By Beverley Burgess Bell

Bacardi Razz is a rum that has a light but tart flavor of raspberries. Bacardi rum is created from molasses, which is a byproduct of sugarcane. Yeast is introduced into the molasses and spring water and this yeast converts the sugar into rum. The rum is then filtered through charcoal, fermented and aged and a raspberry flavor is added to give Bacardi Razz its distinctive taste. Bacardi Razz cocktails can be individualized through a choice of various cocktail glasses or by frosting the glass edge with lemon juice and sugar or even by adding swizzle sticks or drink umbrellas. Cheers!


Bacardi Razz Matazz Cocktail

A cocktail shaker is an essential piece of equipment for Bacardi mixed drinks.

Mix 2 oz. Bacardi Razz, 1 oz. lime juice and 4 oz. ginger ale in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour over crushed ice into any uniquely shaped glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon or enhance with a tropical drink umbrella.

Bacardi Hawaiian Punch

Ice cubes are a vital component of a cocktail.

To create this intoxicating punch, pour 1/2 oz. each of Bacardi Razz, Bacardi Limon, Bacardi Orange and Bacardi Vanil into a cocktail shaker that is partially filled with ice. Add 3 oz. each of pineapple and cranberry juice. Shake very well and pour into cocktail or martini glasses. Ice cubes can be added.

Big Game Punch

Pineapple adds flavor to a Big Game Punch drink.

Be careful when making this particular mixed drink as one of the ingredients -- Sprite -- could explode. Into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, pour 1 1/2 oz. each Bacardi Razz and Bacardi Orange. Then add 1/2 oz. each pineapple juice and Sprite, along with 4 oz. of cranberry juice. Shake well and pour into a tumbler. The Big Game Punch mixed drink can be garnished with a slice of lemon or lime.

Frozen Frost Berries Cocktail

Strawberries give this cocktail a distinctive taste.

Blend two strawberries, 1/2 oz. Bacardi Razz, 1/2 oz. creme de cassis, 1/2 oz. creme de fraise and 1/3 oz. fresh lemon juice in a blender together with ice until the ingredients become slushy. Rim a margarita cocktail glass with sugar and pour the Frozen Frost Berries cocktail into it. Serve and enjoy.