Regular readers know I love to throw a party.
That we often have happy hour at home.
That I am distracted by shiny things.
When BACARDÍ sent me a big box filled with fabulous things for a shiny chic party, I was beyond excited. You should have seen me looking through the box – it was Christmas Morning When I Got A Baton excitement. Basil was there to give me the side eye. It was shiny and fun and filled with things from all of my favorite stores – zgallerie, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel. Squeal!
It really was like they were shopping just for me. Classic cloth napkins with sliver triple circle napkin rings:
Shiny sparkly tea light holders filled with black and white tea lights.
The day after that, I received another box on my doorstep. This one contained the rest of the party – the new line from BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light, in both Mojito and Piña Colada flavors.
Well, twist my arm, it’s time to have a party!
We were going to dinner with friends, so we had them over for cocktails and light snacks beforehand. We were going to our favorite restaurant with international – caribbean influences, so I was going for a tropical theme.
Candied hazelnuts and almonds, dried fruit, bright cocktail glasses for mojitos and piña coladas over ice. A bright shiny sparkly cocktail party was achieved.
Then there were milkshakes.
Dessert before dinner?
cherry mojito milkshake
makes six small milkshakes
6 large scoops cherry vanilla ice cream
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted, plus extra for garnish
3 cups coconut milk
4-6 ounces BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light Mojito
Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and cherries.
Cheers – who wants to come over for the next party?
Join the twitter chat this afternoon – the last one we had was a great time:
BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is a new line of low calorie, ready to serve cocktails. At less than 95 calories for a 4-ounce serving, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is available in Pina Colada and Mojito flavors and is made with natural flavors, real juice and pure cane sugar. Whether enjoying a favorite cocktail after a long day or throwing a party, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails deliver classic cocktail taste that’s a hit with friends, won’t add inches to your waistline and won’t take all day to prepare.
COMPENSATION WAS PROVIDED BY BACARDI VIA GLAM MEDIA. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE OPINIONS OR POSITIONS OF BACARDI.