Bacardi Ready To Serve

Bacardi: Ready to Serve Drinks

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If you’ve ever had a party and wondered what to serve or if you’ve ever gone to a party and wondered what to bring, worry no more – especially if said party is tropical, island, or beach themed! Bacardi has a line-up of 7 pre-made cocktails to pour over ice or to blend (my preference) that are ready to serve! So if you’re looking for some fun and light drinks without all the hassle, Bacardi is the way to go.

In this article, we are going to cover the 7 ready to serve drinks and everything you need to know about them. So keep reading to learn about: Bacardi Island Punch, Bacardi Bahama Mama, Bacardi Rum Punch, Bacardi Mojito, Bacardi Hurricane, Bacardi Zombie, and Bacardi Island Tea!

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1. Bacardi Island Punch

Bacardi Island Punch comes in a light, pastel color of pink and looks as if you are getting ready to enjoy a refreshing lemonade. At 12.5% abv, the island punch comes mixed with pineapple juice with notes of guava, hibiscus, prickly pear, and lime flavors.

Bacardi Island Punch is a little sweet and sugary for my liking, but at 12.5% it can be a good replacement for beer at parties, cookouts, tailgates, on a boat etc. If you’re trying to avoid the bloating that comes along with beer and drink something a bit stronger, Bacardi Island Punch is a good option for those who don’t mind the extra sugar.

Bacardi Island Punch Nutritional Facts

  • 1 serving = 5 oz
  • Calories: 166
  • Carbs: 15.1 grams
  • Sugar: 14.8 grams
  • ABV: 12.5%

Bacardi Island Punch is gluten free, but it’s not as healthy as I thought or as one may hope. In only 5 oz, it has more than double the carbs and ~1.6x the calories of a typical light beer, not to mention the added sugars.

2. Bacardi Bahama Mama

Bacardi Bahama Mama is another ready to serve cocktail that comes in at 10% abv. Bacardi Bahama Mama is mixed with natural flavors, juices, and concentrates and has a little more of an orange hint. Similar to the Island Punch, the Bahama Mama is an option to replace beer but is seemingly just as unhealthy.

Bacardi Bahama Mama isn’t just a ready to serve drink, though. They also come in cans as part of their ready to drink line-up.

While a typical Bahama Mama requires a mix of rum, coconut rum, grenadine, orange juice, and pineapple juice, simply pour this over ice or blend it for a Bahama Mama in seconds.

Bacardi Bahama Mama Nutritional Facts

  • 5 oz serving
  • Calories: 164
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • ABV: 10%

While you avoid the bloating that comes along with beer, so far the ready to serve cocktails have proven to be more unhealthy than beer. In a can, Bacardi Bahama Mama has 257 calories, 26g of carbs, 25.6g of sugar and comes in at 5.9% abv in a 12 oz can.

3. Bacardi Rum Punch

The ready to serve Rum Punch has a nice orange hue that comes from the mixture of pineapple, mango and passionfruit. This is typical of rum punch, as it’s a mixture of rum and tropical juices. I usually use pineapple and orange juice in my rum punch as it’s usually more available to me. It comes in at 12.5% right there with the Island Punch and a bit higher than Bahama Mama.

Similar to the Bahama Mama, Bacardi Rum Punch comes in cans as part of their ready to drink line-up.

Bacardi Rum Punch Nutritional Facts (can, ready to drink)

  • 12 oz serving
  • Calories: 273
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Sugar: 37g
  • ABV: 5.9%

4. Bacardi Mojito

Bacardi Mojito is the strongest ready to serve cocktail in the 7-selction lineup at 15% abv. I appreciate that the Mojito is the strongest in the selections since that’s how mojito’s are supposed to be. However, the sugar and lime make for an overly sweet concoction for my liking.

Bacardi Mojito is the last selection in this line-up that is also a part of their ready to drink selection. So, enjoy your mojito over ice or in a can at 5.9% abv

Bacardi Mojito Nutritional Facts

  • 5 oz serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • ABV: 15%

While none of the options have been particularly healthy, the 15% abv helps make up for the nutritional facts (not that more alcohol is necessarily healthy) but you will not need to consume as much for a buzz.

5. Bacardi Hurricane

Bacardi Hurricane is a fan favorite among people and for good reason. It is, in my opinion and seemingly others as well, the most flavorful without crossing the line of being too sweet and comes in at 12.5% abv. A hurricane is a tropical drink that originated out of New Orleans in the 1940’s. It combines rum with orange juice, passion fruit, and a squeeze of lime.

Bacardi Hurricane used to be made with Bacardi 151 which could be some part of the draw to the Hurricane, but 151 was discontinued in 2016. Don’t let this stop you from getting the Bacardi Hurricane as up to this point it’s my favorite on the list.

