Classic Mojito

This traditional Cuban cocktail is perfect when relaxing on the beach or for now in Puerto Backyardia!


2 oz. White Rum

½ fresh lime

12 fresh mint leaves

2 tsp. sugar (less/more to taste)

Splash of soda water

Crushed ice

Sprig of fresh mint (garnish)

  • Put the four lime wedges into a glass, then add the sugar and mint leaves and muddle (squish everything together) to release the lime juice
  • Half fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the Bacardi Carta Blanca. Stir the mix together until the sugar dissolves
  • Top up with crushed ice, a splash of the soda water and garnish it with a sprig of mint

*** A unique twist on this classic......Substitute the white rum for your favorite coconut rum, and use cranberry juice instead of soda water.I had this version on a trip to Jamaica once and it’s absolutely delish!

Bob Marley

The name says it all. Don’t worry, about a thing…..Irie Mon!


2 oz. white rum

½ oz. Blue Curacao

4 oz. strawberry daiquiri mix

3 oz. chopped mango

1 ½ oz. sweet and sour mix

  • cups ice
  • First, start by making the red portion of the drink by combining 1 oz. light rum, 4 oz. strawberry daiquiri mix and 1 cup of ice in a blender. Mix ingredients and pour into the bottom of the glass.

  • Next you will need to combine 1 oz. of rum, 3 oz. of chopped mango, 1 ½ oz. of sweet and sour mix and one cup of ice in a blender. Mix ingredients together to create the yellow portion of the drink. Pour only half of the mixture into the glass.
  • Take the remaining drink mixture and blend with ½ oz. of blue curacao to create the green portion of the drink. Pour into the glass.

Pina Colada

The signature drink of Puerto Rico…… who couldn’t use a little “Escape” right now!


1 ½ cup ice

½ cup diced pineapple, frozen

2 oz. pineapple juice

2 oz. coconut cream

1½ oz. white rum

1 oz. dark rum

Fresh pineapple slices (garnish)

  • Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and frosty.
  • Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

Bahama Mama

This classic cocktail from Bahamas is now a favorite across the Caribbean. Rumor has it this drink became popular during the prohibition when the Bahamas were used as a rum smuggling base.Try this recipe in the blender for an extra frosty treat!


1 oz. White Rum

1 oz. Coconut Rum

½ oz. Dark Rum

2 oz. Orange Juice

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

  • Fill a hurricane glass with ice and pour in white rum, coconut rum, dark rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
  • Add a splash of grenadine.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Frozen Margarita

This favorite from Mexico has been the subject of many a good story and song…..its 5 o’clock somewhere right?


1 oz. Tequila

½ oz. Triple Sec Liqueur

½ oz. lime juice


1 cup Ice

  • Put ice and all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for approx. 20 seconds.
  • Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass before rolling the rim in salt.
  • Pour mixture into glass and enjoy!
  • Try substituting the ice for frozen strawberries. A delicious twist on the classic Margarita!


Straight from Sammy Hagar’s bar, The Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. One of my all-time favorites!But be careful, this one sneaks up on you!


1 oz. Cabo WaboTequila

½ oz. Damiana liqueur (if you cannot get this, just use more orange liqueur)

12 oz. orange liqueur

12 oz. ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

splash Blue Curacao


Lime peel (garnish)

  • Pour tequila, Damiana, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a shaker and fill with ice (Sammy officially says "Mucho Ice").
  • Shake it up until ice cold
  • Pour into a chilled, salt rimmed martini glass.
  • Drop in lime peel.
  • Finish with a splash of Blue Curacao.

*Tip – slowly pour the Blue Curacao down the side of the glass to get the layered look

** If you can’t find Cabo Wabo Tequila where you live, that is very unfortunate, but you can substitute it with another tequila if need be!