visit www.grahambeckusa.com.

Just Launched: Ogden’s Own Distillery’s Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey

Just Launched: Ogden’s Own Distillery’s Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey

Calling all adult peanut butter fans; we’re got a new to enjoy the nutty spread – whiskey. That’s right, all hail the recently launched Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey from Ogden’s Own Distillery. We can’t wait to make the adult beverage version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a memorable peanut punch. Let’s get to know this deliciously unique, blended peanut butter whiskey.

Just Launched: Ogden’s Own Distillery’s Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey

Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey captures the unmistakable, one-of-a-kind essence of peanut butter and balances it with a hint of rich chocolate flavor. This delivers the familiar yet subtle peanut butter flavor that avoids coming off as artificial or overpowering. Instead, the gentle nuttiness and comforting warmth of the peanut butter elevates the whiskey itself, creating a balanced 66.6-proof blend of smooth Canadian whiskey and tantalizing peanut butter flavor. Porter’s is known for its blending of smooth Canadian whiskey with the most divine ingredients that deliver one hell of a well-balanced flavor.

For those with peanut allergies, there’s great news for you. You can actually indulge in this peanut butter delight. Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is completely safe for those with peanut allergies. Made with imitation peanut butter, everyone can enjoy a delicious peanut butter whiskey-based cocktail. There’s no fear of going into anaphylactic shock. So while those with peanut allergies may not be able to enjoy peanut brittle, peanut butter cookies, peanut punch, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Porter’s has got you covered in the peanut drink category. We tried two cocktail recipes using Porter’s that we know will become ultimate favorites – a PB&J cocktail and a Peanut Punch.

Porter’s PB&J

Just Launched: Ogden’s Own Distillery’s Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey

2 oz Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey
2 oz Chambord liqueur or grape juice
Raspberries (optional)
Pour all ingredients in an iced-filled cocktail shaker. Any jam-flavored equivalent juice will do if you have no Chambord or grape juice. Shake well and pour into a glass. Garnish with a raspberry

Porter’s Peanut Butter Punch

Porter's Peanut Butter Whiskey Punch

8 oz Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey
4 oz condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
1 ripe banana
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 tsp grated Nutmeg
1 tsp Honey
Ice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Add the Porter’s, milk, condensed milk (Soy Milk with Brown Sugar is a good alternative for vegans) banana, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon, ice, and honey in a blender. Mix well and serve. Sprinkle cinnamon on top if desired. For a less thick version, skip the banana, ice, and blender and mix all ingredients in a shaker and serve over ice. Serves 4

As one of the most affordably-priced peanut butter spirits on the market, a 750 mL bottle of Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is only $19.99. If you’re ever in Utah, pick one up at Ogden’s Own Distillery Store. The new peanut butter whiskey flavor joins Porter’s already popular flavors – Huckleberry, Peach, Apple, and Cinnamon Fire varietals, along with the limited-edition Porter’s Small Batch Rye, released in 2019.

The Road To Excellence is Paved with Danica Rosé Wine

The Road To Excellence is Flowing with Danica Rosé Wine

As the temperature cools and the season comes to an end, it’s time to say goodbye to all things summer. Thankfully, this does not include Rosé wine. Once known as THE wine of the summer season, Rosé has quickly been elevated from summertime Rosé all day to Rosé all year status. Thanks to a wide variation in the maceration process, we see a wide variety of Rosé hues. Rosés can be anywhere from pale blush to vibrant cherry and are enjoyed throughout the year. One that will surely be enjoyed beyond the end of the summer solstice is Danica Rosé Wine.

The Road To Excellence is Paved with Danica Rosé Wine

You may remember former professional race car driver, Danica Patrick, as the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race, the Indy Japan 300, in 2008. Her extensive travels as a race car driver fueled another passion, wine. This passion led her to purchase a vineyard in Napa Valley and create her own wine brand, Somnium (Latin for dream) in 2009. With wonderful success, she set her sights on another region, the southeast coast of France. The Danica Rosé Wine is actually her fifth wine release. She’s released four wines from her Somnium Vineyard; this French Rosé is her first with family-owned wine producer, Les Vins Margnat.

Danica Patrick Rosé Wine

For those not familiar, the best Rosé wines come from Provence. The region is the oldest winemaking region in France with rosé being a specialty. It’s only natural that the woman who raced to success selected this region for her premium, world-class French Rosé.

