What is dragon fruit? Known formally as the pitaya, this Asian fruit has red skin and has a flavor described by some as a blend of “kiwi and Concord grape.”
Bacardi uses dragon fruit and strawberry to create this “Dragon Berry” infused rum (its eighth flavor), and extremely flavorful concoction.
Any notion of rum is largely absent here, as it’s all about the fruit — naturally flavored, I should add. The aroma of this stuff fills the room once it’s poured, and on the palate it’s very sweet, heavy on the strawberry and with melon-like secondary notes. There’s an alcoholic kick to it, but nothing particularly rum-like. This could be a flavored vodka and you likely wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. That’s not inherently a bad thing, but Bacardi Dragon Berry does come off more like a liqueur than anything else.
At 70 proof, it’s in line with most flavored spirits. Definitely try it as a mixer in your favorite froufrou concoction, or even with something simple like Coke, cranberry juice, or lemonade.
B / $16 / bacardi.com
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