**Intro**I'm not quite sure how or when this became my preferred drink, but I used to prefer rum and cokes in the winter and gin and tonics in the summer. Somehow I stopped the gin and switched to Diet Coke, and I added a lime, and it became my drink of choice year round. A few years later, Bacardi came out with the lime-flavored Limon, and everyone that knew me and my drink of choice was saying I had to try it. My kitchen is now never without a bottle.**The Taste**It's hard to keep limes on hand. Well, not hard, but not really beneficial, and wasteful if you don't end up using them more than every other weekend or so. I've found Bacardi Limon Rum to be a pretty good substitute. It's so similar, you really don't notice much of a difference, and it makes making a drink much easier if you're not slicing up a lime every time. Sometimes I'll still slice up a lime and throw it in there if I've got it, but it's really more just for effect, and seems like overkill. The taste really doesn't need any more lime.Additionally, it's such a strong lime flavor, it can disguise the strength or weakness of the drink. I'm not quite sure how it works both ways, but it does. I can make a drink pretty weak, with mostly Diet Coke in it, and I can barely tell that it's weak, unlike regular rum. I can also make it really strong, which isn't necessarily advisable, but let's face it, we all do it sometimes. It doesn't taste like it's heavy on the liquor at all. If I try that with a regular rum, it makes me shudder, because it's so strong. Not so with Bacardi Limon Rum.**Conclusion**I'll order a rum and Diet Coke occasionally at a restaurant or bar with Bacardi Limon Rum, but not very often, as it's more expensive to order as a top shelf drink, and I can get the same flavor with whatever house rum they have and a lime twist. But, when I'm at home, it has to be Bacardi Limon Rum, and if I'm going to someone else's house, I bring a bottle with me.
South Elgin, IL