The Road To Excellence is Paved with Danica Rosé Wine

The decorous, salmon-hued 2019 vintage boasts luscious and vibrant flavors of crisp white peach, fresh-cut melon, tart strawberry, hibiscus, and lime blossom; it is complemented by perfect minerality, balanced acidity, and a generous and refreshing finish. We can attest to its wonderful crispness; it has a nice sharpness, a refined freshness, and is delightful on the nose and palate. It will definitely have you reaching for a second and third glass. We had no choice but to yield.

The Road To Excellence is Flowing with Danica Rosé Wine

Each stunning bottle is made out of a special kind of glass that’s made to be reused as a vase. The elegant, custom embossed glass bottle is adorned with a “morning star” at the neck, and a bouquet of open roses etched from the bottom to upper-middle as if in bloom. We promise you’ll cherish every sip as year-end approaches.

The 750 mL bottle of Danica Rosé Wine retails for $27.99 each and is available now on www.danicarosewine.com with wine and spirit retailers soon to follow. Happy Rosé all year!

 

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

Tomorrow is National Rum Day; and while there are many ways to enjoy rum, we have three absolutely delicious ways to enjoy it. Rum is known for its versatility and mixability, and thanks to Bacardi’s Premium Rum Portfolio, you can enjoy some simple yet elevated cocktails from the comfort of your own home, to celebrate National Rum Day.

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

Embrace your inner bartender or elevate your sipping experience, neat or on the rocks, with the following variety of Bacardi dark rums: Añejo Cuatro ($19.99), Reserva Ocho ($29.99), Gran Reserva Diez ($39.99), and Gran Reserva Limitada ($100.00). These rums from the world’s most awarded rum brand and leader in the rum category for over 158 years. We’ll show you why these make the perfect drinks to celebrate National Rum Day.

Bacardi Añejo Cuatro takes four years maturing in a barrel under the Caribbean sun to achieve its unique taste, which boasts notes of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove, and honey, with a smooth finish.

Based on the original recipe from the family reserve created in 1862, Bacardi Reserva Ocho has a rich golden color and has warming notes of butterscotch, nutmeg, and dried apricots. Barrel-aged for a minimum of eight years with a rich, velvety body – the longer aging process sparks an additional layer of complex flavors from the barrel.

A master blender’s reserve, Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez is barrel-aged for a minimum of ten years. This libation has a dark golden hue that boasts bright notes of banana, pear, and tropical melon, that is balanced with caramelized vanilla and oak, resulting in a premium rum with deliciously complex flavors.

The Bacardi Gran Reserva Limitada is an extremely rare limited release. It is barrel-aged for an average of twelve years for a rich and expressive taste that is best enjoyed neat.

CUATRO PRESIDENTE

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro
0.75 parts Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth
0.25 parts Dry Curacao
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients with plenty of rice until very cold, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.

OCHO OLD FASHIONED

How to Celebrate National Rum Day With Bacardi Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
0.25 parts simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, fill with ice and stir until well mixed and very cold. Garnish with orange peel.

DIEZ ON THE ROCKS

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez (MSRP: $39.99)

2 parts BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez
In an old-fashioned glass, pour BACARDÍ Diez over ice. Serve. No garnish.

However you choose to celebrate National Rum Day, all four of these premium dark rums are available for delivery now from www.reservebar.com.

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Honors 50th Anniversary of Kentucky Derby's First Female Jockey

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Honors 50th Anniversary of Kentucky Derby’s First Female Jockey

Fifty years ago, Jockey Diane Crump made history as the first female jockey to ride in The Kentucky Derby®. This year, Woodford Reserve is dedicating their $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program to honor that history-making achievement.

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Honors 50th Anniversary of Kentucky Derby's First Female Jockey

According to Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, the $1,000 Mint Julep program has become a beloved tradition with the Derby. Morris is happy that the company is able to use the 2020 program to celebrate this important milestone in racing history and that the money raised from the program will go to charity.

A total of 146 julep cups, celebrating Derby 146, are already on sale. Each cup is individually numbered. Those between numbers 1 and 25 are gold-plated and sell for $2,500 each while those numbered between 16 and 146 are silver-plated and sell for $1,000 each. In commemoration of Crump, the cups feature etchings of the jockey silks she wore in 1970, as well as the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. The cups also come in a walnut case with a replica of the white and turquoise silks Crump wore on the day of her historic race.

