Anheuser-Busch has released a new flavor of Bacardi Silver to take advantage of the recent popularity of the mojito.
Bacardi Silver- Mojito is a flavored malt alcohol beverage, like many other alcopops (or, the even sillier name “malternative”). The difficulty in making a mojito in a bottle is to capture the light flavor, and fresh lime and mint. Also, it ought to taste somewhat like rum.
Upon first taste, Bob’s wife Liz said “It tastes like the gum!” I thin that’s a decent summary description. It tastes like an alcoholic version of the Orbit Mint Mojito. That’s because of the mint flavoring they used; it tasted like spearmint gum.
Compared to a mojito, this drink is strong and sweet; think of what a non-alcoholic mojito soda for kids would taste like, then add alcohol. Very sweet, it had that thick and cloying taste you find with most alcopops. Lime flavor more like limeade and not really any noticeable rum flavor. It was not a substitute for a mojito.
However, it was not half bad so long as you didn’t pretend you were drinking a mojito. It was definitely better than the super-cloying watermelon alcopops out there (Smirnov and Bacardi). If you like alcopos then you’ve probably prepared to overlook the shortcomings of this drink.
Bacardi Silver - Mojito gets a mixed score. Don’t expect it to taste like a mojito; expect Mike’s Hard Limeade with Mint.