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{Easy Breezy} Classic American Party with Bacardi

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spinach cantaloupe salad with mint recipe

I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, filled with items like “mug” style mason jar glasses, a red & white gingham check table runner, royal blue place mats, wood+ceramic salad servers, iron tea light holders, and a super cool rattan 3-part server (pictured below).


Since the whole point of pour-and-serve Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light is to be stress-free and easy, I chose to focus on a simple and stress-free approach to the “Classic American Party” theme as well. In addition to a quick centerpiece idea, I’m going to share a super easy (and healthy!) Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint recipe with you today, which pairs perfectly with the Mojito flavor of Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light. Here’s a peek at how the Mojitos look served over ice in the mason jar mugs:



And here’s a super easy centerpiece idea featuring these same adorable glass mugs, simply filled with blueberries and DIY paper flowers. (I’m posting a tutorial for these paper flowers on Friday!)

easy mason jar centerpiece idea

mason jar mug centerpiece


I really love the (Pottery Barn) 3-part rattan serving dish that included in the party pack! It’s filled with store-bought gourmet crackers here to accompany the Spinach Salad:

And speaking of the spinach salad, here’s the recipe…


spinach cantaloupe salad with mint


{serves 4}

– 8 cups fresh spinach leaves
– 2 cups sliced cantaloupe
– 2 cups sliced avocado
– 1 cup diced red bell pepper
– 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

Sonny and I like to just use our favorite store-bought Light Balsamic Vinaigrette with this salad (once again, keeping things easy!), but you can also make the recommended homemade Mint Dressing with these ingredients:
– 1 tablespoon mint apple jelly
– 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
– 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 clove garlic, minced



bacardi classic light mojitos in mason jars

bacardi classic cocktails light mojito



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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Bacardi via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bacardi.

BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is a new line of low calorie, ready to serve cocktails. At less than 95 calories for a 4-ounce serving, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is available in Pina Colada and Mojito flavors and is made with natural flavors, real juice and pure cane sugar. Whether enjoying a favorite cocktail after a long day or throwing a party, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails deliver classic cocktail taste that’s a hit with friends, won’t add inches to your waistline and won’t take all day to prepare.


  1. Lisa White August 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    This is such a cute idea i would love to host this party!

  2. Windy City Novelties August 2, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Looks super delicious and great for an Olympics party!!

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