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Honors 50th Anniversary of Kentucky Derby's First Female Jockey

On that day in 1970, Crump rode the thoroughbred racehorse Fathom. Although Crump and Fathom finished in 15th, Crump won a place in history and opened the gates for many other female jockeys to follow in her steps. At the time, male jockeys and horseracing fans were resistant to women competing in the sport. Crump was also the first woman to compete in a pari-mutuel race in the U.S. at the Hialeah Park Race Track in 1969. A police escort accompanied Crump to get her to the track, taking her through a crowd of angry, shouting people.

In 1989, Crump had a riding accident in which she broke her leg, ankle, and ribs. While a minor injury like a mild ankle sprain would only take seven to ten days to heal at home, Crump had to be hospitalized for over a week due to her severe injuries. Doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to ride again, but she was able to resume racing in 1992 and kept at it until she officially retired in 1999.

During her career, Crump rode to 235 wins and participated in international races as well as those in the United States. Now, Crump is one of the 47 million seniors in the United States and remains involved in the horse industry.

Anyone who purchases a julep cup in honor of Crump’s life achievements will have it sent directly to their home. Traditionally, consumers would pick up the cup on Derby Day at Churchill Downs, but the global COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to change that procedure. To celebrate Derby Day while keeping in line with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, Morris is planning on holding a virtual julep experience. This year, Derby Day and its virtual celebration have been postponed to Saturday, September 5.

To celebrate the Derby as well as Crump’s legacy, Woodford Reserve created an exclusive cocktail recipe that features the official fruit of Kentucky, called the Diane Crump Blackberry Mint Julep. The ingredients for the recipe are:

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

  • 2 ounces of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup
  • 1 barspoon blackberry preserves
  • Mint bitters
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh blackberries and mint springs, for garnish

To create the honorary cocktail, start by mixing the blackberry preserves with the simple syrup at the bottom of the julep cup. You then add two to four dashes of mint bitters and fill two-thirds of the cup with crushed ice. Next, add your sipping straw and the bourbon. Top it off by packing in more crushed ice and garnishing the drink with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint.

All proceeds from the cup sales and the delicious cocktails that go with them will be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) in Crump’s honor. This fund is dedicated to providing financial assistance to 60 former jockeys who have experienced catastrophic on-track injuries. This money can fill a much-needed financial gap for those who may not qualify for federal health insurance programs like Medicare, which is for people who are aged 65 or older and younger people with certain disabilities. Many of the jockeys who are supported by PDJF were injured in their 20s and 30s and face a future of living with a disability without a way to generate an income. Since its founding in 2006, PDJF has disbursed almost $9 million to jockeys who are permanently disabled.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

How Can South Africa’s Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

There aren’t many industries left unaffected by the global spread of COVID-19 this year. With each affected industry is the many people who work within it and depend on its success for their livelihoods. Despite an increase in at-home drinking in the U.S. and Britain during the pandemic, the wine industry is among these affected industries. The restaurant and hospitality sectors were almost immediately impacted by the resulting lockdowns and quarantines from COVID-19. causing global wine sales to drop significantly.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

In the famous South African wine country, those in the industry have been struggling even more acutely with a total ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown and a temporary ban on wine exports. South Africa is the only country to have imposed such bans during the global pandemic.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

The controversial alcohol bans came in two waves. The first ban on the sale of alcohol began at the end of March and lasted for about nine weeks. For five of those weeks, wine exports were also banned. As about 50% of South Africa’s wine is exported in some of the 17 million shipping containers that circulate globally, this was a devastating blow to the industry. This initial ban was lifted on June 1, but President Cyril Ramaphosa reinstated it on July 12 when COVID-19 rates began to rise again.

The purpose of these bans is to ease the burden on South Africa’s health services. So far, coronavirus has hit the country the hardest out of all nations on the African continent. The health systems in many areas of South Africa are on the verge of collapse.

Graham Beck Wines - South Africa Wines

Officials hoped that the initial ban would reduce the number of injuries and accidents hospitals had to deal with if alcohol was out of the picture. With 1.25 million people dying in road crashes and an additional 20 to 50 million people sustaining injuries from traffic collisions around the world every year, removing a primary cause of these accidents could make sense. According to the South African health minister Zweli Mkhize, the government reinstated the ban after a study showed that when the alcohol restrictions were lifted facilities reported as much as a 60% increase in trauma emergency center admissions and up to a 200% increase in ICU trauma admissions. Mkhize also said that models showed that a ban on alcohol sales could result in a 20% decrease in all trauma cases and a 40% reduction of all alcohol-related trauma by the third week.

