Bacardi Alcohol Content – United States ABV & 1.5 oz. Calories

Loving a Mojito is so easy whether you are in a bar or at the beach. With Bacardi alcohol content and distilled liquor taste, this is one of the cocktails you can make and enjoy.

To get there, we need to understand the alcohol percentage in a Bacardi shot (proof) and compare it with other distilled liqueurs. In addition, in this article, we will discuss the calories per shot and give you recipes for your favorite Bacardi cocktail. We can not complete the article without describing the ingredients, especially gluten content, history, and the number of drinks to get drunk.

BACARDÍ Superior White Rum is one of the widely consumed distilled liquor. We want to start by going through the Bacardi alcohol content and the proof equivalent together with you.

What is the Bacardi alcohol content?

The high-quality rum- BACARDÍ Superior alcohol content in the United States is 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) or 80 proof. On the other hand, BACARDÍ Superior alcohol in the UK and Continental Europe is 37.5% ABV (75-proof of alcohol).

Bacardi alcohol content, calories per 1.5 oz shot, taste and serving temperature

The soft, sweet taste in the white rum makes it perfect for light refreshing cocktails including everyone’s favorite: Mojito and Daiquiri. Rum is thus excellent for cocktails or mixed drinks but can be served on its own.

There are other Bacardi drink variants including Bacardi 151, Bacardi Breeze, Bacardi Limón, Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Pineapple, Bacardi Mango, Bacardi Coconut, Bacardi Raspberry, Bacardi Lime, Bacardi Ginger, and Bacardi Black among others which might have a different alcohol percentage.

Bacardi StyleAlcohol content (ABV)Proof
BACARDÍ Superior40% ABV80-proof
Bacardi Breezer4% ABV8-proof
Bacardi 151 75.5% ABV151-proof
Bacardi Limón 35% ABV70-proof
Bacardí Dragon Berry 35% ABV70-proof
Bacardi Gold40% ABV80-proof
Bacardi Black 40% ABV80-proof

Let’s go deeper into each of them and discuss their composition, drinking styles, and taste among other facets:

1. Bacardi Breezer alcohol content

The Bacardi Breezers are alcoholic fruit-flavored drinks (fruit-based alcopops) made by Bacardi. Thus, it has a liquor base (in this case- white rum) and is artificially sweetened or flavored with fruit juices. Thus, Bacardi Breezer is made of an original mix of Rum Bacardi Superior and tropical juices. The resultant drink is then bottled in carbonated form.

The juice flavor range that is used varies from apple, lemon, orange, lychee, tropical lime, pineapple, ruby grapefruit, blackberry, watermelon, cranberry, coconut, raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, strawberry, mango, mint, to peach.

Therefore, the Bacardi breeze has 4% alcohol content by volume making it pretty alcoholic. The alcohol content in a Bacardi breeze can vary from region to region with the ABV being 4% in the U.K., 4 or 5% of alcohol presence in Canada & Europe, 4.4% alcohol in Australia, and 4.8% in India.

In summary, the Bacardi Breezer is a fruit-based alcopop made from carbonated water, with a fruity base, and then spiked with Bacardi rum with a resultant alcohol content of 4% by volume or a different ABV depending on the region. The Breezers are thus alcoholic but with low alcohol content akin to light beers such as Bud Light with an ABV of 4.2%.

2. Bacardi 151 alcohol percentage

The Bacardi 151 took the alcohol content in a distilled liquor to another new height. The rum was well known for its flammable qualities and thus had a metal flame protector built into the lid to reduce fire accidents.

The Bacardi 151 has an alcohol content of 75.5% ABV thus 151-proof. This high proof made the Bacardi 151 particularly flammable among liquors and thus was majorly used for stunts such as at-home pyrotechnic stunts leading to its discontinuation.

Moreover, drinking the Bacardi 151 straight may not be recommended. This is even though it has the strongest flavor which makes it attractive to drink straight. Thus, the Bacardi 151 was discontinued but you can still get another brand of 151-proof rums on the market.

3. Bacardi Limón Alcohol Content

The Bacardi Limón is a unique blend of BACARDÍ Rum which is infused with an artful combination of all-natural flavors of lemon, lime, and grapefruit essences for a smooth drink used in cocktails. The distilled liqueur was introduced in 1995 with an origin in Cuba and took the Spanish name for lemon which is Limón.

The resultant Bacardi Limón contains 35% alcohol by volume (70-proof). The crisp and sunny spirit is excellent for most occasions due to the relatively high alcohol content and meticulously crafted flavor.

You will feel the light rum taste even though it is secondary to the added citrus flavoring. The essential oils from the citrus peel that are extracted via ‘cold pressing’ are used to flavor this drink. This gives the liqueur a refreshing flavor in addition to a kick of complexity for the most refreshing cocktails.

4. Bacardí Dragon Berry Rum

The Bacardí Dragon Berry Rum was designed to be a mixer with lemonade and lemon-lime soda. You can also use it as a mixer for singles including ginger ale, iced tea, sparkling or tonic water, club soda, or Sprite. It was introduced in 2009.

Just like the Bacardi Limon which is the rum infused with citrus fruit peels, Bacardí Dragon Berry Rum is a flavored rum of strawberries and dragon fruit.

Bacardí Dragon Berry Rum is bottled at 70 proof (35% ABV). It thus gives you a high alcohol content in addition to the delicious, exotic flavor which does so much of the heavy lifting in the preparation of cocktails.

Therefore, the sip of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum gives you fresh bursts of strawberry meeting the more subtle sweetness of dragonfruit thus giving you a prime and unique flavored rum.