Bacardi Hurricane Nutritional Facts

  • 5 oz serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • ABV: 12.5%

I have been surprised by the nutritional facts so far with these ready to serve cocktails, but if there’s one that worth it to this point, it’s Bacardi Hurricane.

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Bacardi Hurricane

6. Bacardi Zombie

Bacardi Zombie comes in at 12.5% and contains a mixture of citrus, passion fruit, and triple sec. I just got done banging the table for Bacardi Hurricane, and if there is one to match it, it’s Bacardi Zombie. The first 4 cocktails in the line-up were overly sweet and sour, but the Zombie backs off of that. While it’s just as, if not more, sugary than others, it isn’t as ‘I need to brush my teeth’ kind of sweet.

A typical zombie cocktail calls for light rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, passion fruit, and syrup. That’s a lot of ingredients for one drink and we often don’t have all that available. Pour Bacardi Zombie over ice and it’s a very easy, delicious alternative.

Bacardi Zombie Nutritional Facts

  • 5 oz serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Sugars: 25g
  • ABV: 12.5%

7. Bacardi Island Tea

Bacardi Island Tea is a rum version of the Long Island Iced tea. Probably my 3rd favorite in the lineup behind the Zombie and Hurricane. It’s a bit more sweet and sour than the last two but not quite as much as the first 4 in the lineup. At 12.5% it’s a decent one to bring to a party.

My biggest knock of the Bacardi Island Tea is that sweet tea, lemonade, and coke are some of the most common mixers, so I’d prefer to simply make my own version.

Bacardi Island Tea Nutrition Facts

  • 5 oz serving
  • Calories: 189
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • ABV: 12.5%

Bacardi Ready to Serve Cocktails Summary

After trying these different cocktails and researching them, there were a couple things that surprised me and a couple things that didn’t. Below, I’m going to list some of the different pros and cons of Bacardi’s ready to serve cocktails.


First and foremost, they are easy. Most ‘fun’ drinks require a lot of ingredients that aren’t readily available. In most settings, you don’t have 10 different mixers available, with triple sec, grenadine, bitters, and lemon or lime juice, so you’re options are typically limited. Furthermore, it’s a mixed drink you can take with you on the go. Bacardi Zombie and Bacardi Hurricane, especially, are two good options that are easy to drink, easy to serve, and provide some fun cocktails.

Second, it can be a replacement for beer. While light beer is the healthier option, if you don’t feel like slugging back 10 light beers or seltzers at 4% abv to get a buzz, drinking these ready to serve cocktails between 10-15% abv can be a good option.


The most glaring con to me is the nutrition. While I expected these drinks to be high in sugars, I was shocked to learn how many calories and carbs are in a serving. While the lack of bloating and higher alcohol content make it a good substitute for beer and seltzers, the nutritional facts say otherwise.

Another, is just how sweet and sour some of these are. While Bacardi Zombie and Bacardi Hurricane are good options to avoid this, the rest are a little too sweet for my taste.

Final Thoughts

I will likely buy the Bacardi Zombie and Bacardi Hurricane again at some point. The rest of them, I will probably go without. All in all, though, they are fun and light drinks that are good for special occasions or in certain settings. It won’t be a staple in my repertoire, but it will be a good last minute option or side drink to have around.

One way to really turn things up is to add a little extra alcohol. The Zombie and Hurricane are good enough while the others are sweet enough to add some extra rum, vodka, or tequila. Just make sure you drink responsibly!

If you’re interested in finding out about different flavors of alcohol, check out our guide to the different varieties of Crown Royal whisky

Also, please note that our nutritional facts were taken from the Bacardi website or from CalorieKing.


Below are some frequently asked questions about the Bacardi Ready to Serve Cocktails, many of which were already answered in the article above.

What Is In a Bacardi Zombie?

A Bacardi Zombie uses the base Bacardi Superior with citrus, passion fruit, and triple sec flavors. It is no longer made with Bacardi 151 after 151 rum was discontinued in 2016. The same goes for Bacardi Hurricane and Bacardi Island Tea, both of which used to contain Bacardi 151.

How Do I Drink Bacardi Bahama Mama?

You should drink Bacardi Bahama Mama over ice or blended as a frozen cocktail! The Bacardi Ready to Serve lineup is a selection of pre-mixed cocktails. Feel free to add extra liquor for an extra kick, or mix with other tropical juices to lighten it up.

How Strong Is Bacardi Hurricane?

Bacardi Hurricane is 12.5% abv like most of the other pre-mixed Bacardi Cocktails with the exception of Bacardi Bahama Mama (10%) and Bacardi Mojito (15%).

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