Q:

What is Bacardi rum made from?

A:

Quick Answer

Bacardi is a type of white rum made from sugar molasses. The Bacardi brand's fermentation process gives Bacardi rum its distinctive taste.

Know More
What is Bacardi rum made from?
Credit: Martin Eckert CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

White rum is made from byproducts of sugarcane, including molasses and juice. In the 1850s, a Spanish wine merchant living in Cuba set out to improve upon a cheaply made alcoholic drink that was common in the area. That man's name was Facundo Bacardi Masso and the drink was known as "aguardiente,"" the Spanish word for firewater.

While breaking down the fermentation process for making this spirit, Masso discovered a particular strain of yeast. This yeast, now labeled "la levadura Bacardi," is unique to Bacardi rum and gives it its distinctive flavor. Along with this special yeast, a secret recipe consisting of charcoals and coconut shells are used to make the rum which is aged in lightly charred American white oak barrels.

Learn More
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What can someone mix with Bacardi Razz?

    A:

    Like most rums, Bacardi Razz and Bacardi Black Razz flavored rums drink well by themselves or when mixed with other beverages, such as with lemon-lime soda. To make a Black Razz & Lemon Lime Soda cocktail, mix 1 1/2 ounces of Bacardi Black Razz Flavored Rum with 4 ounces of lemon-lime soda. Serve in a tall glass with ice and either a lemon or lime wedge.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the alcohol content of Malibu rum?

    A:

    Original Malibu rum contains 21 percent alcohol and is consequently 42 proof. The coconut-infused rum has been made on the island of Barbados since 1893. Malibu rum is owned and operated by Pernod Ricard, who owns numerous other popular alcoholic beverage brands, including Absolut, Chivas and Beefeater London.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the sugar content in Malibu rum?

    A:

    In each 1-ounce serving, Malibu rum original contains 0 grams of sugar, 51 calories and 5.3 grams of carbohydrates. This coconut-flavored liqueur works well for making cocktails.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much rum do you add to eggnog?

    A:

    Add about a shot of rum, or 1.5 ounces, to each glass of eggnog; this amounts to about 15 ounces of rum per quart of eggnog. The amount of spirits ultimately added to the eggnog is dependent on the individual preferences of the person drinking it.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore