Product Type: Bacardi Rum Range Liqueur
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Aint Life a Breeze!
Member Name: mikeb2102
Advantages: Pre-mixed alcoholic drink, lots of flavours, can work out cheaper than buying Bacardi and mixers
Disadvantages: Sickly after drinking a lot
If you love Bacardi, like I do, then you will absolutely go nuts for these. Being a Bacardi and coke drinker in my youth, I decided to give these a try. I love pineapple and I wondered what the combination of two of my favourite drinks would taste like, so I opted for the pineapple flavour Breezer. I was really impressed, it tasted so refreshing; similar to Lilt only with a nice hint of Bacardi (probably what Bacardi and Lilt would taste like). You can barely taste the alcohol in the drink and sometimes that is a good thing, although because of this you could end up drinking more as they go down so easy.
==What is it==
Bacardi Breezer is a rum based alcopop it has 4% alcohol content and it comes in a variety of fruit flavours including lemon, pineapple, apple, ruby grapefruit, lime, orange, watermelon, cranberry, coconut, raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, mango and more. I have only tried the pineapple and the orange ones, so I can't comment on the others, if those are anything to go by though I would imagine the other flavours to taste quite similar. Bacardis main competitior in the alcopops market is Smirnoff, who have got their own alcopops range; Smirnoff Ice.
Ingredients for Bacardi Breezers vary slightly depending on the flavour, this example below is the list of ingredients for Orange Bacardi Breezer.
Water, fruit alcohol (14.4%), sugar, Bacardi Rum (3.4%), orange flavouring, acidifier (citric acid), acidity regulator (sodium citrate), preservatives (potassium sorbate, sodium metabisulfite), stabilisers (glycerol ester of wood resin, sucrose acetate isobutyrate), colour (quinoline yellow, ponceau 4R).
Yes Bacardi Breezers are sweet and too many of them can be quite sickly, even by my sweet tooths standards, but they are nice for an occasional drink. It also saves you buying a bottle of Bacardi and a carton of pineapple, orange or whatever other mixer you want to go with it, so it can work out cheaper.
Bacardi Breezers come in 275ml bottles, similar to a bottle of beer (has the same style lid too), and like beer, prices vary depending on where you buy them from; you can buy them from most grocers, off licenses and supermarkets and there's usually some good deals out there, so it does pay to shop around. You can usually get a good price by buying in bulk, such as; 6 for £5.00.
While this drink is not a drink that I drink often, I do recommend it if you fancy something refreshing and alcoholic, and there are lots of flavours to choose from, so there is something for everyone within their range. The downside to these is that although it can work out cheap if you are only playing on having a few, but anymore than that it can work out quite expensive and you would probably be better off buying a bottle of Bacardi and a mixer of your choice.
Summary: Handy pre-mixed alcoholic rum based drink