From Puerto Rico to the newest addition of your at home bar…

Introduced to shelves late August this year, the world’s most awarded, oldest and most respected rum brands in the world, Bacardí, announced the much anticipated launch of their Bacardí Spiced rum here in Australia.

Here, the family-owned brand revolutionised the iconic Bacardí rum taste with a fusion of smokey meets spice to create Bacardi Spiced – proving that any occasion which calls for either a cocktail or easily mixed drink can now be invigorated with a punch of bold flavours.

Made with gold rum that’s mellowed in charred American oak, Bacardí Spiced is infused with a hint of smokiness and finally with a delectable selected of natural flavours and spices to create yet another bold, smooth and iconic taste.

Marketing Director of Bacardí-Martini Australia, Sarah Nichols, says “we’re confident Bacardí Spiced will satisfy the taste buds of long-time spiced rum drinkers as well as converting some new fans with its unique combination of spices and flavours.”

Turning to one of the oldest traditions where the rum is mixed with fruit and spices; it was of course a no-brainer for Bacardí to finally introduce a spiced blend to their already renowned range of spirits. And, of course, the end result is a drink that encapsulates the classic and versatility behind the Bacardí name.

Free from artificial sweeteners and only using natural ingredients to enhance the rich flavours, this delicious and authentic drink is best served either poured over ice or mixed with cola or ginger ale to showcase the distinct flavours. Or, if you have a taste for cocktails, drinkers can of course shake up a range of classics cocktails like a mojito or piña colada with that extra added tang that Bacardí Spiced delivers.

Crafted by Bacardí’s Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders) who are carefully trained under the stewardship of seven generations of rum-making traditions; with no exception to Bacardí Spiced, they carefully used their expertise with sight, taste and smell to ensure that this new spirit meets the quality of Bacardí standards.

And to help you shake up your Bacardí Spiced experience, we’ve found two easy cocktails recipes that are well worth the try for your next happy hour at home:

<strong>Bacardí Spiced Mojito</strong>

Bacardí Spiced Mojito

60mL Bacardí Spiced
4 lime wedges
2 tsp castor sugar
8 mint leaves
Soda water, to top
Mint sprig, to garnish

1. Squeeze the lime wedges into a highball glass and gently press together with the sugar.
2. Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them between your palms, rub them on the rim of the glass and drop them in.
3. Half fill the glass with crushed ice, add the Bacardí Spiced and stir. Top with crushed ice, soda water and the mint sprig.

<strong>Bacardí Spiced Piña Colada</strong>

Bacardí Spiced Piña Colada

60mL Bacardí Spiced
30mL pineapple juice
3 – 4 cubes of fresh pineapple
30mL coconut water
2 tsp castor sugar
Pineapple slice and leaf, to garnish

1. Place the pineapple chunks into a cocktail shaker and crush them lightly using a muddler or bar spoon. Pour in the pineapple juice and coconut water and stir to dissolve the sugar, before pouring in the Bacardí Spiced.
2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake. Pour the mix into a highball over crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and leaf. 

Bacardí Spiced is now available at Dan Murphy’s – both online and in store – for $48.00 RRP. For more information and cocktail recipes, visit Bacardí’s website.

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