With the holiday season in full swing, come with it the standard holiday cocktails: spiked eggnog, hot toddies and various peppermint-flavored mixtures.

This time around, celebrate another remarkable year gone by and toast to your loved ones with a cocktail unlike any other. The BACARDI Ocho Nieves is a standout cocktail, incorporating some of the season’s favorite flavors by using unique ingredients.

The cocktail begins with a longtime rum-drinkers favorite: BACARDI Gran Reserva Ocho Años, a super-premium mixing rum, and is then complemented by unusual liqueurs including Cacao Prieto, which provides a rich chocolate flavor, and Sorel, a sweetened, wheat-based spirit which combines Moroccan Hibiscus, Nigerian ginger and Brazilian clove.

Finally, Maraschino liqueur rounds out the drink with a subtle bitter almond flavor and is followed by a brandy cherry for an elegant garnish.

Chilled Drink of the Week: Bacardi Ocho Nieves

Chilled Drink of the Week: Bacardi Ocho Nieves

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BACARDI Ocho Nieves


  • 2 parts BACARDI Gran Reserva Ocho Años
  • 1/2 part Cacao Prieto
  • 1/4 part Sorel Liqueur
  • 1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
  • Brandy Cherry

Preparation: Stir until very cold and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with brandy cherry.