Bacardi has introduced Tropical, a limited-edition flavored rum. The new offering arrives just in time for National Piña Colada Day on Saturday, July 10 and National Mojito Day on Sunday, July 11. It will only be available until fall.
Bacardi Tropical begins with a base of Bacardi white rum and is infused with all-natural pineapple, coconut, and guava fruit flavors. It contains no artificial sweeteners, is gluten-free, and only 100 calories per ounce and a half of liquid. With tropical flavors accounting for roughly 80% of recent flavored rum volume growth, and guava in particular being a flavor to watch in spirits, this new offering is “perfect for those embarking on their rum journey and seasoned rum drinkers alike,” says a press release.
“At Bacardi, we know that flavored rum is the fastest growing segment in the category,” said said Maria Galis, Marketing Director, Bacardi for North America. “To give people a delicious new flavored rum option and get them excited about what is sure to be an unforgettable summer, we created Bacardi Tropical. It brings the natural fruit flavors of the Caribbean to classic rum cocktails like the Piña Colada, Mojito, or the Tropical Sunset, which is our take on the Hurricane. It is also just as versatile and delicious when mixed with juices or soda for an easy, vacation-worthy sip.”
Bacardi Tropical is available for a suggested retail price of $12.99 per 750ml bottle via Drizly and at select liquor stores, bars, and restaurants nationwide. Tropical joins Bacardi’s flavored rum portfolio as the eighth flavor currently available in the U.S. The portfolio also includes Coconut, Lime, Limón, Pineapple, Dragonberry, Raspberry, and Mango flavored bottlings.
If you’re looking to mix up a cocktail, the brand recpmmends:
Bacardi Tropical Sunset
- 1½ oz. Bacardi Tropical
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- ½ oz. passionfruit syrup
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
To learn more, head over to Bacardi’s official website.
In May, Bacardi Rum expanded its range of canned cocktails with three new flavors and its first-ever variety pack. The new flavors are Bacardi Bahama Mama, Bacardi Mojito, and Bacardi Sunset Punch, which is exclusively available as part of the new variety pack.