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BACARDÍ’S TOP FIVE FESTIVE COCKTAILS

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Season’s greetings and in the words of a certain famous song, “all I want for Christmas is yooou”, and in this case, by you, we mean delicious, easy BACARDÍ rum festive cocktails.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re channeling the seasonal spirit and couldn’t be more excited. Embracing ugly sweaters and great tasting Holiday Cocktails, BACARDÍ rum, with its smooth, balanced profile and toasted sugar flavor notes, will be bringing a splash of the Caribbean to an already colorful holiday.

So, in typical BACARDÍ fashion, we’ve created a selection box of easy to make Seasonal cocktails for you to gift your tastebuds this party season.

BACARDÍ EGGNOG

As synonymous with the holiday season as Mariah Carey, BACARDÍ Eggnog is Christmas in a cup – or in a glass in this case. Made with BACARDÍ Spiced rum it’s just like melted ice cream; smooth, creamy and sweet but with a gentle kick of nutmeg spice. One sip of this and you’ll be channeling those retro heavy knit vibes wishing you could play in the snow for all eternity.

INGREDIENTS:
6oz BACARDÍ Spiced rum
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
20oz oat milk
6oz unsweetened coconut cream
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
6 eggs (separated into egg yolk & egg whites)
Star Anise as garnish

METHOD:

  • Combine
    In a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, whisk egg yolks until pale yellow and fluffy. Add in sugar and salt until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix
    Slowly whisk in oat milk and coconut cream, followed by BACARDÍ Spiced and the vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and thick. Set mixture aside in a large bowl.
  • Build
    With the stand mixer in a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until soft peaks are formed. Gently fold into the original nog mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Serve
    Serve at chilled room temperature garnished with star anise.

BACARDÍ HOT BUTTERED RUM

This classic cocktail has seen a revival in recent years and there’s good reason too. Made with BACARDÍ Spiced rum, it’s a sumptuous and buttery holiday cocktail delight. BACARDÍ Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect serve to warm you up during these cold winter nights, it’s just like a hug from Santa himself.

INGREDIENTS:
2oz BACARDÍ Spiced Rum
3oz Hot Water
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
¼ heaping tsp soft brown sugar
1 ½ knobs unsalted butter
1 lemon wheel

METHOD:

  • Combine
    Add all the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan on the stovetop over a medium heat.
  • Stir
    Continuously stir until the sugar dissolves, simmer for 5-10 minutes to infuse all the flavours.
  • Serve
    Pour mixture into individual glass mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel.

BACARDÍ WINTER TREACLE

The BACARDÍ Winter Treacle is a slice of apple pie in a glass. Made with BACARDÍ Spiced rum and mixed with apple juice, Angostura bitters, a slice of apple and topped with cinnamon, this quick festive cocktail is mouth wateringly easy to make and will unquestionably be something you’ll want to unwrap this Holiday Season.

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz BACARDÍ Spiced rum
¾ oz Apple juice
1 tsp of brown caster sugar
3 dash Angostura bitter

METHOD

  • Combine
    Add BACARDÍ Spiced and sugar into a rocks glass and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir
    Add cubed ice, apple juice and bitters and stir then float the apple juice on top.
  • Build
    Garnish with an apple fan and coated with angostura bitters OR fill a rocks glass with cubed ice, add all ingredients and stir.
  • Serve
    Garnish with apple slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

BACARDÍ RUM SPICED AND SPARKLE

Just like carolers all singing together in perfect harmony, the BACARDÍ Rum Spiced and Sparkle is a unique blend of BACARDÍ Spiced rum, lemon & cranberry juice, sugar syrup and finished with a splash of Red wine. Served warm, this exceptional and delicious festive cocktail is the perfect present for your palate this party season.

INGREDIENTS:
1 oz BACARDÍ Spiced Rum
1/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz MARTINI & ROSSI® Fiero
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz red wine or sparkling red wine

METHOD:

  • COLD:
    Build all ingredients (except wine) in a rocks glass over cubed ice, then add a red wine float. Garnish with an orange wheel.
  • HOT:
    Microwave all ingredients except BACARDÍ Spiced for 1.5min, then add BACARDÍ Spiced. Or warm over the stove.

BACARDÍ HO HO MOJITO

You can almost hear the sounds of sleighbells when you make the BACARDÍ Ho Ho Mojito. The BACARDÍ Mojito is as famous as it is versatile, and Christmas is no exception. Made with BACARDÍ Spiced rum and topped with ginger beer, this easy to make holiday cocktail is a party pleaser and will certainly keep the festive spirit alive.

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz BACARDÍ Spiced Rum
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz simple syrup
6 mint leaves
3 oz ginger beer

METHOD

  • Build
    Add all the ingredients (except the ginger beer) in a highball glass.
  • Churn
    Churn with crushed ice.
  • Build
    Top with more crushed ice and add the ginger beer.
  • Serve
    Garnish with a mint sprig.

ENJOY THE FESTIVE SPIRIT

With no end to holiday cocktail creativity, BACARDÍ rum is the spirit of choice this festive season. If you’re hosting a get together yourself why not try our BACARDÍ Rum Cake, it’s the perfect party center piece to compliment your Christmas cocktails. Made with BACARDÍ Ocho, it’s a creamy, soft and sweet velvet rum-butter soaked sponge, infused with crunchy nuts, topped with the distinct tropical flavors of pineapple and cherries and finished with a rum-butter glaze. It really does put the Mmm in Christmas.

Happy Holidays!