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10 Best Bacardi Rum Mixers For Cocktails & Drinks (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Rum is a tropical spirit with a distinct flavor and can be found in a wide range of drinks, from simple to complex. 

While some drinks can be complicated affairs, the natural flavors of Bacardi rum can be enjoyed without many other ingredients.

If you want to maximize your enjoyment with this popular rum brand, here are the best Bacardi mixers to craft reinvigorating, delicious cocktails. 

Top 10 Mixers For Bacardi Rum

10. Cranberry Juice 

3 jars of fresh cranberry juice

Replace vodka with rum, and mix it with cranberry juice to make a refreshing drink you can prepare in a snap. Add more ice for a perfect chilled cranberry juice-Bacardi cocktail. 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 

Ingredients

  • 1oz Bacardi Spiced Rum
  • 2.5oz cranberry juice
  • Lime wedge  

Instructions: Combine rum and cranberry juice in your cocktail glass with crushed ice. Garnish it with a lime wedge, and enjoy. 

Serving: 1

9. Tonic Water

close up shot of a hand holding glass of tonic water

Tonic water can be used to make various drinks, such as sweet and complex cocktails enhanced with a well-aged rum, like Bacardi. Try this tasty recipe: 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 

Ingredients

  • 1oz Bacardi rum
  • 4oz tonic water
  • Mint leaves and lemon slice

Instructions: Fill your highball glass with ice and mix Bacardi and tonic water. Stir well and garnish it with mint leaves and a lemon slice. 

Serving: 1

8. Lime/Lemon

close up shot of a hand squeezing lemon

The combination of the sugary and tart flavors of Bacardi and lime creates a refreshing drink that’s ideal for any occasion. Here’s how to combine this perfect treat: 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients

  • 180ml Bacardi light rum
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime wedge
  • Soda water (optional)

Instructions: Fill your cocktail shaker with lime juice, add sugar (depending on your preferred sugar level), and mint leaves. 

Shake it for around 20 seconds, pour Bacardi, then shake it again. Strain the mix in your cocktail glass and garnish it with a lime wedge and mint leaves. If you want it lighter, top it with soda water. 

Serving: 1

7. Ginger Beer

glasses and bottles of ginger beer

Ginger beer and Bacardi rum create a perfect Dark & Stormy cocktail. Although spice-aged rum is the standard, you can use any rum.

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients

  • 3oz ginger beer (or ginger ale)
  • 1oz Bacardi spiced rum 
  • Lime juice and lime wedge

Instructions: In your glass, mix Bacardi and ginger beer. Then, add lime juice and crushed ice. Garnish it with a lime wedge and serve. 

Serving: 1

6. Watermelon

Homemade Watermelon Liqueur

The combination of watermelon and Bacardi Lime creates a delightful summer drink. Its refreshing taste and the presence of soda water make it an ideal summer treat.

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 

Ingredients

  • 44ml soda water
  • 10ml simple syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml watermelon liqueur
  • 44ml Bacardi Lime 
  • Lime wedge or watermelon wedge

Instructions: Leaving soda water, mix all the ingredients in your shaker filled with ice. Shake gently until well chilled and strain it into your highball glass with crushed ice. Pour soda water on top and garnish it with a watermelon wedge or lime wheel.  

Serving: 1

5. Club Soda

pouring bottle of club soda on a glass

Add a few lemons into the rum for a refreshing and light rum highball, and this drink’s nuttiness and minerality can be enhanced by adding club soda.

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge
  • 100ml club soda
  • 50ml Bacardi Spiced Rum 

Instructions: In your highball glass filled with ice cubes, combine the rum and club soda. Gently stir and garnish it with a lime wedge. 

Serving: 1

4. Coconut Milk

straining coconut milk on a jar

Coconut milk may seem an unusual alcohol mix, but it tastes great mixed in other beverages, especially in a Bacardi rum. Try this coconut milk-rum recipe and enjoy. 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients

  • 2oz coconut milk
  • 1oz Bacardi Vanilla Rum (or Superior White)
  • Lime slice

Instructions: Mix coconut milk and rum in your glass. Garnish it with a lime slice and serve. 

Serving: 1

3. Flavored Seltzer

White Claw Watermelon in can and a glass

Whether they’re made with natural ingredients or mixed with juice, flavored seltzers can offer a wide variety of flavors. 

The bright and refreshing effect of hard seltzer has been a runaway hit, and these can be perfectly combined with Bacardi rum.  

Prep Time: 2 mins. 

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients:  

  • 1oz lime juice
  • 2oz Blue Curacao
  • 2oz Bacardi White Rum
  • 3oz pineapple juice
  • One can of watermelon-flavored White Claw seltzer

Instructions: Combine lime juice, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao [1], and rum in your mixing glass. Gently stir, then add the White Claw watermelon seltzer and mix. Pour into your cocktail glass and garnish it with a lime slice, if preferred. 

Serving: 1

2. Coca-Cola

pouring a bottle of coca cola on a glass with ice

A classic Highball combines sweet and bitter cola and rum, dating back to the Spanish-American War. So, level up this classic using Bacardi rum. 

“I wonder whether they have rum and Coke in Heaven? Maybe it’s too mundane a pleasure, but I hope so — as a sundowner. Except, of course, the sun never goes down there. Oh, man, this heaven is going to take some getting used to.”

— Desmond Tutu, South African Bishop 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients:  

  • 4oz Coca-Cola
  • 2oz Bacardi light or dark rum 
  • Lime wedge

Instructions: Fill your highball glass with ice, and add rum. Top it with the Coca-Cola and garnish with a lime wedge. 

Serving: 1

1. Pineapple Juice

glasses and a pitcher of pineapple juice

Pina Colada? That’s pineapple juice mixed with rum. But you can enjoy the tanginess of this drink with the addition of Bacardi Gold Rum, giving a bit of earthiness. 

Prep Time: 3 mins.

Total Time: 3 mins.

Ingredients

  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • 2oz coconut cream
  • 2oz Bacardi Gold Rum
  • Pineapple leaf 

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, mix all the liquid ingredients with ice. Shake well until chilled and strain it into your hurricane glass with crushed ice. Finally, garnish it with pineapple leaves. 

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What is good to mix with Bacardi white rum?

Bacardi White Rum is good to mix with cola, fruit juices, lemon/lime, tonic water, coffee, and vitamin water. 

How do you make Bacardi taste good?

You can further make Bacardi taste good by combining mixers like pineapple juice, flavored seltzer, coconut milk/water, ginger beer [2], cranberry juice, etc. 

Is Sprite good with Bacardi?

Yes. Sprite tastes good with Bacardi. A refreshing blend of high-quality Bacardi and Sprite makes for a great cocktail.

In Summary 

One of the most popular rum brands is Bacardi. Due to its variety of versatile expressions like Spiced Rum, Gold Rum, Vanilla-flavored Rum, White Rum, etc.,

Bacardi makes great cocktails, regardless of the season.  

If you haven’t explored this spirit yet, start by trying out these Bacardi-based cocktail recipes– using a variety of the best rum mixers that will leave your day fully energized.  

References:

  1. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/05/behind-the-caribbeans-iconic-liqueur/57000/
  2. https://www.britannica.com/topic/ginger-beer

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