Product Type: Bacardi Rum Range Liqueur
Newest Review: ... them so they are easily available and I like the fact that they are sweet but also they aren't very strong and take me longer to drink bec... more
Too sweet for me
Member Name: chrisheels
Advantages: good for younger drinkers
Disadvantages: far too sweet
I have to admit I associate bacardi breezer very much with my university days when drinking was more a case of 'how much fits down my throat' than worrying much about taste. Obviously as a student price was pretty important too and being a few years ago clubs still did good 3 for 2 offers and suchlike on alchopops (which I think are not very socially acceptable anymore)
Bacardi breezers usually come packaged in a 275ml bottle which is similarn in size to a bottle of beer. These can be glass or plastic (which is a great way to determine how classy your chosen drinking establishment is...I've done a wide range of both).
Bacardi breezer is also available in a larger 70cl (700ml) bottles which are good for sharing, these are avaiable in supermarkets, but I don;t think I can recall ever seeing one served in a pub or bar.
The bottle is a classic bottle shape and the logo is widley recognised. In my opinion the branding is slighly more classy than some of the cheaper copies.
Bacardi breezer is available in a wide range flavours including lemon, peach, pineapple, apple, ruby grapefruit, lime, orange. The flavour of all of them is very artificial and sweet. I used to find them quite refreshing but have found that my taste has matured and I now find them far too sugary and sickly to drink.
The drink contains rum to provide the 4% alcohol content but above the strong artificaial fruit flavours this is extremely hard to spot.
--A note on morality---
The alcohol industry trys to make out that these sugary, colourful, sweet drinks are not aimed at teenagers. As they originally came out when I was a teenager I certainly don't agree with them. I have gone off them now, but in my younger days definitley drank too many of these and found they did market them heavily in student clubs.
----A note on Non-morality----
(Note: not advised - drink responsibly)F rom experience a great way to drink bacardi breezers is by doing a strawpedo using a straw. Bend the straw so that the top part goes down the outside of the bottle. Place your mouth over the straw and lift your head so that the bottle pours vertically into your mouth. The air will come in through the straw meaning that the bottle will empty extremely quickly down your gullet.
Prices can vary dramatically. As I said above in my student days barcardi breezers were often sold on special offers in bars and clubs making them a good choice (2 for £4 from memory). In the supermarket you can usually get a pack of 4 275ml botlles for £4 (£1 each) or a larger 70cl bottle for £1.99.
Bacardi breezers have their place. I prefer them above other alchopop brands (excepth perhaps sminoff ice). They are sweet and artificial but can be nice on a hot day. 3 stars as I would rarely choose one these days.
Summary: sweet, sugary but quite refreshing