It may be September, but that doesn’t mean summer is over! It's still officially summer until September 23, and if the weather forecast has anything to say about it—it's supposed to feel like get super hot in some areas of the country this week—we'll be soaking up the sun until the very last minute.
Which is actually a pretty great thing! It's common knowledge that summer in Canada is magic. From fun vibes and pretty terrasses to beautiful weather and epic festivals, we do summer right every single year!
And, of course, this year was no different. Although summer 2019 might be inching to a close on the outside... Well, we can always keep summer alive in our hearts. And in our drinks.
BACARDÍ has concocted five fresh summer cocktails curated specifically to keep the vibes alive no matter what season you're in. And although sipping on these tasty and simple-to-make creations at home won't replace swaying to the music at BACARDÍ Bay at Montreal's Osheaga or Ilesoniq, BC's FVDED In The Park or Cavendish Beach Music Festival in PEI, it just proves that no matter where you are, you can make summer's vibes last forever with the right tools!
With headliners Zedd, Khalid, Tory Lanez, and French Montana, FVDED brought some of the coolest names in EDM and hip hop to B.C. Keep these vibes going all year long with the BACARDÍ Coconut & Pineapple.
BACARDÍ Coconut & Pineapple
What you need:
- 1 part BACARDÍ Coconut Rum- 4 parts pineapple juice- Lemon wedge for garnish
Mix ingredients over ice and voila! Yep, this one is that easy and, not to mention, super tasty. It pretty much epitomizes summer island vibes, and hey, we’re all for that no matter the time of year. Just don’t forget to bust out the leis.
If you’re looking to keep the country vibes of Cavendish Beach Music Festival alive, make the BACARDÍ Oakheart & Ginger.
BACARDÍ Oakheart & Ginger
What you need:
- 1 part BACARDÍ Oakheart Spiced Rum- 4 parts ginger ale- Lemon or lime wedge for garnish
Give it a quick stir and a shake before pouring it over ice—this drink is perfect for those who prefer their cocktails with a kick. It’s slightly spicy with a sweet hint of caramel and vanilla. In other words: all things delicious!
Still dreaming of The Lumineers’ performance at Osheaga 2019? Us too. Relive the musical memories with a sip of the BACARDÍ Summer Sounds Cocktail.
BACARDÍ Summer Sounds Cocktail
What you need:- 1 part BACARDÍ Superior Rum- 3 parts pink lemonade- 3 parts soda water- 6-8 mint leaves for garnish- 1-2 raspberries for garnish
Stir and serve over ice, and top with one or two raspberries for an extra bit of summertime flair. Seriously, guys, this cocktail is totally Insta-worthy. In fact, it's so pretty you may be tempted to just sit there and stare. No, but seriously, take a sip (and make another!).
If you loved the electric vibes at Ilesonîq Music Festival, make the BACARDÍ Limonade.
What you need:- 1 part BACARDÍ Limon Rum- 4 parts lemonade- Lemon wedge for garnish
Make this A-rated lemonade simply by shaking it up and pouring it over ice. And by “shake” we mean crank up your favourite tunes and bust out your best moves ‘cause this summer cocktail recipe is one part thirst-quencher and two parts party-pleaser.
BACARDÍ El Coco
What you need:
- 1 part BACARDÍ Limon Rum- 1 part orange juice- 1 part cranberry juice- 1 part ginger ale- 1 part coconut water- Lemon wedge for garnish
Mix the ingredients over ice, sit back, and enjoy a sweet sunset with this flavourful cocktail. If this beachin’ drink doesn’t help you seas the summer (and other cheesy yet seasonally appropriate puns), we don’t know what will. Plus, if dinner and drinks is your jam, this one serves well with pretty much everything. In fact, why not make it the main course?
Now that we've sufficiently whet your palate for all things BACARDÍ, make the best of the last days of summer while jamming to the #SoundofRum with these five easy-to-make cocktails!