If you’re anything like us you read the words “Dragon Berry” and clicked on the product out of curiosity more than anything else. What the heck is Dragon Berry? Bacardi is known for its extensive line of premium flavoured rum products and, admittedly, Dragon Berry has to be the most bizarrely specific flavour they have invented to date. In the same line of products as pineapple, raspberry, and mango, Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum stands out on the shelf — and is sure to stand out in your liquor cabinet as well.
Believe it or not, Bacardi’s Dragon Berry flavour was created to target young people in health-conscious metropolitan cities. The distinctly delicious flavour is a strawberry rum that has been infused with dragon fruit, an “exotic” fruit along the lines of acai berry and pomegranate that is considered to be a so-called super food because of the fruit’s inordinately high levels of antioxidants.
We would like to be clear that while the liquor has no notable health benefits, the flavour is uniquely delicious and refreshing and is one of our preferred flavours from the Bacardi brand. Surprisingly, it can be used in a number of versatile cocktails that are exceedingly simple to make since the rum itself adds such a beautiful and complex layer of flavours on its own.
Our favorite recipe to enjoy Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum is to stir 1 ounce of the rum into 8 ounces of lemon-lime soda and serve over ice and garnish with a wedge of lime. The citrus flavours balance out the berry sweetness of the strawberry/dragon fruit combination and create a surprising contrast. It would work well mixed to your preference with orange or, better yet, grapefruit juice as well (grapefruit soda would be ideal!). To learn more about the extensive line of flavoured Bacardi rum products, visit their website at www.bacardi.com.