Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail – a fresh, fruity and vibrantly colorful batch cocktail for your next summer soiree! A fresh new twist on the classic Bellini.

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Last summer I was beyond thrilled to work with BACARDI® on a series of parties, recipes and more parties. When I had the opportunity again this summer, I did not hesitate to say yes.

This time it gets big – one of the BACARDI® mixologists made a spabettie signature cocktail. Just for me, based on my personality, style, and how I answered their questions. Unreal. Like I said, beyond thrilled.

They sent me the custom recipe and a big box of party favors.

Then I threw a party.

The recipe is the Southern Belle-ini – using a premium frozen BACARDI® Mixer, BACARDI® Rum and fresh fruit. Refreshing and fruity without being overly sweet – perfect for a summer afternoon party.

In creating the party menu around this cocktail, I kept things fresh and light:

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

 

Platters of fresh fruit skewers, whimsically standing on end ready to be dipped into a coconut yogurt fruit dip:

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

 

My deviled “egg” dip (recipe coming soon) with crispy salt and vinegar crackers:

deviled "egg" dip at Southern Belle-ini cocktail party

 

Jason requested a tapenade, so I made my olive and pepper tapenade, adding more capers:

kalamata caper tapenade at Southern Belle-ini cocktail party

 

I took another shot at my vegan macarons – this time I made a strawberry cream and a key lime:

Vegan Macarons

 

and a party at my house is not complete until a date gets stuffed with vegan goat cheese:

[vegan] goat cheese stuffed dates

 

The party package included a blender (which I gave away to one lucky party guest at the end of the evening), and some party favors – recipe books, stainless cocktail muddlers, and just in time for summer – bright white BACARDI® Mixers sun visors.

White sun visors always make me think of my Uncle Dudley, who was a golfer and a boater, and just generally loved being out in the sun. Uncle Dudley enjoyed a quality cocktail, and I like to think he was there with us in spirit that day.

Southern Belle-ini cocktail party

 

Back to the signature cocktail – this was delicious! Most of the BACARDI® Mixers are made with real fruit juice, and when blended with fresh fruit, the result is vibrantly fresh and bright flavors. Colorful too!

BACARDI® mixers

 

My signature cocktail used the Piña Colada mixer, and when I purchased it I also spied Strawberry Daiquiri and Margarita mixers – and when you start thinking like a BACARDI® mixologist and morph into an Ultimate Party Planner, the flavor combinations are endless!

The Southern Belle-ini was easy and quick to make, and fits with my Party Planning 101 – make one signature drink for the event, to serve and satisfy a crowd!

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

Southern Belle-ini

serves six

1 can frozen BACARDI® Mixers Piña Colada Mix
½ cup BACARDI® Superior Rum
½ cup BACARDI® Peach Red
1 1/2 cup raspberries
1/3 cup lemon juice
5 cups of ice
6 raspberries for garnishes
6 mint sprigs for garnishes

Combine all ingredients except garnishes in a blender and mix on high for about 30 seconds or until completely smooth. Pour into chilled cocktail or martini glasses. Garnish with mint sprig and raspberry.

Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Party

 

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 facebook/bacardimixers

ENJOY RESPONSIBLY. ©2013 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. ©2013 BACARDI AND THE BAT DEVICE ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED. BACARDI U.S.A., INC., CORAL GABLES, FL. NON-ALCOHOLIC MIXERS.

Compensation was provided by BACARDI® Mixers via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of spabettie and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of BACARDI® Mixers.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! This is an amazing party! I’m not a drinker, but rum is probably one of my favorites especially when fruit is involved. Wish I could have been to this get together! So many incredible dishes and well, your incredible company would have made it over the top! xoxo

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      you might have liked this one, then – I don’t like overly sweet drinks, and this one was really perfectly flavored for me!

      I wish you could have been here too, my friend – some day…

  2. says

    Vegan macarons?? YOU WIN. And pineapple & raspberry sounds like the best possible variation on the traditional fruity rum punch. Hooray!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      these cocktails were SO GOOD – just slightly sweet, just how I like them. we have made them since the party, that’s how much we enjoyed them! :)

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      they were everyone’s favorite nibble at the party – first empty platter! …a Bacardi party is a fun party!

  3. says

    Ironically enough I have a handle of Bacardi in my apartment right now! I may have to pick up one of those mixers and throw a get together this weekend. This sounds awesome!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      then you must make these, Jared! they really were good – in fact, we bought more mixers after the fact and have enjoyed these again! Cheers!

  4. says

    What a cool party! And what an awesome drink! As for your other tasty tidbits, I WANT those cheese stuffed dates. They sound and look amazing.

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      thanks, Jennifer! the stuffed dates were the first empty plate of the party, not at all surprising! Cheers!

  5. says

    I don’t even drink and I want to be invited! Oh those dates! The tapenade! And lets not forget the macarons…. Seriously girl….

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      yes, my cocktail parties are for everyone, non drinkers too! I always have plenty of goodies for all…

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  1. […] 3. Southern Belle-ini Cocktail Have a little summertime fun with a Southern-inspired cocktail from Spabettie. It’s infused with the fruity flavors of peach and pina colada and topped with fresh raspberries and green sprigs. Just a few quick whirls in the blender will give way to a lovely gradient from ruby red to pretty pink, accompanied by a sparkle that only rum could give. […]

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