Cocktail Hour: New Bacardi Torched Cherry!
This week, Cocktail Hour is going to be a little bit different. I didn’t make a cocktail this week (mainly due to pure exhaustion and lack of alcohol), but instead I did some research about a drink I’ve been hearing a lot about lately: the new Bacardi Torched Cherry rum.
The Bacardi Torched Cherry flavor launched this spring and Bacardi is calling it “the first of its kind.” What makes it so unique? This rum actually contains aloe, making it the first aloe-infused spirit. Now, when I think of aloe, I think of the gel I rub on my sunburns. But, apparently, Bacardi has taken the plant, torched it, and created a very interesting mixture of flavors.
I have not tasted this rum yet, so I looked around for people who had. NeuFutur Magazine had a great description of the rum, stating, “Whether it is the torched aloe or the natural flavor of the rum, what comes forth as an aftertaste is something woody and slightly biting, closing off the flavor with something exciting. The nuanced flavor of the Bacardi Torched Cherry is so intricate, in fact, that having it in a mixed drink or on the rocks will provide a wholly different experience.”
The Intoxicologist stated that when they tasted the drink neat, it was, “a little disappointing. The flavor continues cherry in the finish, but flattens rather than having a lush resonating factor. In my opinion Bacardi Torched Cherry is definitely meant for cocktail mixer rather than sipping independently.”
The Bacardi website suggests some very simple recipes to make with this rum. It encourages you to mix the Torched Cherry with coke, lemonade, sprite, iced tea, root beer, cranberry juice, and more. If I were to come up with a cocktail to put it in, I’d probably add it to Coke, ice, and maybe a little grenadine to make a blended drink- a cherry Coke slushee, if you will!
I’m definitely excited to try this new flavor out and I’d love to hear from people who have already tried it. Drop me a comment if you’ve tasted it!
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