Southern Belle-ini cocktail party

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,cocktails,Happy Hour at Home,recipes

Southern Belle-ini

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:

summer fruit skewers and 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 - strawberry cream and key lime

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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