If you like sweet tarts this one is for you….
Notes: Most of our notes on Bacardi can be found here.
Bacardi offers a variety of rums of various ages and price points along with a long ( and sometimes frightening) list of flavored rums.They include this the white , Gold, Anejo , Havana Club (arguably, see above)and the Solera in the unflavored line and Big Apple, Limón, Coconut, Dragonberry, Grand Melon, O, Peach, Razz, and Mojito in the flavored line. Not to mention various premixed and ready to drink concoctions – some of which actually contain rum others a malt alcohol or none at all depending on the product or in some cases, country.
This is part of a new series of diet ready to drink fluids. Why they call this a Bacardi Classic Cocktail is quite beyond my comprehension a Light Strawberry Daiquiri ? Really ?
Well anyway on with the review…
In this case it actually does contain some Bacardi Rum, along with a mix of natural flavors, certified colors,caramel and artificial sweeteners. This products claim to fame is 95 calories per serving.
Bacardi combines this taste with strawberry flavoring to come up with the Dragonberry rum . Much better name and concept than a strawberry flavored rum – much more exotic and manly sounding.
Appearance: A somewhat translucent pink color with a certain amount of cloudiness to it
First Impression: Strawberries, strawberry chemical flavored candy with waxy notes, and sweet green and slightly spicy notes to it with whispers of lime
Taste: Strawberry, citrus, tropical fruit candy and the chemical tang of artificial sweeteners of unknown type . Sickly, chemical strawberry aftertaste with a vaguely unsettling mouthfeel like you have been eating those compressed chemical powder pellets called sweet tarts in liquid form. I hate to think what would happen if you drank too much of this . . .
Drinks: Not designed to be mixed. It is a Ready to Drink to be served over ice. Think of it as a party sized bottle of the stuff that usually comes in 6 packs or in foil pouches
Cigars: Swisher Sweets.
Bottle: Clear glass with applied labels and screw cap opening.
Other : Refrigerate and chill before opening or you will regret it even more. Also refrigerate after opening – and try to keep it out of the hands of children who may be attracted to the fast and color thinking it is some kiddie juice.
Final Thoughts: Think tropical gummi bears and sweet tarts. Not for a serious rum drinker. This is one of those concoctions out there for people who love sweet, fruity, candylike alcohol for a cheap price. I’m not saying the underage, but people with similar tastes to the underage. While not completely awful, it is far too fake tasting. Also expensive for what it is. Buy a bottle of rum, a few pieces of fruit and make your own.
Web site: http://www.bacardi.com