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BACARDí SPICED X DEFECTED: D-RUM SESSIONS

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Bacardí rum has a long-standing association with music. Hailing from the Caribbean, we have knack for bringing people together, creating a vibe and putting on a good party.

This autumn, Bacardí spiced up music lovers’ Friday nights with the D-RUM SESSIONS: an exciting (and incredibly groovy) new 5-part music series, bringing together iconic dance and house music label Defected Records and long-time friend of Bacardí, Maya Jama.

Curated by Defected, the stellar line-up featured Glitterbox’s Melvo Baptiste, underground favourite and Moscow Records boss Archie Hamilton, Club Bad founder Melé, house legend Spiller, Defected’s very own Monki and Afro-house trailblazer Kitty Amor.

Each live event brought banging tunes and delicious BACARDí Spiced cocktails to a small (and very excited) crowd at Defected HQ in East London, while livestreaming the vibes to millions of music fans via Twitch.

Re-live the incredible energy of the live sets over and over from the comfort of your own living room and – as always – #DoWhatMovesYou

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Melé & Archie Hamilton


Melvo Baptiste
 
 

Melé & Archie Hamilton


Melé & Archie Hamilton
 
 

Spiller


Spiller
 
 

Monki


Monki
 
 

Kitty Amor


Kitty Amor
 
And if you want to recreate at home the delicious Bacardí Spiced cocktails made by world-class bartender La’Mel Clarke (of the esteemed London cocktail bar Lyaness) and inspired by the artists’ sets, we got you covered:

BACARDÍ Frigh-Tai (Maya’s cocktail)

40ml BACARDÍ Spiced
15ml lime juice
15ml grenadine
1 tsp caster sugar
2 drops of almond essence
70ml orange juice
 
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Garnish with an orange wedge.

BACARDÍ Spiced, Apple & Ginger (Monki’s drink)

50ml BACARDÍ Spiced
50ml apple juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters (optional)
50ml ginger ale (or ginger beer for extra spice!)
1 squeeze of lime
 
Build all ingredients in a highball glass over cubed ice. Stir and garnish with a slice of lime.

BACARDÍ Caribbean Highball (Melvo’s drink)

50ml BACARDÍ Spiced
50ml pineapple juice
1 squeeze of lime
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
50ml ginger beer
 
Build ingredients in a highball glass with cubed ice. Stir and garnish with a slice of lime.

BACARDÍ Spiced Pineapple Swizzle (Archie’s drink)

50ml Bacardi Spiced
25ml pineapple juice
10ml lime juice
20ml sugar syrup (or 2 tsp sugar)
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Top with a splash of soda
 
Add all ingredients to a glass with ice and stir. Top with a splash of soda. Garnish with slices of lime.

BACARDÍ Spiced Punch (Spiller’s drink)

50ml BACARDÍ Spiced
50ml lemonade
50ml peach tea
 
Add all ingredients to a glass with ice and gently stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.

BACARDÍ Ray of Light (Mele’s drink)

50ml BACARDÍ Spiced
15ml Martini Bianco
Blood orange syrup (or 2 tsp sugar & 10 ml OJ)
20ml lemon
Top with Soda
 
Add all the ingredients (except the soda) into a shaker with ice and shake. Top with soda. Garnish with orange.

BACARDÍ Spiced and Sparkle (Kitty’s drink)

35ml BACARDÍ Spiced
35ml red wine
10ml lemon
15ml sugar syrup (or 2 tsp sugar)
35ml cranberry juice
 
Build all ingredients into a glass and stir.
For hot version: heat gently over a stove (don’t boil) and serve in a cup.