How do the words instant party sound? Well, that pretty much sums up what happens when you invite BACARDI® Mixers to the party! I am so excited to share a fabulous drink the mixologists at BACARDI® Mixers created just for me! The Vanilla Bean Dream is everything you could possibly want in a summer drink. Think pina colada tropical goodness with fresh, ripe peaches sprinkled with a good dose of vanilla beans. And let’s not forget the rum – lots of it! Do they get me or what?
So I guess I should start from the beginning. I was asked if I would like the lovely people at BACARDI® Mixers to create a signature cocktail for me and if I’d like to throw a cocktail party to share my drink with friends? Um, let’s just say I couldn’t say yes fast enough! After they got to know a bit more about me, the mixologists created the Vanilla Bean Dream and I couldn’t wait to host a party and share it with my friends.
The party was set for Sunday afternoon/evening and due to the first heat wave of summer, I hosted the get together outdoors – pool included! I don’t think my guests were ever so excited to see me whipping up frozen drinks as they were when they arrived. There was a spread of chips, salsa and my go-to guacamole recipe. Thanks to my friend Michelle and her grill skills, we also had amazing sliders and BBQ chicken pizza.
There was also a favor station thanks to BACARDI® Mixers which included muddlers and drink recipe booklets which everyone loved! But it was definitely clear that the star of the show was the Vanilla Bean Dream! My friends could not get enough of them and could not get over how they tasted like a summer dessert in a glass! This was especially fantastic because due to the mentioned heat wave, there was no way I was turning the oven on to bake, so thanks to BACARDI® Mixers for covering all my bases!
One of the best things I found about using BACARDI® Mixers Pina Colada Mix is that it made my life so easy. That is a huge plus to begin with, but even bigger when you’re throwing a party on what feels like a million degree day. In case you are not aware of the product, BACARDI® Mixers can be found in the frozen juice aisle and I highly recommend keeping a few cans in your freezer at all times, for emergency purposes!
I tossed the BACARDI® Mixers Pina Colada mix into the blender, added 2 types of BACARDI® rum and started blending. Let me just state, I knew this was going in a good direction! Next I added vanilla beans, 2 ripe peaches and voila – they were ready. Like it wasn’t good enough to begin with, all the vanilla beans in there made it even more fabulous! The peaches added such a fresh, summery flavor to the drink that I wound up making quite a few batches that night! My guests also couldn’t believe that I was able to whip up a batch of drinks in all of 5 minutes! When you’re throwing a party you want to enjoy the party, and this product definitely makes that happen!
Thanks to BACARDI® Mixers for giving me the opportunity to host such a fun party! A great time was had by all and I have a feeling the Vanilla Bean Dream might just be the new drink of summer! I encourage you to head on over and “like” the BACARDI® Mixers facebook page where you will find a new daily cocktail idea. You can also share your own ideas and photos so BACARDI® Mixers can transform them into personalized cocktail recipes – how fun!
- 1 can frozen BACARDI® Mixers Pina Colada Mix
- 3/4 cup BACARDI® Superior Rum
- 1/2 cup BACARDI® Select Rum
- 3 vanilla beans
- 2 peaches
- 5 cups of ice
- 8 vanilla beans for garnishes
- In a blender, combine BACARDI® Mixers Pina Colada Mix with 3 whole vanilla beans and blend on high until vanilla beans are broken down into tiny pieces.
- Slice 2 peaches and add to blender with remaining ingredients.
- Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth and only tiny vanilla bean specks remain.
- Pour into a chilled cocktail or martini glass.
- Garnish with a whole vanilla bean.
BACARDI® Mixers is a premium line of non-alcoholic mixers available in 10oz cans in the frozen juice aisle. With seven easy-to-make flavors to choose from – including Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, and Pina Colada – there are endless ways to make your 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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