Review: Bacardi Classic Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada

Review: Bacardi Classic Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada

So-called “instant” cocktails don’t have to be bad. I mean, they usually are, but they don’t have to be.

Bacardi, which makes a pretty good instant mojito, has now released two new pre-mixed cocktail flavors, a strawberry daiquiri and a pina colada. As with the mojito flavor, these use real ingredients, not malt liquor and artificial flavors (well, not just artificial flavors), in the mix. Just pour over ice and you’re ready to go (and leftovers have to go in the fridge).

Both are 30 proof. Here’s how they measure up.

Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri suffers from the curse of most strawberry-flavored spirits products in that it tastes awfully saccharine and cough syrupy. Something akin to Hi-C, this concoction is bright pink (not red), you might not believe that this has real rum, lime, sugar, and strawberries in it. It’s not really bad, but anyone expecting something truly tropical will be disappointed. This tastes more like a cosmopolitan than anything else I can think of. C+ / $14

Bacardi Pina Colada is made from rum, pineapple, and real coconut water. Sounds good so far, and sure enough this bad boy is a much bigger success. While the color is more of a translucent, milky white and not the rich, creamy pearl of a real pina colada, it’s close enough for a quickie. The flavor is heavy on the pineapple, with coconut in more of a supporting role, but both are there and both are authentic, with no chemical grossness to be found. It may not quite look the part (blending it with ice will probably be more effective, but more work), it at least tastes about right. B+ / $14

Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Rachael on March 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I agree with this review! The strawberry daiquiri mix tastes like cough syrup, it was so awful that I gave it away. The pina colada mix is just okay, but I prefer to make them myself. :)

  2. tom on August 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Sorry to disagree but I find the small Breezer 355 ml cans delightful and very tastie (strawberry daiquiris) pina clodas are good too but the daiquiris are the best.

    • Tanya on September 4, 2023 at 4:57 am

      Yes Tom I absolutely 100% agree with you. The daquari frozen cans are very good. I mix mine with Vodka and fantastic. I haven’t found d anything to beat them.

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