Rum is one of those holiday drinks that immediately transports you to somewhere where the sands are sugary white, the seas are crystal clear and the locals run on island time. This carefree way of life can be celebrated on the 16th August on National Rum Day! We think it would be rude not to celebrate this national day so have rounded up the most unique and exciting rum cocktails to make all your rum day dreams come true!
- Hurricane Cocktail
For a rum cocktail that will quite literally set your world on fire…head down to Scott Hallsworth’s Kurobuta (Harvey Nichols department store, London’s Marble Arch and on Chelsea’s Kings Road) for a HURRICANE…This punchy cocktail (£12.50) – perfect for National Rum Day – incorporates a trio of rums (Bacardi; Blanco, Negra & Oakheart) as well as fresh pineapple, zesty lime, orange and passion fruit….and is even served on fire!
For more information please visit www.kurobuta-london.com/
- Cuban Cocktail Creations
To celebrate Rum Day with the Latin flair it deserves, hop into the home of South American Cuisine, Las Iguanas and try out their ‘Cuban Cherry’ cocktail! This sweet and punchy cocktail mixes together Havana Club 3 year old rum, cherry brandy, maraschino liqueur, lime juice and almond syrup. And to make things even better, Las Iguanas are celebrating 25 years of bringing authentic Latin American cuisine to the UK with an all-day everyday happy hour offering 2-4-1 on cocktails and coolers! (£7.50)
For more information please visit www.iguanas.co.uk/
- The Hungry Caterpillar and Manzanilla
Victory Mansion create the parties and you’re always the last to leave once you’ve settled in to a few of their award winning cocktails. It’s no surprise then that their masterful creation for National Rum day is the hottest of the lot, it’s fun and full of not some, but LOTS of rum. The Hungry Manzanilla is made from luxury Plantation 3 White Rum, Sage and Mint Agave, Manzanilla, lime and soda. Take one look at this £8.50 extravaganza and it’s quite clear where it gets its name from: the children’s book The Hungry Caterpillar, as there he is a little bright eyed fella nibbling on the mint leaves as you slurp this delight. But who’s hungrier for the next, you or him? Our bets are on you!
For more information please visit www.victorymansion.co.uk/
- Rum Tasting Taken To A Whole New Level
Rudie’s rum tastings have become a huge success ever since they opened and to celebrate National Rum Day they are taking things a little bit further, higher in fact – this time, the tasting in association with Appleton’s will be held on the 27th floor of The Shard. For only £50 guests will be invited to sample two cocktails and four measures of Appleton’s finest rums, all rounds will be perfectly paired with gourmet plates. Six rounds of drinks and six sumptuous dishes that will be sure to add zing to your life, think Oysters topped with Scotch Bonnet and Samphire Butter, Jerk Chicken with Appleton’s Rum Sauce and Mango Slaw as well as Lamb Rump with Coriander Sauce and smoked Maldon. It doesn’t stop there though expect more delightful dishes on the night. Join in the fun for sophisticated sips and stylish sliders!
For more information please visit rudieslondon.com/
- National Rum Day Celebrated In Style
Utilising two very different types of rum, Smith & Wollensky introduce the Stage Three Daiquiri. Fusing the aged and slightly spicy Havana Club 7 and the clean coconut taste of Koko Kanu they add a lick of their homemade nutmeg and vanilla syrup and fresh lime. A masterfully created blend – this Daiquiri hits you in 3 ways sweet, sour… then stage three. Sit back and indulge on this tremendous tipple for £12 in Smith & Wollensky’s luxurious settings, you will be sure to celebrate National Rum Day – the right way.
For more information please visit www.smithandwollensky.co.uk/
- Paper Plane No. 2
This innovative tipple served at the much-loved Salt Room in Brighton consists of Havana Club 7yo Rum, Salt Room Strawberry Aperol, Amaro Averna and Citrus. Balancing the perfect combination of sweet and sour, this cocktail will be sure to keep you bouncing back to the bar!
For more information please visit www.saltroom-restaurant.co.uk
7. Crystal Daiquiri
Drink in style this National Rum Day and enjoy a classic with a renowned Rocket twist. The Crystal Daiquiri (£9.50) is bound to give other tipples a ‘rum’ for their money, with a simple yet tasty concoction; 50 ml Owney’s White Rum and 50ml of Rocket’s secret Citric Acid Formula. This zesty cocktail is the perfect pairing for a summers day, we recommend giving this a try whilst relaxing on Rocket Canary Wharf’s stunning roof terrace! Available at all 3 sites (Canary Wharf, City, Bishopsgate).
For more information please visit rocketrestaurants.co.uk/