Friday, July 16, 2010

Bacardi, USA and the USO Salute to Summer's Best 60 Second Cocktails!

It is a heat advisory here in Arizona right now and will continue to be for the next few days.  Even with the forcast of some thundershowers it is still a heat advisory.  Why not cool off with some tasty BACARDI!?!  Going on now is BACARDI USA’s “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail Program,” an initiative launched by BACARDI, USA in association with the USO.  In addition, celebrity chef John Besh and celebrity mixologist Bryan Stowe have created a new menu of cocktails and grilled dishes that utilize the delicious flavor of Bacardi products. 

The “60 Second Cocktail” recipes are simple and creative that take only 60 seconds to prepare and they use BACARDI products.  The best part is that BACARDI, USA has committed to donate $75,000 to the USO at the onset of summer, with consumers (21+) able to increase the total donation amount to a maximum of $100,000 through their participation in the program via the “60 Second Cocktails” Facebook fan page. Each time a new fan of the program joins the “60 Second Cocktails BACARDI, USA will increase its donation to the USO by $1.  Become a fan today and help increase the donation.
Here are a couple of recipes that sound great to me:

GREY GOOSE® Fresh Berry Lemonade

1 ½ parts GREY GOOSE Vodka
Fresh-squeezed lemonade
5 raspberries
1 tsp. sugar

Directions: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries with sugar. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Top with GREY GOOSE vodka and lemonade. Present with raspberries and a lemon.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Tequila CAZADORES® Reposado Lime Glaze
Serves 6

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
4 tablespoons Vietnamese fish sauce
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 clove fresh garlic, peeled
2-3 teaspoons sambal chili paste
3 tablespoons Tequila CAZADORES Reposado
6 boneless chicken breasts
1 lime, zested
Combine wine vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, garlic, sambal, and Tequila CAZADORES Reposado into a food processor and puree for a moment or so with 1/2 cup water. Do not worry about straining the sauce. Reserve about 1 cup of sauce.

Marinate chicken breast in remaining glaze for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and grill on a preheated grill over medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side.

Top with grated lemon zest and serve with a side the glaze.

Become a fan of  “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail” page today and help BACARDI, USA donate to the USO!  Plus you can donload the book for yourself and find even more great recipes.

I was not paid or compensated for this post.  The opinions expressed are that of my own and not influenced by anyone else. 

1 comment:

  1. Yum! The GREY GOOSE® Fresh Berry Lemonade sounds great. I am not a big tequila drinker... I just keep a bottle to add to my pie crust. Lol. But, I love a good berry mixed drink. Or I did, once upon a long time ago.