Bacardi Cocktail
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Bacardi Cocktail
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The Bacardi cocktail was originally the same as the Daiquiri, containing rum, lemon juice, and sugar. This grenadine version of the Bacardi cocktail originated in the US, while the original ... more The Bacardi cocktail was originally the same as the Daiquiri, containing rum, lemon juice, and sugar. This grenadine version of the Bacardi cocktail originated in the US, while the original non-red Bacardi company recipe originated from Cuba.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Lime
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24% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

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The Bacardi Cocktail, a delightful spin from its cousin the Daiquiri, seamlessly blends the crisp, potent kick of white rum with the tangy freshness of lemon juice, enriched by a sweet whisper of grenadine. The inclusion of grenadine not only imparts a charming rosy hue but also rounds out the acidity, creating a harmoniously vibrant libation that refreshes and satisfies with each sip.

Method
How to make a Bacardi Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, Garnish with a lime slice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Bacardi Cocktail?

The Bacardi Cocktail originated in the early 20th century. It was made famous by Bacardi, a Cuban company known for its white rum. The drink became particularly popular in the United States during the 1930s after the Prohibition era. It's often associated with the Cuban and American cocktail scenes, embodying the lively spirit of its time.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Bacardi Cocktail?

To properly shake a Bacardi Cocktail, fill a shaker with ice cubes, then add the white rum, lemon juice, and grenadine. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This method ensures the ingredients are well-mixed, chilled, and slightly diluted, enhancing the drink's flavor. Strain the mix into a cocktail glass to serve.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Bacardi Cocktail?

A classic garnish for a Bacardi Cocktail is a thin lemon or lime wheel. You might also consider a maraschino cherry for a touch of color and sweetness. To garnish, simply place the lemon wheel on the rim of the cocktail glass or drop a cherry at the bottom of the glass before pouring in the drink. These garnishes complement the citrus notes of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in a Bacardi Cocktail with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute the white rum in a Bacardi Cocktail with another type of rum, though it will alter the classic taste. Dark rum can offer a richer, more molasses-like flavor, while spiced rum adds warming notes of spices. However, for an experience closest to the original, it's recommended to use a high-quality white rum.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Bacardi Cocktail?

The best way to serve a Bacardi Cocktail is chilled in a cocktail glass. Pre-chill the glass in the freezer for a few minutes before preparation. Serving it this way enhances its refreshing qualities and maintains the perfect sipping temperature. The cocktail's visual appeal is also highlighted in a classic cocktail glass.

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