Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bacardi U.S.A. And The USO Celebrate The Troops With "Salute to Summer's Best 60 Second Cocktails!"

With backyard parties and picnics in the park in full swing, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. and the USO encourage Americans to take a moment from their summer entertaining to toast the U.S. troops. Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. and the USO introduce the “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktails” program, which gives consumers simple cocktail and grilling recipes to take the stress out of entertaining. The program also provides American citizens with an easy way to support and remember our military heroes at home and abroad while celebrating this summer.

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. has committed to donate $75,000 to the USO at the onset of summer, with consumers (21+) able to increase the total donation amount to a maximum of $100,000 through their participation in the program via the “60 Second Cocktails” Facebook fan page. Each time a new fan of the program joins the “60 Second Cocktails” Facebook fan page, Bacardi U.S.A. will increase its donation to the USO by $1. The fan page will host an online copy of the program recipe book, additional recipe information and interactive mixology videos.

Celebrated chef and former soldier John Besh and mixologist and former soldier Bryan Stowe create easy summer entertaining recipes and cocktails that encourage Americans to give back to the troops while celebrating this summer.

Here are two sample 60 Second Cocktail recipes to get you started -

GREY GOOSE® Fresh Berry Lemonade

1 ½ parts GREY GOOSE Vodka
Fresh-squeezed lemonade
5 raspberries
1 tsp. sugar
Directions: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries with sugar. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Top with GREY GOOSE vodka and lemonade. Present with raspberries and a lemon.


½ part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
3 parts club soda
Directions: Pour first three ingredients into a Collins glass with ice and stir. Add more ice, top with club soda and stir well once more. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

It only takes 60 seconds to make a cocktail, 10 minutes to pair it with a gourmet meal and only 1 second to gain access to it all! Show your support for our troops by checking it out and becoming a fan of the “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail” Facebook page.

No compensation was received for this post. It is a public service message posted to help spread the word about the "Salute To Summer's Best 60 Second Cocktails" program in conjunction with Bacardi U.S.A.,Inc. and The USO.


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