Captain Morgan Lime Bite Review

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I’ve had a lot of people lately ask me how I feel about Captain Morgans latest product on the market, “Lime Bite”. Not being much of a fan of spiced rum I never bothered to give this one a try. That all changed one boring Tuesday night. For those unfamiliar with the product, it’s called Captain Morgan Lime Bite which offers the same base vanilla rum flavor that the original product offers, minus the caramel color and including a new artificial lime flavor. The company decided to cut out the middle man, in this case, the lime wedge/lime juice garnish that usually accompanies a rum and coke cocktail. Much like its predecessor is has great mix ability whether it be cola, lemon lime soda, ginger ale, or juice.

Tasting Notes: Upon opening the bottle, the artificial lime flavor immediately hits you. Initially the aroma reminds me more of that of curacao or triple sec. The lime flavor is very apparent but not overwhelming giving you a nice balance of flavor and alcohol. I sampled the product in several ways: first warmly sipped, secondly cold in a shot form, and 3rd in group of mixed drink recipes provided by  When sampled warm and cold there is a taste of lime followed by very little bite from the alcohol. As a cold shot the lime flavor is featured more and the alcohol is almost non existent making this treat and alternative to those that like shooting blanco tequila but hate the after taste. I tried mixing it both with cola and ginger ale, classic mixers for the original and felt that the new lime addition only made the marriage a bigger success. Overall I would highly recommend this to fans of the Captain and those that usually shy away from spiced rum. Below are a couple of cocktails worth trying to get you started.

Beer & Bite:
3/4 oz Lime Bite
6 oz of Beer

The bite is meant to be used as a floater.



.Lime Bite Squeeze:
1 oz Lime Bite
1/2 oz triple sec
splash of orange juice



The Classic:
1 1/2 oz Lime Bite
6 oz Lemon Lime Soda

Garnish with a lime


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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    Tom Jackson Reply

    I am really surprised by your opinion of this. This rum has one of the most pungent and obviously artificial Lime flavors I have ever had the displeasure of experiencing. The taste can be summed up as nothing more than fake lime flavored candy. There is no balance with this swill.

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