Bacardi rum is an excellent cocktail mixer and has found a place in several drinks. It is a mainly sweet spirit made from sugar cane. It has a predominantly sugary taste, which is why it is so prevalent in cocktails.
Even though there are cocktails made exclusively with Bacardi rum, this rum is also an excellent substitute for other spirits in cocktails, especially if the cocktail is supposed to be sweet-flavored.
Bacardi rum is somewhat a tropical spirit; there are several variations, each of them having its own character, but all of them share that sweet, seductive tropical note that makes Bacardi rum, Bacardi rum.
Bacardi rum is famous for mixing nicely in fruity cocktails, preferably with coconut, but it also mixes in cocktails made with several alcohols. It goes great as a whiskey substitute or a mellower version of tequila.
Bacardi rum hardly substitutes for vodka, as they have diametrically different flavors. However, the fruity vodka cocktails mix nicely with Bacardi rum, as it sweetens them up, eliminating the vodka sting.
Nevertheless, although it goes with the vodka cocktail ingredients, Bacardi rum isn’t frequently a part of typical vodka cocktails, such as the Bloody Mary, for example.
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On the other hand, cocktails that typically contain tequila, such as Tequila Sunrise, go pretty well with Bacardi rum. This is because Bacardi rum and tequila have more in common than Bacardi rum and vodka.
However, Bacardi rum isn’t there only to substitute for other alcohols in cocktails, as there are cocktails calling specifically for it.
Top 15 Bacardi Rum Mixers
In this article, I will give you a list of the 15 best Bacardi rum mixers. The next time you are presented with an opportunity to have a Bacardi rum drink, choose one of those listed below and enjoy the flavor and the kick.
1. Hurricane Cocktail
Mixing Bacardi dark rum and passionfruit as the main ingredients, the Hurricane cocktail is fruity with an amazing kick. This classic New Orleans cocktail is tropical, sweetly seductive, and very delicious.
You can make it using only the two main ingredients, but you can also add some orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine. Pop some lemon slices into the glass and enjoy the colors and flavors dancing on your palate.
2. Lime/Lemon and Bacardi Fruit
The Bacardi fruity collection’s sugary, refreshing, and tart flavors go excellently with lemon or lime juice. Any fruity flavor would do, but I recommend the raspberry as it will inject some sweetness into the otherwise sour combination.
Nevertheless, you can choose whichever Bacardi fruit-flavored rum you like best and go with it. Add some fresh raspberries and ice to enrich your drink. It also mixes nicely with simple syrup for some extra sweetness.
3. Old Cuban Cocktail
Made with mint, Bacardi aged rum, lime, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and champagne, this drink will undoubtedly conquer your heart with its elegance and refinement.
In a word, soft, and in two words, incredibly soft, this cocktail will stimulate your taste buds, playing with them in the gentlest way possible.
The mint and lime will give it a mojito-like vibe, while the Bacardi aged rum and simple syrup will join forces creating an overall “old money” dimension in the story.
4. Ginger Beer and Bacardi Spiced Rum
Ginger beer mixes so well in cocktails and simple mixers that it can even be considered as coke among beers. Soft, gentle, refreshing, and citrusy, ginger beer fits perfectly in many flavor combinations, especially with Bacardi spiced rum.
There is something about the spiciness of the Bacardi spiced rum and the ginger flavor that makes them an incredibly delicious combo.
You can add and lemon or an orange wedge to your glass and also take things up a notch by adding some crème de mente.
5. Cranberry Juice and Bacardi Spiced Rum
This is a version of the vodka-cranberry mixer. Since this mixer should naturally have a slight sting because it is originally made with vodka, the Bacardi spiced rum variety works best for this mixer, as it partially brings the vodka burn. Spiced Bacardi rum is the way to go with this mixer.
Nevertheless, the cranberry and spiced rum mixer isn’t a copy of the vodka-cranberry mixer, but it is a whole new and original drink. Sweet and spicy from the rum and sour and refreshing from the cranberry, all you need are a lemon wedge and a few ice cubes.
6. Coca-Cola and Bacardi Dark or White Rum
This list wouldn’t be complete without the rum and coke mixer, so here it is. This, popularly called Cuba Libre mixer, is a refreshing, playful, and sweet drink you can have whenever you want to relax with something sweet.
The lime wedge is a must here, as it spikes the drink with some freshness and sourness. You can also add some orange juice and an orange wheel, in addition to the lime wedge, to further enrich the flavor of your drink.
7. Pineapple Juice and Bacardi Anejo Cuatro
Tasting really close to Pina Colada, this mixer will delight you with its deliciousness. In addition to the pineapple juice and Bacardi Anejo Cuatro, you can also add some coconut cream or coconut milk and/or some vanilla cream or vanilla extract if you like the taste.
This mixer is very similar to Pina Colada, but it isn’t the same. You can distinctly feel the unique and velvety Bacardi Anejo Cuatro making this mixer a unique drink. All that is left for you to do is enjoy.
8. Tonic Water and Bacardi Anejo Cuatro
Tonic water and Bacardi Anejo Cuatro is one of the best love stories ever told. The smooth, sweet, and refined Bacardi rum mixed with the slightly bitter and very bubbly tonic water creates a unique bubbly experience. Not too harsh and not too soft, this mixer is just right.
This mixer combines ruggedness and gentility, refreshing and slightly edgy from the tonic water and sweet and subtle from the Bacardi Anejo Cuatro rum. Add a lime wedge and some mint leaves, and you have a luxurious drink on your hands.
