I don't really drink these days but, the screaming children and summertime thunderstorms just may drive me to it. I know some of you rascals out there are party people though. But, even if you are a non-alcoholic beverage such as myself, keep reading because there are some great recipes in here too.

So, because I like to pass along some great info to enable the drinking of others.

And because I like anything that salutes our awesome military personnel.

Here you have it. A really cool promo from Bacardi that I was just given the head's up about.

BACARDI USA’s “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail Program"
, an initiative launched by BACARDI, USA in association with the USO. In honor of the program, celebrity chef John Besh and celebrity mixologist Bryan Stowe have created an exquisite new menu of cocktails and grilled dishes that utilize the delicious flavor of Bacardi products. Besh and Stowe, both former Marines, prove that cooking and mixing cocktails can be a great way to give back this summer!

The “60 Second Cocktail” recipes are simple yet creative, and pair fresh, natural ingredients with flavorful BACARDI products. Recipes include a GREY GOOSE Fresh Berry Lemonade, a BACARDI Limon Iced Tea, a DEWAR’S Callaway Cocktail, and more—all of which can be made in under 60 seconds with easy to find ingredients. Besh’s recipes use BACARDI products on the grill to create meals that can be made in the blink of an eye and are sure to impress friends and family. The “60 Second Cocktails” guide features Besh’s healthy, original grilling recipes, easily prepared in under 10 minutes. Recipes such as the Grilled Chicken Breast with Tequila CAZADORES Reposado Lime Glaze or the Grilled Flank Steak with Louisiana Peach and GREY GOOSE Citron Glaze pair perfectly with the featured spirits to draw out natural flavors while adding an extra kick.

BACARDI, USA 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 BACARDI, USA 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, all of which you are free to the public.

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!

All of you should head over to become a fan of the “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktail” Facebook page HERE. Get some cool recipes, hook up with Bacardi and get "in the know" and it's for a really good cause!

Put down that drink, you lush, and go hit up Bacardi on Facebook!

Grilled Flank Steak with Louisiana Peach and GREY GOOSE® Citron Glaze

Serves 6


3 pounds flank steak

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 shallot, minced

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 1/4 cup over ripe peaches, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon sambal chili paste

1/2 cup GREY GOOSE Citron Flavored Vodka

1/4 cup sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small sauce pan cook the canola oil, shallot, garlic and ginger over medium heat until the shallot becomes translucent but not brown.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil on high, before removing and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Season flank steak with salt and pepper. Coat with olive oil and grill over medium heat. Cook until rare or desired temperature.
  4. Slice flank steak thin and serve with glaze.