Rum plays such a major role in Miami’s South Beach drinking culture that every day is National Rum Day, which we just celebrated on August 16th. Its raging popularity can be linked to tropical Miami’s proximity to the Caribbean, the origin of this sweet spirit, as well as Cuba.
The world’s most famous rum brands, Havana Club and Bacardi, were created in Cuba. However, after Castro’s nationalization in 1959, Bacardi moved the bulk of its rum production to Puerto Rico. To this day, most of the rum production remains in the Caribbean, with each island producing its own unique type.
Here are 7 top spots all around South Beach to enjoy rum-based cocktails any day of the year.
Zacapa Old Fashioned at Bar Collins
Ingredients: Zacapa 23 Rum, Sugar Cube. Chocolate Bitters & Grapefruit Peel.
1601 Collins Avenue, (at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel), loewshotels.com/miami-beach/lounge, @LoewsMiamiBeach
Our Piña Colada at Sweet Liberty
Ingredients: Sweet Liberty Rum blend, Pineapple Chunks, Pineapple Juice, house made Coconut Cream, finished with 3 Coffee Beans blended with ice & topped off with Pedro Ximinez Sherry.
237 20th Street #B, mysweetliberty.com, @mysweetliberty
Coco Melon at Ocean Grill at The Setai
Ingredients: Coconut Rum & fresh Watermelon Juice.
2001 Collins Avenue (at The Setai), thesetaihotel.com, @theSetai
Bright Lights Big City at DOA Miami Beach
Ingredients: Barceló Platinum Rum, Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice, Simple Syrup, Passion Fruit Purée & a pinch Salt, then, garnished with a thin Pineapple wheel.
2000 Collins Avenue, doacantina.com, @doamiamibeach
Zombie at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina
Ingredients: Bacardi Rum, Plantation Proof Rum, Gosling’s 151 Rum, Cinnamon and Lime
4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach (at Fontainebleau Miami Beach), fontainebleau.com/pizza-burgers, @fontainebleau
Jungle Bird at Matador Bar
Ingredients: Flor de Cana 7 Yr Rum, Campari, Lime and Pineapple. Served tall in crystal cut glass, on the rocks with skewered pineapple chunks as garnish.
2901 Collins Avenue (in the Miami Beach Edition), matadorroom.com/matador-bar
Hyde Beach Mojito at Hyde Beach Miami
Ingredients: Bacardi Rum, Lime Juice, Mint Leaves, Simple Syrup, Soda Water. Choose Regular or Puree of Guest Choice: Strawberry, Mango or Blackberry. Order by the glass, pitcher or 20 oz. vase.
1701 Collins Avenue, (at SLS South Beach), sbe.com/nightlife/hyde-beach, @hydebeachmiami
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