9. Mai Tai
Although you can make Mai Tais with any of the Bacardi rums, the best ones for this purpose are the aged rum and the dark rum. Although this is an either/or kind of situation, I strongly suggest you using both rums for an extra kick.
In addition to the Bacardi rum/s, you will need orange liqueur, lime, and orgeat syrup. These ingredients mixed together will get you as close to perfection as you will get with this type of drink. Lay back and let the flavors do the rest.
10. Flavored Seltzer and Bacardi White Rum
Since there are a plethora of flavored rum flavors, choose the one you like best and mix it with Bacardi white rum. Whichever flavor you choose will be the right decision, so if there ever was a time to not overthink things, this is it.
The seltzer bubbles will tickle your tongue while you enjoy the delightful flavor of the white rum and seltzer combination. You can also add some orange liqueur, such as triple sec or perhaps blue curacao for color.
Coconut milk or cream is also a welcomed addition if you like the flavor of coconut. If you want some tang, you can also add some pineapple juice. A lime wedge is also a good idea to inject some sourness. Pour over crushed ice and enjoy.
11. Watermelon and Bacardi Lime
Watermelon juice and Bacardi lime rum is a delightfully refreshing combination. Sweet from the watermelon and sour from the lime flavor, as well as sweet from the rum part, this combination is a slam dunk for a hot summer day.
The best thing about this mixer is that you can have it simple without adding anything to it, or you can mix things up by adding so simple syrup, a lime wedge, a watermelon piece, and crushed ice.
12. Club Soda and Bacardi Fruit Rum
When you don’t feel particularly creative but you would still like to treat yourself to something nice and tasty, you can add some soda to your Bacardi rum and fix yourself a classy drink. Any of the Bacardi fruit rum flavors will do nicely.
Mix the rum with the club soda and let the bubbles do the rest. According to the fruit flavor you choose, add the same fruit to the glass, but if you don’t have it handy, a simple lemon wedge will do nicely too.
13. Jungle Bird
Made with Bacardi white rum, Campari, lime juice, and simple syrup, this cocktail could be your ticket to heaven. It is impeccably delicious, very smooth, and highly vibrant.
The pineapple juice gives it a certain tang you just cannot find in another ingredient, and the lime juice and simple syrup give it sweetness and sourness, making it as refreshing as it is seductive.
The Campari and the Bacardi dark rum bring a whole different story inside the story, so prepare for a well-balanced flavor, juggling sweetness, sourness, spiciness, gentility, and ruggedness.
14. El Presidente Cocktail
This slow sipper will astound you with its subtle texture and richness, as well as assertiveness and dignity. Made with Bacardi aged rum, vermouth blanc, orange liqueur, and grenadine, this is definitely a top-class drink.
Sweet from the Bacardi rum and vermouth blanc combination, zesty from the orange liqueur, and balanced to perfection by the grenadine, this drink screams class and refinement.
15. Coconut Milk
Although at first, coconut milk seems like a bad idea to mix with any alcohol, not just rum, Bacardi has a vanilla-flavored rum that goes heavenly with the soft but intense coconut notes of the coconut milk. Tropical all the way through, this mixer is also creamy, sweet, and incredibly tender.
If you want to mix it up a little, add a caramelized orange wedge or a dried orange wheel to add some of that soft citrus freshness. Some crushed ice is always welcome, too, especially if you make this a summer refreshment.
If, on the other hand, this is your winter delight, you can add some dairy cream to make it even creamier.
What Mixes Well With White Rum?
Bacardi white rum is a very versatile drink and mixes excellently with many drinks. You can mix it with lemons/limes, as the citrus flavor is also very versatile, and it mixes with Bacardi white rum perfectly well.
The sweetness of the rum could use the zest of the lemon/lime, and the sour lemon/lime could use some toning down. They draw the best from each other.
Club soda is also a great Bacardi white rum mixer. The bubbles milden the ethanol notes of the spirit while the sweetness of the rum rubs off onto the club soda, making it gentler. This is a very popular combination and a very delicious one.
Although it usually goes with gin and vodka, tonic water is also an excellent mixing ingredient for Bacardi white rum. The tonic water is bitter, which means that the Bacardi white rum gives it some contrast, creating an excellent drink, you can combine further.
Pineapple juice and coconut water are both excellent Bacardi white rum mixers. They inject the drink with tenderness while they themselves benefit from the spirit’s slight sting. Together these three create very delicious and potent drinks.
Coke and flavored seltzers, as well as ginger beer, are all great mixers for Bacardi white rum. Each of these brings its own magic into the drink, making it delicious and unique. Whichever you choose, you will be getting a tasty, bubbly, and refreshing delight.
What Is The Best Way To Drink Bacardi White Rum?
You can enjoy Bacardi white rum neat, sipping it slowly, taking in all it has to offer. You can also mix it with one or two ingredients to milden it down if it is too strong for you. Two-ingredient mixers are a great way to use Bacardi white rum to the fullest.
Fruity cocktails are also an excellent idea for Bacardi white rum as it mixes excellently with most cocktail ingredients, such as juices, liqueurs, syrups, or bitters.
What Can You Mix With Bacardi To Not Taste It?
If you like how Bacardi feels but you aren’t too crazy about how it tastes, you can always mix it with some coke, pineapple juice, coconut water, or milk, as well as flavored seltzers or mild beer to tone down the flavor and still enjoy the kick.