Cherry Mojito Milkshakes

by Kristina Sloggett

in cherry season, cocktails, Dessert, Gluten Free, Happy Hour at Home, recipes, Vegan

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.




{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda August 1, 2012 at 5:45 am

Your cherry mojito milkshake sounds fabulous! I see you are putting that cherry tree to good use! :)


2 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:12 am

I am! we are enjoying the cherries this summer :)


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) August 1, 2012 at 5:51 am

Girl I sooooo wish I could hop on a plane and make it to your next shindig! That shake looks amazing. Jason loves mojitos so I know he’d be all over that drink.


4 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

I wish you could too! one day. we will all get together! :)


5 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

I need to make one of these, asap! :)


6 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

perfect for the sunny Aruba beaches…


7 katie August 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

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 😉



8 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

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! 😀


9 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

oh my gosh those look like Heaven in a glass! and i love that dried fruit — it looks incredible! hello kiwi! :)


10 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

you know I picked out all the kiwi and papaya… 😉


11 Alisha August 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

You sent an invite, I will be there! Especially when boosy milkshakes are involved, those are insane!!


12 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

thanks, Alisha, I’ll take insane as a good thing! 😉


13 purelylori August 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

I would love to party it up with you especially with those yummy cherry mojito milkshakes….mmmm


14 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

we would have fun, for sure!


15 Eileen August 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

Oh, those look amazing! Can it be 5 pm instead of, say, 11 am right now?


16 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

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


17 Allie August 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

You know I’ll show up for one of your parties ;D And yup, every cherry recipe you post looks better than the last…


18 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

oh, just wait. I have a GOOD one soon 😉


19 Tommy August 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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


20 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

ooh, sorry Tommy. you guys come on down, any time!!


21 Cara August 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I’d love to join you! What an awesome goodie box :)


22 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

I was very excited – still am, it’s like it was all handpicked for me!


23 Char @ August 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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!


24 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:03 am

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!


25 Jess August 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Oh Em Gee. Droooling. That looks so so so tasty and healthy too. Score! PS I LOVE those snack bowls!!!


26 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

aren’t the bowls fun? I will get good use out of those, and anything shiny is good with me :)


27 Shirley @ gfe August 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I do, I do! You are the most wonderful hostess! Love all that you’ve shared, Kristina. :-)



28 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

Shirley it would be such fun to have you at one of my parties – or to co host WITH me! :)


29 Daria August 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

great pictures!


30 Bou Shin @ Shin's Vegan Lovin' August 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Oh, you have such beautiful, mouthwatering photos! If only I hadn’t just run out of coconut milk this morning! I sure wouldn’t mind a (non-alcoholic) drink or two. ^^;


31 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 7:59 am

thank you, I appreciate that a lot! :) Cheers!


32 Aimee August 2, 2012 at 4:04 am

these look so good, I wonder if the store has cherry ice cream right now. 😉


33 Natasha August 2, 2012 at 5:20 am

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?


34 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

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!


35 Nichole August 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

would it be wrong to want one of these for breakfast?


36 Geanna August 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

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. :)


37 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

oooh, that would be some mojito! 😉


38 Kelly August 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

lucky LOL! those bowls are pretty.


39 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Just spent the morning with cherries. BBQ sauce, sorbet and preserves. And think I need more I love them so much and now I want this milkshake. NOW!! Tweet it over, OK?


40 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

that sounds like an interesting morning! haa – I wish I could tweet this over to ya!


41 Krista August 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ca-ute! You know me, not a drinker, but I’d gladly gulp those down without the Bacardi. Slurpalicious photos as always!


42 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

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


43 Katie August 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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.


44 spabettie August 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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


45 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 3, 2012 at 4:31 am

Your cocktail party posts always look the most inviting to me! 😀


46 spabettie August 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

wish you were here… 😀


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