Bacardi has introduced all kinds of flavor infusions throughout the years, many of which have been confusingly exotic, like Dragon Berry or Rock Coconut. Now along comes a simpler offering that seems like it should have been in the stable all along, Bacardi Lime. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s a little surprised that it took this one so long to become a thing. While this may seem like a cocktail in a bottle, Bacardi doesn’t seem to think so, judging from the handful of recommended recipes attached to their press release, all of which called for the addition of fresh lime juice. So what then to make of this newest Bacardi incarnation?
There’s plenty of lime on the nose, but it comes across as artificial at times with traces of petrol and rubber popping up among the citrus notes. The palate is candy sweet, so much so that it’s a bit of a struggle to detect the lime notes until the finish. Once you get beyond the sweetness, however, there’s fresh lime juice and zest aplenty, capable enough flavors to build a poolside drink around. Don’t think of this one as a daiquiri in a bottle, more like standard Bacardi with the addition of Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice. If that sounds like your jam this summer, here’s your bottle.
B / $13 / bacardi.com