You’re out for drinks and decide to have a shot of Bacardi. It’s a great rum to take shots of, but sometimes you need a little chaser to make things go down more easily. Here are the best chasers for this rum:
- Lime or Lemons
- Ginger Beer
- Club Soda
- Coca Cola
- Pineapple Juice
- Coconut Water
- Cranberry Juice
- Flavored Seltzer
This list has some of the classics while simultaneously having some new ones that you can find at most bars.
A carbonated soft drink, Tonic water can be found at almost all places that serve Bacardi. If you aren’t into sweet drinks but want that bubbly taste to chase the rum, this one is perfect for you. It has a bitter taste, but many places have added a sweetener.
2. Lime Or Lemons
Limes or lemons are a great way to finish off a shot of Bacardi rum. The sweet and sour taste erases any lingering taste of the rum. Limes are often the choice when it comes to rum, but lemons are a close second. It really depends on which citrus fruit you would prefer.
If you really want to make this a classic chaser, add a little salt to the rim of your shot. It gives it that extra taste.
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3. Lemon Soda
Not a classic, but lemon sodas like Sprite or 7-Up are a good option if you want something sweeter to balance the burn of rum going down your throat. It is an alternative to tonic water or club soda if those are not available and will never be out wherever you go.
4. Ginger Beer
The old adage, “beer before liquor, never sicker, but liquor before beer, you’re in the clear,” stays true. As long as you don’t try to get drunk off beer before taking shots of your Bacardi rum. Although some may say not to mix your liquors, ginger beer is a great chaser.
Ginger helps with stomach aches and reduces inflammation. The benefits may not be completely relevant when combined with beer and rum, but it does help the rum settle in your stomach a little easier.
5. Club Soda
Similar to tonic water, club soda is a great alternative. Club soda usually has a little saltier flavor rather than tonic water. It is a great chaser if you want a saltier flavor to balance out the Bacardi. You can even add a little lemon or lime to give it more balance.
If you are a fan of rum and coke, this one is the best chaser for you. It gives you all the same flavors as the classic drink without having them all mixed together. You get a little more rum for your drink.
7. Pineapple Juice
Not as popular as some of the other chasers on the list, pineapple juice is a surprisingly tasteful chaser. It is sweet and flavorful. If your point is to get rid of the lingering Bacardi taste, you may want to try this out.
Pineapple juice is a must when there is a full bar, and if you ever had a Bahama Mama, then you know that pineapple goes well with rum.
8. Coconut Water
Coconut water is a great way to hydrate yourself while taking a few shots of Bacardi. It has antioxidants, and nutrients and doesn’t have a powerful flavor. It proves to be a great option as a chaser.
The only bad thing about coconut water is that it is not always available at a bar. Unless it is an establishment that provides coconut water, which is not that common.
9. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is one option that you can find at almost all bars and restaurants, especially when it is a full bar. It is a sweet cocktail that takes away the burn and leaves you with a better taste than the Bacardi alcohol.
You can even mix a little cranberry juice with a citrus option for a better flavor of the fruit to help chase down the Bacardi. It is fun to mix and match those chasers!
10. Flavored Seltzer
Flavored seltzer water is a less common option that can be used as a chaser. It doesn’t have as much sugar, so if you are watching your sugar intake, then this would be the best option. Not every place will have seltzer, but it is a great alternative and is becoming more popular.
I hope this list has helped you find just the right match!
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