You can brush glazes and marinades on your grilling ingredients, but a great way to add flavor from the inside out is to infuse wooden skewers with flavor before using them in your recipe. Infused skewers can be used to enhance the flavor of raw ingredients like fruits, grilled meats and vegetables.
There are all kinds of liquids that can be used to infuse skewers, but for really unique flavor combinations consider using your favorite Bacardi classic cocktails as the infusing liquid. The cocktails will add a pop of flavor to grilled chicken and fish or a skewer of ripe summer fruit. Be sure to allow the ingredients to be on the skewers for about two hours before serving to give the flavor time to be absorbed.
How to make infused skewers
It can be a little unnerving to combine the classic cocktails with your protein course at first. After all, does mojito really complement pork? Be confident and remember that the infused skewers will give off a delicate flavor, not an overwhelming one.
Pina Colada will add a mellow, tropical flavor to a variety of ingredients.
Mojito has a fresh, sharp flavor from the mint and lime. It is delicious with any of the following ingredients:
Strawberry daiquiri has a fresh, fruity flavor that brings sweetness to almost anything.
For a quick dessert, alternate strawberries and cubes of angel food cake on the strawberry infused skewers.
Strawberry daiquiri shrimp skewer appetizer
Yields 12 appetizers
While this recipe chills in the refrigerator, the flavor from the skewers seeps into the ingredients. This flavor is intensified by a fresh dipping sauce made with the strawberry daiquiri. If you will be serving to the under-21 crowd, you can bring the daiquiri to a boil and then let it cool before using it. The alcohol will dissipate.
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