It is the ultimate tribute to a fashion blogger to have a cocktail made in your honor. BACARDI® Mixers has used Ms. Fabulous as a muse to create the “Chocolate Couture”. The frozen drink made its debut at a soiree I threw for my fashion designer friends.
The libation is a delicious mix of strawberry BACARDI® Mixer, pomegranate juice, chocolate and BACARDI® rum. You can try out the recipe below:
Of course, being a designer and wannabe mixologist, I decided to tweak the presentation of the drink to truly fit the “couture” theme. Most of the frozen BACARDI® Mixers already contain real fruit juice, so I didn’t need to do anything there. I love the color red, so I exchanged the chocolate syrup portion to a chocolate liqueur. I used the syrup as a garnish instead. I achieved the swirly hearts by using an eye-dropper to drop syrup onto the frozen drink and dragging a toothpick through them. I added candy ‘pearls” in the middle and the halved strawberry on the rim. Being able to make these in large pitcher form made it easy to keep the designer’s glasses filled.
I made sure the nibbles that accompanied the drinks had complementary flavors. I chose an aged Gouda that had a caramelized flavor and made tarts with goat cheese and figs. I made mini versions of my favorite Moroccan dish, Bastilla. It is a sweet/savory pie of buttered phyllo, spiced chicken, toasted almonds and cinnamon sugar. I finished off with non-dairy chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting and fennel confetti candy.
Tipsy and feeling good about it, my fashionistas friends left the party with gift bags of drink muddlers and caps. We also vowed to experiment with all of the recipes found the BACARDI® booklets throughout the summer. Do you have favorite cocktail for the summer? Like and Share your recipes on their Facebook page!
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 www.facebook.com/bacardimixers
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