5. Bacardi Gold alcohol content

The Bacardi Gold is a rum that is produced in Puerto Rico that gives you rich vanilla buttery caramel toasted almond and sweet banana notes combined with a warm zest of orange peel and a light-tasting oaky finish.

BACARDI Gold Rum has an alcohol content of 40% abv which is 80-proof. This is equal to the alcohol content in BACARDÍ Superior, other rums, whiskeys, and vodkas.

The Bacardi Gold is a Gold or Pale rum. This is unlike white rum which has a clearer, milder, and lighter flavor. White rums are filtered and shaped through a secret blend of charcoal after aging for a year or more to remove the coloration.

6. Bacardi Black alcohol content

The Bacardi Black rum is a medium-bodied black rum that gives your sweet tropical fruit buttery caramel and vanilla tasting notes which give way to a smoky licorice and molasses finish. Thus the drink has sweet notes and a smoky finish.

The alcohol content is a Bacardi Black is 40% abv which is 80-proof. The liquor is aged in heavily charred oak barrels which are then shaped through a secret blend of charcoals.

The Black Bacardi is aged longer than Gold Bacardi rum. It is made from a blend of molasses-based, column still rums.

The Bacardi Black rum is known for its robust and intense flavor which is a mystery. The flavor and aroma make it a perfect rum to be served as shots.

7. Bacardi Rum Punch alcohol content

The Bacardi Rum Punch is a ready-to-drink real Rum cocktail in a can. It is made with Bacardi Superior rum in combination with all-natural flavors.

You will love the real natural ingredients such as cane sugar, and natural juices/ concentrates that make the Bacardi Rum punch. The drink thus has no artificial sweeteners.

The high-quality and refreshing Bacardi Rum punch alcohol content is 5.9% ABV equivalent to a proof of 11.8. It is higher in alcohol as compared to most beers in the market today including your typical can of hard seltzer.

The alcohol content is lower as compared to the BACARDÍ Island Punch drink which is fun and full-flavored at 12.5% ABV (25-proof). The BACARDÍ Island Punch is also ready to drink but you need to check your alcohol intake since its ABV is too high.

How many Bacardi Drinks to get drunk

For a healthy average person, three shots of Bacardi rum (40% ABV or 80-proof) taken within an hour will get you drunk. However, people with a smaller height and weight (smaller body stature and composition), they will get drunk after taking three Bacardi shots and remain tipsy the whole day.

Nonetheless, we do not recommend taking such amounts of Bacardi on a daily basis.

To ensure that you eliminate health risks, the UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) low-risk drinking guidelines advise that you should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week on a regular basis. This reduces the risk of heart disease, liver disease, and cancer.

Since a single 25ml serving Bacardi contains 40% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) has one unit of alcohol, you should not take more than 14 drinks (servings) spread over three days or more in a week.

The rate of inebriation depends on the

  • Weight and height which determine the stature,
  • Health status of the individual taking Bacardi rum
  • Presence of food in the stomach
  • Alcohol tolerance of the individual
  • Sex/ gender of the person taking the rum
  • Age

All the above and others can make you drunk faster or more slowly.


The BACARDÍ rum brand was established in 1862 originating in Santiago de Cuba and has been producing world-class rums ever since making it to be successfully sold almost all over the world.

Bacardi was crafted through 10 years of dedication to produce the perfect rum- putting the customers and their experiences at the heart. 

Its main ingredients are sugar cane molasses, yeast, and water. To produce the liquor, these ingredients are fermented, followed by distillation, aging, filtration, and blending to give you the perfect rum.

The over 200 different Bacardi brands come in a range of flavors including orange, tropical lime, pineapple, ruby grapefruit, and peach. All the Bacardi rum brands are aged for at least 1 year to perfect their taste and aroma.

Calories in a shot of Bacardi: How long will it take to burn the Bacardi's 97 calories

Calories in a shot of Bacardi

We all want to take a drink that will give us enjoyment without the worry of gaining too much weight. That is why we need to consider the calorie output from a shot of Bacardi white rum.

Bacardi Superior Rum 1.5 fl oz. shots will give you 97 calories. All these calories are from the Bacardi alcohol content and none are from carbohydrates, proteins, or fats.

You will get 58 calories that you will get from a shot (30 ml) of Bacardi. On the other hand, you will get 54 calories from one shot (25 ml) of Bacardi White Rum.

Each gram of alcohol gives you 7 calories while proteins and carbohydrates give you 4 calories per gram. The number of calories in alcohol is second only after fat which gives you 9 calories per gram.

Bacardi’s Superior White Rum product description

FeatureRumplemintz Description
CategoryWhite rum
Size50ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1 Liter, 1.75l
Proof80 proof ( 40% ABV)
Calories97 calories per standard shot (1.5 oz.)
OriginSantiago de Cuba by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó
DistilleryBacardi Limited in Puerto Rico
Spirit styleSweet and smooth rum
TasteDry, crisp, and clean with subtle notes of almonds and lime are complemented by hints of vanilla
Color Clear but other types have different colors
Smell Faint almonds and tropical fruits smell of the rum
Optimal serving temperatureBetween 18-20 degrees and chilled in mixed drinks
IngredientsMash bill of molasses, yeast, and water


We have explored together the alcohol content in Bacardi Superior Rum and compared the different variants of Bacardi Rum. This includes Bacardi Black and Bacardi Gold which are different types of rum.

The Bacardi Superior white Rum contains 40% alcohol content by volume (80-proof) in the United States. The Bacardi alcohol content may vary from region to region.

We have also discussed the calories in a 1.5 oz serving shot of Bacardi which is 97 calories per shot. To note is that all these calories are derived from the Bacardi alcohol content and none from carbs or fats.