I’ve never consumed drinks in real Tiki Glasses before so the launch of Casa Barcardi at Ritz Carlton Toronto was a real treat. Held at the DEQ Lounge, tucked away from busy Wellington Street, is generally a very nice patio. The Ritz Carlton and Bacardi partnered up last year to create Casa Barcadi which features a menu of signature Bacardi mojitos and exotic cocktails for hotel guests and DEQ Lounge visitors to enjoy. The drinks are a seasonal offering and Casa Barcardi runs from June to September.
The crowd indulged in signature cocktails created by Bacardi mixologist Trevor Burnett. I had a Mojito and Barcadi Missionary’s Downfall (pictured above). Tiki glasses are so amazing. The different Tiki glasses making their way around the patio enchanted me. When I got home, I went a little Tiki crazy and decided to start researching where to buy them. Then, I fell down the Pinterest hole and followed a number of different Tiki Boards and even created my own Tiki Mug Pinterest Board.
Here’s a photo of me at with Catherine Nugent and Barbara Hershenhorn. I’m wearing Dries Van Noten pants, Nine West Shoes, Blazer and sleeveless shirt by JACOB. You can see more photos from the event over at The CDaily.
After the event, I received some of Trevor’s signature cocktails so I’m sharing the recipes with you. All you need is a stocked bar and your own Tiki glasses. Check out Bacardi mixologist Trevor Burnett’s Casa Baradi’s Signature Cocktails after the jump
Barcadi Deq Signature Mai Tai
2 oz Barcadi Superior rum
Â½ oz Barcadi AÃ± ejo rum
Â½ oz Drambuie
Â½ oz Grenadine
Â½ oz Orgeat
1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
Â½ oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Mint sprig
Add all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until ice cubes are no longer visible. Pour into Mai Tai glass and garnish with mint sprig.
Barcadi Missionary’s Downfall
2Â½ oz Barcadi Superior rum
Â½ oz Barcadi 151 rum
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Â½ cup Whole, fresh sprigs of mint
Â½ cup Fresh pineapple
1Â½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz Honey syrup (equal parts honey to water)
2 cups Crushed ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until ice cubes are no longer visible. Pour into Tiki glass and garnish with mint sprig and straw.
Barcadi Rum Julep
2 oz Barcadi 8 rum
Â¼ oz Maple syrup
Â¼ oz Peach Schnapps
8 Large mint leaves
Add mint, maple syrup and Barcadi 8 rum into a Julep cup and stir well, making sure to bruise the mint with the bar spoon, while working the leaves up the side of the walls. Fill the glass with crushed ice and drizzle Peach Schnapps over top. Add more crushed ice. Garnish with a straw and a healthy bouquet of mint.
Barcadi Flight Of The Bat â€“ Vuelo Del MurciÃ©lago
Â¾ oz Barcadi Gold rum
Â¾ oz Barcadi A Ã± ejo rum
Â¾ oz Barcadi 8 rum
3 pieces Salted dark chocolate
3 pieces Fresh coconut
Pour each rum into separate shot glasses. Pair with salted dark chocolate and fresh coconut and enjoy.
images: me, courtesy of Barcadi Canada