Shake things up—literally—at your next gathering, by making cocktails. PIck up some Baileys, Patron Tequila, Tanqueray and Bacardi, plus ice and some fresh fruit juices, and you'll have the essentials for a party this month.
The Pomegranate Margarita is a festive party drink, and if you're looking for a gift idea, pick up a bottle of the limited-edition 2019 Patron Mexican Heritage tin. It features artwork by Mexican street artist Smithe. He sourced ideas from traditional Mexican embroidery and art to create this cool collectible that he says was "inspired by a party, the experiences and the energy that you feel in the Mexican night."
Chill rocks glass by placing in refrigerator/freezer or by filling with ice water and setting aside for 5 minutes (optional). Cut 1 lime in half crosswise, then squeeze the 2 halves of lime into a cup and set aside. Note: 1 lime will yield approximately 1 oz fresh lime juice – you will need 0.75 oz per cocktail.
Measure and add all ingredients (except for garnish) into cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Remove rocks glass from fridge/freezer or if using water, empty the glass. Add fresh ice to rocks glass, then strain contents of shaker into rocks glass. Garnish with a dehydrated (or fresh) lime wheel placed directly into the glass. Serves one.
Founder Don Facundo's original rum recipe inspired the team at Bacardi to come up with the golden rum that is the Bacardi Cuatro. It was aged for four years—hence the word "Cuatro," which means four in Spanish—and it has lovely notes of honey, vanilla and spice.