BACARDI Rum Cocktails for National Piña Colada Day, National Mojito Day and National Daiquiri Day
July is here and for rum lovers everywhere, it marks three of the best national rum holidays to imbibe on delicious cocktails: National Piña Colada Day on July 10, National Mojito Day on July 11 and National Daiquiri Day on July 19!
As you know, summertime is the perfect time to experiment with rum and taste the spirit of the Caribbean, and what better time to imbibe from home with family and friends (at a responsible social distance) than under the summer sun? To taste the spirit of the Caribbean from the comfort of your home, BACARDÍ rum has rounded up their best cocktail for each occasion.
NATIONAL PIÑA COLADA DAY – FRIDAY, JULY 10
Celebrate Piña Colada Day with an easy frozen Piña Colada recipe – a refreshing rum cocktail made with BACARDÍ Coconut Rum, Coco Reàl and pineapple juice to transport you to the tropics.
· 2 parts BACARDÍ Coconut Flavored Rum
· 1½ parts Coco Reàl
· 1½ parts Pineapple juice
· 1 cup ice
· Garnish with pineapple wedge & cherry flag
Method: For the single-serve recipe, combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until a slushy consistency forms. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry flag.
NATIONAL MOJITO DAY – SATURDAY, JULY 11
Rum lovers can get into the Caribbean spirit with this fresh, delicious and easy to make Mojito cocktail recipe featuring the brands latest flavor innovation – BACARDÍ Lime. There are many ways to enjoy this drink so do not be afraid to get creative and mix things up!
BACARDÍ Lime Mojito
· 2 parts BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum
· 4 Lime Wedges
· 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
· 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
· 1 part Club Soda
· 1 Sprig of fresh mint
Method: Add the lime wedges, sugar and mint leaves and gently muddle until the limes release juice. Add BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum and mix the ingredients with a bar spoon. Fill with crushed ice and stir once again. Add club soda and garnish with mint.
NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY – SUNDAY, JULY 19
Rum, lime and sugar go back a long way in the Caribbean. The classic Daiquiri brings them together in a perfect blend of BACARDÍ Superior rum, the crispness of fruit and the sweetness of sugar. Serve it ice cold for a bracingly refreshing drink.
· 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum
· 1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice
· 2 tsp Sugar
Method: Place sugar and freshly pressed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in the BACARDÍ Superior rum and fill the shaker with half-cubed ice, followed by some half-crushed ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Finally, strain through a fine tea strainer into a chilled coupette.