Wherever you are in South Florida on National Rum Day, August 16th, there’s a great hotspot honoring this sugarcane-distilled spirit with handcrafted rum cocktails.
From Fort Lauderdale, South Beach, and in between, we have the scoop on where to celebrate National Rum Day all across South Florida – and what to sip.
Republica at The 24 North Hotel – Key West
If you’re luck to be in Key West on National Rum Day, head to 24 North Hotel, and grab a seat at their Havana-esque craft cocktail bar, Republica.
Sparkling Strawberry Pansy
Light Rum-infused in a special porthole bottle with Strawberries, Blueberries, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice and Edible Pansies topped with Prosecco.
3820 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL; 24northhotel.com
The Commodore – Coconut Grove
The Commodore, a classic cocktail bar with live music, is named after Ralph Munroe Middleton -an early settler of Coconut Grove.
Caja China Old Fashioned
Bacon Washed Bourbon, Dark Overproof Rum, House Amaro Blend and Bitters.
3300 SW 27th Avenue (at The Ritz-Carlton); Coconut Grove, FL; @thecommodorecg
Sweet Liberty – Miami Beach
Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co., honored as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars, offers world-class cocktails and creative American food.
Our Piña Colada
Rich and boozy; blended with crushed ice, Sweet Liberty 3 Rum Blend, Pineapple, Coconut Cream, and Jamaican Coffee Beans, plus, a Pedro Ximénez Sherry float.
237 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL; FB: @mysweetliberty IG: @sweetlibertymia
Malibu Farm Miami Beach
Located beachside at the Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc, this outdoor restaurant and bar overlooks the ocean, where guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails, featuring infused organic agaves, fresh squeezed juices and local produce, while taking in the view.
Mint –made with Rum, Mint Ginger Agave, Lime and Club Soda; and Coconut –made with Toasted Coconut infused Rum, Coconut Agave and Pineapple Juice.
4525 Collins Avenue (Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc), Miami Beach, FL; @malibufarmmb
The Lido Bayside Grill – Miami Beach
On a Biscayne Bay island, this stylish hangout offers coastal cuisine, drinks and a bayside deck at The Standard spa hotel.
Rum, Hibiscus Rosemary Syrup, Passionfruit, Lemon, Mint and Cynar Dots.
40 Island Avenue (at The Standard Spa), Miami Beach, FL; lidobayside.com
Villa Azur – Miami Beach
As soon as guests enter Villa Azur, an ultra French and glamorous restaurant and bar, they are plunged into its party atmosphere revved up by the resident DJ.
Aged Rum, fresh Carrot Juice, Mint, Lime Juice and Sugarcane Syrup.
309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL; villaazurmiami.com
Sugar at EAST, Miami – Downtown Miami
This rooftop oasis, atop the 40th floor of EAST, Miami hotel, is located downtown in Miami’s Brickell City Centre, a luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.
Vodka, Dark Rum, Cream Of Coconut, Pineapple and Citrus.
788 Brickell Plaza (on the rooftop at EAST, Miami), Miami; sugar-miami.com
Toro Toro – Downtown Miami
This upscal Pan-Latin chophouse and bar offers steaks and cocktails at the bayside Intercontinental Hotel.
Aged Rum, Disaronno, Almond Milk, Coco Lopez, Strawberry Puree, Pineapple, Lime, Creole Bitters and Torched Anise.
100 Chopin Plaza (inside the InterContinental Miami), Miami, FL; torotoromami.com
Baby Jane- Downtown Miami
Downtown Miami’s Baby Jane Cocktail House & Noodle Bar offers artful cocktails and elevated bar fare served in a bungalow-chic space.
Rum, Sweet Vermouth, Cardamara and Aromatic Bitters.
500 Brickell Avenue, Ste 105E, Miami, FL; babyjanemiami.com
St. Roch Market Miami
St. Roch Market is a chef-centric food hall, located in the heart of Miami’s Design District, featuring a thoughtfully-curated mix of local food and beverage talent.
Locally-made Rum, Solera Rum, Cognac, Whisky, Allspice Dram Liqueur; Sabal Cold Brew and Angostura Whip Cream.
140 NE 39th Street, Suite #241, Miami, FL; miami.strochmarket.com
Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton – Fort Lauderdale Beach
This rustic seafood eatery, which is home to the biggest rum room in South Florida, is located on the beachside The Ritz-Carlton on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
A secret punch recipe made with Overproof Rum.
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, (at The Ritz-Carlton), Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL; burlockcoast.com
ETARU – Fort Lauderdale & Hallandale Beach
Whether on the beach in Hallandale or on the patio in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale; guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and cocktails at this Japanese restaurant and bar, featuring a robata grill menu.
A twist on a classic Mai Tai served inside a fresh Thai coconut;. made with White Puerto Rican Rum infused with All Spice and Red Wine, Overproof White Rum, Coconut Water, Nigori Sake Almond Syrup and Lime Juice.
Fort Lauderdale: 500 East Las Olas Boulevard & Hallandale Beach: 111 South Surf Road; etarurestaurant.us
L-Bar at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL
Located in the heart of the hotel, this sophisticated, contemporary lounge is known for their handcrafted classic cocktails and live music.
Dark n’ Stormy
Small Batch Barrel Rum, Fresh Lime and Ginger Beer.
One Seminole Way in Hollywood, FL; seminolehardrock.com
KURO at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL
A contemporary Japanese-style restaurant, sushi bar, and lounge, KURO features Japanese-inspired cocktails representing the tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory).
NI –sweet; made with Rum, Yuzu, Watermelon, Thai Basil, Fennel and Togarashi; and Jyu Nana –bitter; blended with Rum, Amaro and Honey, then, topped with Whipped Cream.
One Seminole Way in Hollywood, FL; seminolehardrock.com
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