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Just because the 4th is over, doesn’t mean the festivities don’t stop. Well, noticing that I am not solely about brew and I write my Bartender’s Page ever month for Jezebel Magazine, the legendary Hard Rock sent me some awesome cocktail recipes we can mix and get our sip on at home!
Easy to make, based mostly with Bacardi product, and mouthwatering at their mention, try out your mixology skills and serve these concoctions in 16-ounce mason jars for the added effect of southern nostalgia! Oh, and if you want to taste how the professionals do it, hit up a Hard Rock and demand everything from the Black Cherry Frozen Lemonade to the alcohol-free Summertime Blues. I am sure they will be happy to oblige.
Here we go straight from the source:
Black Cherry Frozen Lemonade
Hard Rock’s Description: A mix of Bacardi Cherry, Chambord, Black Cherry Real, Hard Rock’s house-made lemonade and fresh lime juice, garnished with a cherry and lemon wedge
2 oz black cherry puree
2 oz lemonade
1 ½ oz Bacardi Cherry
½ oz Chambord Liqueur
½ oz fresh lime juice
2 oz Black Cherry Real
1 lemon wedge for garnish
1 cherry for garnish
Blend all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry. Enjoy!
Hard Rock’s Description: A mix of Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Black, Cointreau, lemon juice, Monin Pomegranate, grenadine and bitters, garnished with a sugar cane stick and mint leaves dusted in powdered sugar
1 oz Bacardi Gold
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz Bacardi Black
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz Monin Pomegranate
½ oz grenadine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
4 Mint leaves for garnish, dusted in powdered sugar
1 sugar cane stick for garnish
Mix Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Black, Cointreau, Monin Pomegranate, grenadine and bitters, and lemon juice in a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a sugar cane stick and mint leaves dusted in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Hard Rock’s Description: A mix of Bacardi Raspberry Rum, DeKuyper Crème de Banana, Midori Melon Liqueur and Hard Rock’s house-made Pina Colada, garnished with a cherry
4 oz Pina Colada Mix
1 oz Bacardi Raspberry Rum
1 oz Midori Melon Liqueur (1/2 oz in bottom of mason jar / 1/2 oz as a float)
½ oz DeKuyper Crème de Banana
1 cherry for garnish
Add 1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur to the bottom of the mason jar. Blend together other ingredients with ice and pour over the Midori. Float the remaining ½ oz Midori on top and garnish with a speared cherry. Enjoy!
Hard Rock’s Description: A mix of Bacardi Orange, Hard Rock’s house-made lemonade and Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer, garnished with an orange wedge
2 oz Lemonade
1/2 oz Bacardi Orange Rum
1 bottle of Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer
1 orange wedge for garnish
Fill mason jar with ice, lemonade and rum, and top with Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer. Garnish with a speared orange wedge. Enjoy!
Hard Rock’s Description: A mix of Torres De Costa Rosado, Bacardi Orange, tropical juices and club soda, topped with fresh blueberries, lemon wedges and strawberry slices
3 oz Torres De Costa Rose Wine
2 lemon wedges
1 oz Bacardi Orange Rum
1 strawberry hulled and quartered
1 can of club soda
1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz mango juice
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz orange juice
Add wine, rum, blueberries, lemon wedges and strawberry slices to mason jar, over ice. Top with club soda and enjoy!
Summertime Blues (alcohol free)
Hard Rock’s Description: A mocktail mix of Blueberry Real, fresh blueberries, mint, Hard Rock’s house-made lemonade and Red Bull Yellow Edition, garnished with fresh blueberries
4 mint Leaves
1 oz lemonade
1 oz blueberry puree
1 can of Red Bull Yellow Edition
Mix blueberries, mint leaves, lemonade and blueberry puree in a shaker with ice. Add to mason jar and top with Red Bull Yellow Edition. Stir to combine ingredients and garnish with two speared blueberries. Enjoy!