While the reasoning behind the ban is to ultimately save lives, the 290,000 people directly employed in the South African wine industry fear for their financial futures. There are 533 wineries operating in the country and 2,778 grape-growing farms. The worries over job losses in these businesses are not so different from the worries those in the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. are facing. Without the ability to produce and sell products, jobs are at risk.

“For the initial ban on both local sales and exports, we anticipated losses of up to 18,000 jobs. Depending on how long this new ban is in place, this figure is likely to double…With the initial lockdown, we estimated that up to 80 wineries could have to close their doors,” a spokesperson from the industry body Wines of South Africa (WOSA) said.

Many of those in the wine industry, and people in the hospitality industry as well, have taken to social media with the #JobsSaveLives campaign in an attempt to save their futures. The campaign urges Ramaphosa’s government to partially lift the ban and allow the sale of alcohol in sit-down restaurants. It also calls on the government to ease the 9 pm curfew that was imposed in July 2020.

The stand to save the wine and hospitality industries has even made the leap from virtual to tactile, as protesters have gone to the streets in cities across South Africa. They’re hoping that government leaders hear their voices and realize that the hundreds of thousands of people who work in these industries are going to suffer without some kind of help.

Graham Beck Wines - South Africa Wines

Another social media campaign, identified with #SaveSAWine, is calling on wine drinkers around the world to help support the South African wine industry by purchasing and consuming their wine. As the eighth-largest wine producer in the world, the South African wine industry has an impact on the global wine industry. The country produced 974 million liters of wine in 2019, according to figures from WOSA.

For the sake of the global economy as well as the 40,000 grape farm and winery workers and their dependents, people around the world need to support the South African wine industry. Whether you show support by purchasing South African wine or raising awareness of the industry’s struggle through social media, you could be helping the thousands of families who depend on this industry to survive.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

Summer Rum Cocktail Recipes: Welcome to the Season of Rum

Did you know that July is the official month of Rum? In fact, summer is the season of all things rum. It’s no surprise that the season of hot temperatures would be the season to celebrate this spirit with a tropical history. During the first three weeks of July, we celebrate National Piña Colada Day, National Mojito Day, World Rum Day, and National Daiquiri Day! All of which are deliciously made with rum. Some of you may not know this but Barcardi is the world’s largest rum brand. Naturally, we turned to them in honor of this quadfecta of rum celebrations to we present three rum cocktail recipes to enjoy all month long.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

To our fellow rum cocktail lovers everywhere, now is the time to rejoice and raise a glass or three. While rum is available in both white and dark, we are highlighting the freshness and vitality that is white rum. In honor of National Piña Colada Day on July 10th, National Mojito Day yesterday, July 11th, and the upcoming National Daiquiri Day on July 19th, these white rum-based cocktails are the perfect way to experiment with rum and taste the spirit of the Caribbean.

BACARDÍ Frozen Piña Colada

Just because you missed Piña Colada Day, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this easy frozen Piña Colada recipe – a refreshing rum cocktail made with BACARDÍ Coconut Rum, Coco Reàl, and pineapple juice to transport you to the tropics.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for BACARDI)

2 parts BACARDÍ Coconut Flavored Rum
1½ parts Coco Reàl
1½ parts Pineapple juice
1 cup ice
Garnish with pineapple wedge & cherry flag
For the single-serve recipe, combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until a slushy consistency forms. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry flag.

BACARDÍ Lime Mojito

Get into the Caribbean spirit with this fresh, delicious, and easy to make Mojito cocktail recipe featuring the brand’s latest flavor innovation – BACARDÍ Lime.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum
4 Lime Wedges
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
1 part Club Soda
1 sprig of fresh mint
Add the lime wedges, sugar, and mint leaves and gently muddle until the limes release juice. Add BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum and mix the ingredients with a bar spoon. Fill with crushed ice and stir once again. Add club soda and garnish with mint.

BACARDÍ Daiquiri

Rum, lime, and sugar go back a long way in the Caribbean. The classic Daiquiri brings them together in a perfect blend of BACARDÍ Superior rum, the crispness of fruit and the sweetness of sugar. Serve this rum cocktail ice cold for a bracingly refreshing drink.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum
1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp Sugar
Place sugar and freshly pressed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in the BACARDÍ Superior rum and fill the shaker with half-cubed ice, followed by some half-crushed ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Finally, strain through a fine tea strainer into a chilled coupette.