Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge, Ritz Carlton Toronto

Tiki Glasses
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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.

Tiki time at Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge
Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge

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.

Tiki time at Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge
Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge

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.

Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge
Casa Barcardi at DEQ Lounge

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
Barcadi Deq Signature Mai Tai

Barcadi Deq Signature Mai Tai
Ingredients
2 oz Barcadi Superior rum
½ oz Barcadi Añ ejo rum
½ oz Drambuie
½ oz Grenadine
½ oz Orgeat
1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
½ oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Mint sprig

Method
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
Barcadi Missionary’s Downfall

Barcadi Missionary’s Downfall
Ingredients
2½ oz Barcadi Superior rum
½ oz Barcadi 151 rum
1 oz Peach Schnapps
½ cup Whole, fresh sprigs of mint
½ cup Fresh pineapple
1½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz Honey syrup (equal parts honey to water)
2 cups Crushed ice

Method
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
Barcadi Rum Julep

Barcadi Rum Julep
Ingredients
2 oz Barcadi 8 rum
¼ oz Maple syrup
¼ oz Peach Schnapps
8 Large mint leaves

Method
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 – Vuelo Del Murciélago
Barcadi Flight Of The Bat – Vuelo Del Murciélago

Barcadi Flight Of The Bat – Vuelo Del Murciélago
Ingredients
¾ oz Barcadi Gold rum
¾ oz Barcadi A ñ ejo rum
¾ oz Barcadi 8 rum
3 pieces Salted dark chocolate
3 pieces Fresh coconut

Method
Pour each rum into separate shot glasses. Pair with salted dark chocolate and fresh coconut and enjoy.

images: me, courtesy of Barcadi Canada

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.