15+ Bacardi 151 Drinks and Shots

Published June 14, 2022
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Once a spirit you couldn't walk down an aisle without bumping into, Bacardi 151 is a whisper in the wind these days. But just because they stopped producing it doesn't mean bottles don't still exist, and luckily distilleries still make a few other styles of 151-proof liquors. So buckle up and prepare for a cocktail that'll bite back if you don't take it easy.

151 Shots

Jump headfirst into the deep end with a Bacardi 151 shot. Craft an easy-going shot to get the ball going with one that just might bite you back.

Backfire on the Freeway

This two-part shot has a familiar routine, much like a Jägerbomb or Irish Slammer. Shake up the shot to chill before dropping the glass into the beer. This shot isn't for the weary and will undoubtedly leave the soul a little banged up.

backfire on the freeway shot rum stout beer chaser

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • Ice
  • 8 ounces Irish stout

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and 151.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Pour into shot glass.
  4. Drop shot glass into beer, drinking both immediately and quickly.

Big Bang Rum Shooter

Smooth over the bold flavors in the 151 with a sweet and citrus shot. This recipe is easy to double or triple once you convince others to join.

big bang rum shooter cocktail shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, 151 rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

11th Hour Shot

This shot is not only a doozy but also quite pricey as it calls for ELEVEN different liquors.

11th hour shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1⁄6 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1⁄6 ounce absinthe
  • 1⁄6 ounce everclear
  • 1⁄6 ounce Goldschläger
  • 1⁄6 ounce Hennessy
  • 1⁄6 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1⁄6 ounce gin
  • 1⁄6 ounce tequila
  • 1⁄6 ounce rum
  • 1⁄6 ounce vodka
  • 1⁄6 ounce whiskey
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Five Star General Shot

This peppermint shot will have you breathing fire. Thankfully, it only requires five ingredients, too.

Five Star General Shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1⁄3 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1⁄3 ounce Goldschläger
  • 1⁄3 ounce peppermint liqueur
  • 1⁄3 ounce tequila
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151, Jägermeister, Goldschläger, peppermint liqueur, and tequila.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Seven-Headed Dragon Shooter

Like the other 151 shots with numbered names, this shooter packs a hard punch with seven ingredients and several types of whiskey.

seven headed dragon shooter cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • ¼ ounce Jägermeister
  • ¼ ounce Goldschläger
  • ¼ ounce Jim Beam
  • ¼ ounce Wild Turkey
  • ¼ ounce Jack Daniel's
  • ¼ ounce peppermint liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Four Horsemen No. 151

Flip the traditional Four Horseman shot on its head. Instead of just whiskey, it adds in a few other familiar players.

four horsemen No. 151 shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • ½ ounce Jägermeister
  • ½ ounce peppermint liqueur
  • ½ ounce gold tequila
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

151 Ways to Die

Thankfully this shot doesn't have 151 ingredients, but the overproof rum packs a punch anyways.

151 ways to die shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • ½ ounce Everclear
  • ½ ounce tequila
  • ½ ounce whiskey
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Flaming Doctor Pepper

Only a high octane rum is the feasible float to this fiery shot. Be incredibly careful when igniting this shot, and know that you can always skip the fireworks.

flaming dr pepper shot cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, add amaretto.
  2. Layer Bacardi 151 Rum by slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  3. Ignite with match or lighter.
  4. With beer in pint glass, drop in shot glass to extinguish the flames.
  5. Only after flames are extinguished, drink the shot and beer quickly.

Flaming Bob Marley

Although this shot takes quite a bit more effort, the layering makes it stand out from all the rest.

flaming bob marley shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce creme de menthe
  • ¼ ounce Bacardi 151 Rum

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, add grenadine.
  2. Layer banana liqueur by slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  3. Add creme de menthe layer by slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  4. Create final layer by slowly pouring Bacardi 151 down the back of a spoon.
  5. Ignite with match or lighter.
  6. Blow out flames before enjoying.

151 Drinks

If a 151 shot is a bit too much for you to stomach, you can smooth over those flavors in a cocktail. Then again, you can also emphasize those fiery flavors just as well. Which side of the coin do you fall on?

Superman's Kryptonite

This cocktail leaves behind all those sharp flavors of 151. Instead, it's hidden among the tropical flavors. Almost as though this could be your kryptonite.

Superman's Kryptonite cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, spiced rum, pineapple juice, and melon liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Float Bacardi 151 by slowly pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Hawaiian Hammer

If you enjoy a tropical rum cocktail but want something to cut through all the overly vibrant flavors, this solves your problems.

Hawaiian Hammer Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce coconut rum
  • ½ ounce banana rum
  • 1 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice, pineapple wedge, and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, banana liqueur, coconut rum, banana rum, Bacardi 151 Rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice, pineapple wedge, and cherry.

Caribou Lou

There's a bit more 151 found in this cocktail than other tropical rum cocktails but don't let that scare you off.

Caribou Lou cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • ¾ ounce coconut rum
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, coconut rum, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge and mint sprig.

Do Me Now

This cheeky drink name is all due to the fizzy lemon-lime flavors and the buzz this drink creates.

Do Me Now Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce peach liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, cranberry juice, and peach liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Grim Reaper

This eerie drink is great around Halloween, but truthfully, anything with 151 is spooky any time of the year.

Grim Reaper Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, coffee liqueur, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

Almost Undead Gentleman

This riff skips a few of the more difficult-to-find ingredients in the classic Undead Gentleman, but that doesn't make it any less lethal.

Almost Undead Gentleman cocktail

Ingredients

  • Splash of absinthe
  • 1 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1-2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In chilled glass, swirl absinthe and discard remainder.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, allspice dram, cinnamon simple syrup, and bitters.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.
  6. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Zombie No. 2

The Zombie, a cocktail that needs no introduction but may need an explanation if you consume too many.

Zombie No. 2 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1½ ounces gold rum
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • 1-2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, gold rum, spiced rum, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon liqueur, grenadine, and bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into hurricane or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange ribbon and lime wedge.

Hurricane

A popular New Orleans cocktail that is as popular as it is boozy. This rum heavy cocktail is deceptively sweet and tasty.

Hurricane cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce passion fruit juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge, pineapple wedge, and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, light rum, Bacardi 151 Rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wedge, pineapple wedge, and cherry.

Orange Eff

Mix your 151 up with not just citrus but make it fun by adding a little fizz.

Orange Eff cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces orange soda
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi 151 Rum, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

151 Drinks to Light a Fire

Liven up the night and the party with some Bacardi 151 Rum or another overproof rum. Unlike other styles of rum, this spirit will sweep you off your feet. So before you jump in head first, explore the shallow end. And don't forget to pace yourself. Now show off your new recipes on your grid.

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