14 Tropical Bacardi Shots 

Published July 11, 2022
Hands cheering with Bacardi shots

Few things get a party, gathering, or night out kicked off like a shot. When you add Bacardi rum to the occasion, it'll put a smile on the faces of you and all your friends. Enjoy any of these recipes Bacardi shots that capture tropical flavors using familiar boozy rum drinks and fruit juice to get things started.

Strawberry Bacardi Party Shot

Take a step in a berry tasty direction with a bit of rum and summer strawberry flavors.

Strawberry shot on wooden table

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi rum
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, strawberry liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig, if desired.

Pineapple Bacardi Shooter

Keep things simple and easy with a three-ingredient shot guaranteed to make your tastebuds happy.

Pineapple Bacardi Shooter

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, pineapple juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Toasted Coconut Shooter

This Bacardi shot requires a little more time and effort than others, especially since you'll want to take the time to toast your shredded coconut for the rim garnish if you're using it. But it's well worth the work!

Toasted Coconut Shooter

Ingredients

  • Simple syrup and toasted coconut for rim (optional)
  • ½ ounce Bacardi
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce cream of coconut
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. If garnishing the rim, dip the rim of the shot glass in a saucer with simple syrup.
  2. Dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the toasted, shredded coconut to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Lemon Drop Shot

This lemon drop shot is a rum riff on the traditional lemon drop martini.

Lemon Drop Shot

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and sugar for rim
  • ¾ ounce Bacardi Limón
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the shot glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi Limón, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lemon slice.

Grapefruit Bacardi Shooter

This is one shot that perfectly balances the sweetness of rum with the citrus bitterness in grapefruit, and it's both boozy and thirst-quenching.

Grapefruit Bacardi Shooter

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Going Bananas

You know that banana daiquiri you always have on your mind when you daydream of an island getaway? This shot checks all the boxes in a single shot glass.

Banana Bacardi Shooter

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, banana liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with orange wedge.

Bacardi Rum Punch Shooter

This juicy rum punch shot has quite the grocery list of ingredients, but it's one that's worth taking on.

Bacardi Rum Punch Shooter

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Bacardi dark rum
  • ¼ ounce Bacardi white rum
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rums, pineapple juice, grenadine, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lime slice.

Piña Colada Shot

Just when you think you're out of ways to enjoy coconut and rum, the piña colada shot sweeps you away.

Piña colada shot

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ¾ ounce cream of coconut
  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.

Toy Daiquiri

A tiny daiquiri that's big on flavor, it's small enough to be a toy, but definitely enough to pack a boozy punch.

Toy Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi gold
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi gold, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Bacardi Kamikaze

Move over vodka, and there's a new liquor in town that takes this classic lime vodka shot to a new, explosive level.

Bacardi kamikaze

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lime slice.

Shallow Lagoon

Dip your toes into the shallow end of a blue lagoon, a smaller taste of the classic blue lagoon but with a Bacardi touch.

Blue shallow lagoon shots

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, blue curaçao, and lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Little Island

Hop from island to island with this shot riff of the beloved and classic Blue Hawaii.

Blue cocktails in shot glasses

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, add ice, Bacardi, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Mojito Shot

Take a breath. There's no muddling required for this minty and refreshing riff.

Mojito shots

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Bacardi
  • ½ ounce mint simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi, mint simple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Painkiller Shot

Certainly not as boozy as a typical painkiller cocktail. Consider this an ibuprofen. As usual, be sure not to consume on an empty stomach.

Painkiller Shot

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Bacardi black
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce cream of coconut
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bacardi black, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge if desired.

Bacardi Shots Worth Taking

Rum shots can feel puzzling-- just how are you supposed to take one? Where do you even start? With any of these recipes, you're soon to be a Bacardi shot master. Go forth and show the world your new creations!

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