Product Type: Bacardi Rum Range Vodka
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Bacardi Carta Blanca
Member Name: mikeb2102
Bacardi Carta Blanca
Advantages: Nice refreshing drink, best served on the rocks
Disadvantages: Same colour as vodka and by the time you've had a few it's easy to get mixed up
Most guys I hung around with started out on beer when they were younger, my dad wasn't a beer drinker, so I like to think I started out with a little bit more sophistication than the other kids I knew, my dads drink of choice was Bacardi and Coke.
Bacardi is a mild white rum that has been produced in Cuba since 1862, and it has an abv of 37%(75 proof). The bottle is very distinctive with a silhouette of a Mexican Free-Tailed Bat with gold bone structure as it's main logo(All Bacardi products have this icon on their bottles and it stems from fruit bats that lived in the first Bacardi distillery).
Bacardi is the largest selling brand of rum worldwide, it's colourless and due to this I have often got it mixed up when buying this along with vodka and cokes for people at a bar, especially when I've already had a few Bacardis (Very lethal combination in my early years of drinking it, and also the reason why I changed from drinking Bacardi to vodka, to save the hassle). Bacardi also has a hint of vanilla about it in my opinion.
There are so many cocktails you can make with Bacardi and the most popular one is a Cuba Libre, translated it means "Free Cuba", it is simply made with 2 parts Barcardi, 4 parts Coca-Cola(it has to be "the real thing"), 2 lime wedges and ice. It's a nice refreshing drink, and as I write this I can taste its sweet flavours. Another popular Bacardi cocktail is The Mojito, mixing the mild flavour of Bacardi with mint leaves, fresh cut lime, sugar and soda water, nice on a hot summers afternoon.
The price of a bottle of Bacardi varies depending on the size of the bottle, and there are 6 different sizes ranging from 50ml at approx £2.00 to 1Lt £25.00.
I haven't drank Bacardi for a few years and writing this review is making me yearn for that taste again, I mean I didn't stop drinking it because I went off it, I because it was easier than getting my drinks mixed up. If you like Bacardi Breezers you will love Bacardi and some of the cocktails you can make with it, it's a fantastic drink for sitting relaxing in the sun and is very thirst quenching.
Summary: A taste of Cuba on those hot summer evenings
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