Do you ever feel like your summer calendar is booked by like, April? I mean, it’s impossible to complain about a summer that is full of fun events like baseball games, picnics, parties and mini vacations. After all, it’s Michigan, and we had a very long, very cold, very brutal winter. I need to soak up the sun and warmth while it’s here! But sometimes, I look at the calendar and realize that nearly every single Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the entire summer is pre-spoken for, and it gets a little overwhelming.
That’s why, on a rare weekend day that we have nothing planned, sometimes I like do just that – nothing. Of course, I get bored doing nothing after about an hour, and then am bugging my husband that we should “do something fun.” I took matters into my own hands last weekend and created an Instant Party for our day off. It was actually our 6th wedding anniversary, so a little party was definitely in order!
I didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen very long, so it seemed like a no-brainer to whip up a batch of easy Basil Berry Daiquiris using BACARDI® Mixers Strawberry Daiquiri Mix. The mix, along with fresh strawberries, gave it a bright fruity flavor, and the touch of basil made it a little more special than your average daiquiri. I used BACARDI® Superior Rum to make it a cocktail, as the BACARDI® Mixers themselves are alcohol-free.
The BACARDI® Mixers Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, which I found in the frozen juice aisle, made it super easy and convenient to whip up a round of drinks without taking any time away from my day of relaxation. Want to discover some Random Acts of Party for yourself? It’s Partytime, Anytime with BACARDI® Mixers! Not only do they offer this Strawberry Daiquiri flavor, but Piña Colada and Margarita flavors are available, too. While I hosted a party of just two, BACARDI® Mixers are also perfect for large gatherings!
Basil Berry Daiquiri
- 1/2 can of frozen BACARDI® Mixers Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
- 1/2 can of BACARDI® Superior
- 1/8 cup fresh basil (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup of club soda
- 4 cups of ice
- Strawberries and basil for garnish
- Blend together BACARDI® Mixers Strawberry Daiquiri mix, BACARDI® Superior, basil, strawberries, club soda and ice for 45 to 60 seconds or until uniform.
- Pour into collins glasses, and garnish with fresh strawberry and basil leaves.
Recipe courtesy of BACARDI® Mixers.
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