July 1, 2022 — There’s plenty to celebrate on July 4, Independence Day but July 10 and 11? Well, it turns out July 10 is National Piña Colada Day and July 11 is National Mojito Day. Then there’s the rest of July when we find ourselves craving something light, refreshing, and delicious as we kick back and celebrate summer.
Bacardi has three great recipes for each and every occasion. If the picnic is in the park or on the beach, look for Bacardi cocktails in a can at your favorite liquor or grocery store. Bacardi rums are widely available including the Bacardi Tropical flavored with coconut, guava and pineapple ($15.00). Yum!
Bacardi Summer Watermelon Cooler
1 ½ oz Bacardi Superior
¾ oz watermelon juice
2 oz grapefruit soda
Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish
Method: Fill a tall glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.
Bacardi Miami Style Piña Colada
2 oz Bacardi Añejo Cuatro or Bacardi Reserva Ocho
2 oz fresh pineapple juice
1 oz cream of coco or Real mix
1 oz coconut milk
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a large glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and ground cinnamon.
Bacardi Tropical Mojito
1 ½ oz Bacardi Tropical
¾ oz lime juice (lime wedges)
12 fresh mint leaves
2 tsp extra fine sugar
¾ oz club soda
Method: Squeeze lime wedges into a highball glass with sugar and gently press together the limes and sugar. Add mint to the glass, and press with a bar spoon to release oil. Fill half the glass with crushed ice, add BACARDÍ Tropical rum and stir. Top with crushed ice, a sprig of mint and club soda.