Cherry Mojito Milkshakes

Cherry Mojito Milkshakes

Cherry Mojito Milkshakes and A Shiny Chic Cocktail Party – a lightened up and creamy cool twist on the classic mojito – fresh flavor just in time for summer soiree season!


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:

A Shiny Chic Cocktail Party

Shiny sparkly tea light holders filled with black and white tea lights.

Cocktail-themed cocktail picks.

A brilliantly shiny bar tray with fun and funky snack bowls to match.

A Shiny Chic Cocktail Party

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.

A Shiny Chic Cocktail Party

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 Milkshakes

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.

Cherry Mojito Milkshakes


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.





  1. says

    I would LOVE to come to a party you host!

    I have seen an ad for those new bacardi light drinks and I really want to go get a bottle! Your drink looks amazing, you are amazing at taking great photos! I wish I had your skills! I told you this many times 😉


    • spabettie says

      thank you, Katie! I appreciate that, I am still learning and growing in my photography.

      these new drinks are good – I was skeptical at first, but I really like them, especially the mojito – minty and refreshing!

      one day… we WILL be at a party together! 😀

    • spabettie says

      you could leave out the mojito for daytime, adding fresh mint instead! 😉 and then have a spiked one at 5 😉

  2. Tommy says

    Girl you’ve been having sparkling parties without us, and with mojitos?? Looks fab as usual, love all the shiny!

  3. says

    oh my gosh, can I come to your party? haha 😀

    Like you, I’m totally attracted to shiny things. Such amazing gifts from Bacardi! Very generous of them. And those milkshakes…I would loooove a milkshake right meow!

    • spabettie says

      right meow! do I look like a cat to you? 😉 I know, I was really happy with everything they sent, I will definitely use everything a lot.

      I would LOVE to have you at a party!

  4. Natasha says

    Well – maybe I should book a flight and head on over! 😉 your recipes (as always) as incredible…I sent you an email – I hope everything is good? I’m headed to school soon (yikes, and yipeeeee!) – so this weekend we’ll be celebrating with a Mexican Night…any suggestions?
    How is Dad?

    • spabettie says

      hello my dear! yeee, excited for you and school, as far as celebrations, how about homemade tamales?? they are REALLY easy and lots of fun. Jason and I make them together, all kinds of fillings and they are SO good! here’s what we do –> TAMALES.

      Dad is okay, just finished his last chemo + rad, is slowly healing (back on feeding tube because he had no appetite, wasn’t feeling well) :( we are waiting for his ct scan appointment to see the results of all the treatments… and what is next.

      sending big hugs to you – I miss you!

  5. says

    These.look.amazing. (as always) – I really need to buy some liquor. This house has surprisingly little, and brandy really doesn’t go well in a mojito. :)

    • spabettie says

      this would be just as good without – maybe add some mint if you still want the minty mojito effect. :)

  6. says

    I absolutely love cherries and this glass full of milkshake not just looks beautiful and I can even feel the taste in my mouth. It is the best thing to start a weekend; Saturday morning breakfast with a cherry mojito milkshake. However, what if I replace coconut link with regular milk? Would it make a lot of difference? I am not a milkshake fan but when it comes to bananas and cherries, I can’t stop myself.

    • spabettie says

      yessss… fantastic way to begin the weekend, I say! yes, regular milk will work just fine – get to it and enjoy! cheers!

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