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Drink like Fergie with a Bacardi V.I.Pea

Fergie and hubbie Josh Duhamel (with water, not a V.I.Pea) at Beta.
Fergie and hubbie Josh Duhamel (with water, not a V.I.Pea) at Beta.
Soren McCarty

If you're Fergie, and your 34th birthday lands on the 22nd show of the Black Eyed Peas E.N.D. world tour, which happens to be in Denver, how do you celebrate?

With a Bacardi V.I.Pea, which was served at the VIP after-party at Beta.

Fergie celebrated her birthday at a post-concert bash.
Fergie celebrated her birthday at a post-concert bash.
Soren McCarty

Bacardi, which is the sponsor of the tour, created the V.I.Pea at the start of the tour; it's undergone a few smart tweaks since it was introduced a few months ago. Here's the current version served -- and served, and served -- at Beta Saturday night:

BACARDI V.I.PEA

2 parts Bacardi Superior 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tsp Black Sugar (Fortnum & Mason) 1 dash egg white

Put all ingredients into a shaker, stir until the sugar has dissolved. Fill with cubed or crushed ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled or frozen coupette or cocktail glass.

Garnish with four dried black-eyed peas.

(For the record, the original recipe called for Domaine De Canton Ginger liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of ginger ale; the current V.I. Pea is a definite improvement.)


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