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8 Unexpected Twists On Your Favorite Mixed Drinks

Feeling a little stuck with your classic go-to drinks? Burst out of the ordinary with these bold recipes, courtesy of Bacardi.

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What a great way to make sure you're getting all of your greens, right?! This spicy variation of the original Mojito will really test your cojones. Just mix:

1.5 oz Bacardi Rum





In a mixing glass, add the 8-12 mint leaves, 2 lime wedges, 3-4 slices of jalapeños, ice and muddle just enough to release the mint oil. Add the rum, the ice, then top with soda. Garnish and enjoy!

Holding one of these bad boys will make you feel like a warrior. And yes, Blood Orange Daiquiris taste as vicious as they look. Shake together:

1 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice

2 oz Bacardi Rum

1/2 oz Lime Juice

1/2 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Garnish: Blood Orange Slice or Twist

Put the blood orange juice, rum, lime, and cinnamon simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain and pour over ice.

As if Bloody Marys weren't delicious enough, make yours even better with BACON:

1 1/2 oz Bacon Flavored Vodka

4 oz Tomato Juice

1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 to 2 Dashes of Hot Sauce

Juice of Half a Lemon

1/2 Tsp Dried Ground Horseradish

1 Slice of Cooked Bacon

1 Celery Stalk

A Sprinkle of Seasoned Salt and Fresh Ground Black Bepper

Various Pickled Vegetables, If Desired

Fill a shaker with ice and remaining ingredients. Shake, pour and add bacon and vegetables.

This drink adds an artisanal twist to the classic Dark And Stormy:

For the Rhubarb Syrup:

2 Cups Chopped Rhubarb

1 Cup Water

2 Tbsp Sugar

For the cocktail:

1 1/2 oz Dark Bacardi Rum

1 1/2 oz Rhubarb Syrup

2 oz Ginger Beer

1/2 Lime, Cut Into 2 Pieces

Fill a glass with ice, squeezing one piece of the lime into the glass. Add rum, 1 1/2 ounces rhubarb syrup, and ginger beer. Stir gently, garnish with remaining lime.

Add things like peppercorns and ginger to spice up your Mint Julep:

8 - 10 Mint Leaves

2 Heaping Tbsp Chopped Pineapple

2 Tbsp Ginger Syrup (Include Peppercorns)

2 oz (1/4 cup) Bourbon

3 Tbsp Pineapple Juice, Or More To Taste

Mint Springs and Pineapple Wedges, for Garnish

Muddle together the mint, pineapple, and ginger syrup at the bottom of a julep cup. Then fill the glass halfway with finely crushed ice. Pour the whiskey over the ice, next adding pineapple juice, followed by more ice. Garnish with pineapple and mint.

A favorite amongst coffee drinkers and bowling enthusiasts, the White Russian can be amped up with this spicy, cinnamon twist:

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani brown sugar cinnamon syrup

2 Tbsp (1 oz) Vodka

1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Coffee Liqueur

1/4 Cup (2 oz) Half & Half

Pour the coffee liqueur, vodka, and brown sugar cinnamon syrup in a glass. Place in the ice and top with half & half.

Inspired by "¡Vivimos!"

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