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Spooky Drinks

Bacardi, ‘The Rum of the Bat,’ gives delicious recipes and creative tips for a spooktacular soiree this Halloween.  Get the skinny right here.

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 26 — Just in time for Halloween, BACARDI, the world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum and the world’s most awarded rum, is providing delicious drink recipes and creative entertaining tips to throw the spookiest at-home celebration this October 31st.

Hosting the perfect at-home Halloween gathering begins with a ghoulish invitation. Invite friends to your spooktacular soiree by creating an invitation that will grab their attention from the start. Get creative by visiting your local craft store to pick up festive and seasonal items to include on the invite like spooky stickers, fake leaves and orange and brown confetti. Make sure that you use your imagination and plenty of hair-raising vocabulary.

Set the mood in your haunted lair by carving pumpkins and illuminating them with flameless candles. The light from the candles will cast eerie shadows, creating a spooky ambiance. Drape cobwebs in door frames, hang black bats from the ceiling and scatter small plastic spiders throughout the room. These items can be purchased at your local party store. Create a tablescape that resembles a mad-scientist’s laboratory to serve delicious and savory treats.  Fill a bucket with dry ice to create a spooky ambiance and load up the table with frightening themed finger foods and creepy concoctions.  Be sure to offer seasonal favorites such as caramel apple dip, roasted pumpkin seeds and candy corn. Enhance the mood of the party with thrilling music – a mix of scary sounds and traditional party tunes to maximize the Halloween energy.

A Halloween party is not complete without a variety of spooky Halloween themed cocktails. Impress your guests (21+) by showing off your creativity and creating eerie and festive cocktails. Try the BACARDI Bat Bite Shot Drink, BACARDI Zombie, BACARDI O Scream or the BACARDI Scorpion cocktails. Not only are these cocktails delicious and original, but they are fun to make.

The best part of a Halloween party can be a costume contest. Encourage your guests to dress up in their scariest attire and entice them with a prize for best and most original costume. Use a pumpkin pail or spooky cauldron as a ballot box and allow the party-goers to choose their favorite costume. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and share them with your guests following the celebration.

Enjoy the spookiest night of the year with BACARDI, the “rum of the bat.”  For more information and additional cocktail recipes, please visit www.BACARDI.com.

BACARDI ZOMBIE

3 1/3 parts BACARDI Superior Rum
1 part grenadine
1 part triple sec
2 parts sweet and sour mix
2 parts orange juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into tall glass.
Float small portion BACARDI® Select Rum. Garnish with fresh fruit.

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BACARDI O SCREAM

1 part BACARDI O Flavored Rum
4 parts Cream Soda

Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with orange wedge.

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BACARDI SCORPION

2 parts BACARDI Superior Rum
1 part Cognac
2 parts Fresh Orange Juice
1/2 art Orgeat Syrup
1 part fresh lemon juice
Cubed Ice
Sprig of mint to garnish

Pour all the ingredients (except the garnish) into a shaker.
Throw in some ice and give it a good shake.
Strain into a highball or Collins glass half-full of ice.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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BACARDI BAT BITE SHOT DRINK

3 parts BACARDI Superior Rum
1 part Raspberry Liqueur
2 parts Cranberry Juice

Mix together in a shaker with ice and strain into a shot drink glass.

About BACARDI Rums

In 1862, in Santiago de Cuba, BACARDI revolutionized the spirits industry when founder Don Facundo Bacardi began producing his remarkable light-bodied, smooth rum – BACARDI, the world’s favorite premium rum brand. Today, BACARDI Rum is produced in Puerto Rico, following the production legacy set forth by Don Facundo – crafted in a five step distillation process, aged in American white oak barrels, and filtered five times for unparalleled quality and smoothness.

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI rum, the  world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE vodka, the  world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands.

For additional information:

Cortney Silverman, Senior Account Executive
Corbin-Hillman Communications (212) 246-3586 / cortney@corbinpr.com
Joe Gerbino, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
BACARDI U.S.A., Inc.
(305) 573-8600 ext. 1421 / jgerbino@bacardi.com