Tuesday, July 23, 2024

9 Rum Cocktails To Drink on National Rum Day in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade

National Rum Day is Wednesday, so we’ve donned our tropical hats and stirred up rumrunner starters. Here’s some local spots that will keep the party going.

Dine and daiquiri dinner at Death Or Glory

The AFROHEAD Afrodite cocktail.
An Afrodite cocktail. Photo provided by AFROHEAD Rum.

Some dinner with our rum would start things off right, and Delray’s new Death Or Glory bar has the answer: a dine and daiquiri dinner, featuring AFROHEAD Rum (pictured above in an Afrodite cocktail). How perfect is that?! The menu on Aug. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. will pair grilled paneer cheese with a Garden Party cocktail, ceviche with a Sweet Potato Old-Fashioned, jerk Korean short ribs with a jerked banana daiquiri and finally vanilla ice cream with rum caramel, chocolate, etc., paired with a Pecan Flip cocktail. The cost is $60 per person and you can buy tickets here.

116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach; 561/808-8814

Rum from bar to bar at PGA Commons

Rocco’s Tacos, Spoto’s Oyster Bar and The Cooper are all offering tropical rum cocktails, and they’re all in the same plaza! Can you handle three drinks from three restaurants on a Wednesday?

Photo provided by Venue Marketing Group.
Photo by Rocco’s Tacos.

The Mexican Mai-Tai (above) from Rocco’s Tacos is made with Island Company Rum, lime juice, Cointreau and almond syrup, and is garnished with a grilled pineapple wedge, mint sprig and Rocco’s spice rim.

5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/623.0127

The Coco Palm Martini. Photo provided by Venue Marketing Group.
The Coco Palm Martini. Photo by Two Doves Photos.

Spoto’s Oyster Bar will be serving the Coco Palm Martini, made with fresh pineapple juice, Sobieski Vodka, and Cruzan Coconut Rum for $11.50.

4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/776.9448

The Walking Dead cocktail from The Cooper. Photo by LibbyVision.com.
The Walking Dead cocktail from The Cooper. Photo by LibbyVision.com.

Just read the ingredients and you’ll understand why The Cooper named this $13 drink The Walking Dead—it combines a house rum blend, Velvet Falernum, Don’s Mix, grenadine, angostura and absinthe.

4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/622.0032

$6 rum cocktails at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Piña Colada_Atlantic Grill
A Piña Colada at Atlantic Grill. Photo provided by Kip Hunter Marketing.

Celebrate with the classics here. Enjoy $6 rum cocktails (like a mojito or Piña Colada) made with Bacardi or Cruzan rum all day at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant, Atlantic Grill, and the Pool Bar.

 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/567-8020

Wynwood’s Beaker & Gray offers Velvet Slipper for one night

The Velvet Slipper. Photo provided by Beaker & Gray.
The Velvet Slipper. Photo provided by Beaker & Gray.

We love it when restaurants make inventive drinks for a limited time only, and this one sounds perfect. Beaker & Gray will serve the Velvet Slipper for one day on Aug. 16. For $7, this has Plantation 3 Star rum, Velvet Falernum, banana, coconut cream and pineapple. Velvet Falernum is usually a Barbadian alcoholic, spiced, citrus-flavored sweet syrup used to enhance drinks, and typically used with rum. Try something different!

2637 N Miami Ave., Wynwood; 305/699-2637

DOA celebrates with Bright Lights, Big City drink

DOA's Bright Lights rum cocktail. Photo provided by DOA.
DOA’s Bright Lights, Big City rum cocktail. Photo provided by DOA.

In honor of National Rum Day, Miami Beach’s DOA created the Bright Lights, Big City drink that will take you on a Caribbean trip. It’s made with lime juice, pineapple, simple syrup, passion fruit puree and Ron Barcelo Platinum rum.

2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/587-2000

Mama Mia cocktail ready with white rum, limoncello

3030 Oceans Mama Mia cocktail. Photo by Alissa Dragun.
3030 Ocean’s Mama Mia cocktail. Photo by Alissa Dragun.

Anything with limoncello is fine with me, and this drink is going on my list. The 3030 Ocean restaurant inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has concocted the new Mama Mia—with white rum, mint, basil, limoncello, lime juice and prosecco.

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale; 954/765-3030

Zombies ready at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

The Zombie cocktail. Photo provided by Pizza Burger.
The Zombie cocktail. Photo provided by Pizza Burger by Michael Mina.

Try a Zombie cocktail (pictured) at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina in the surrounds of the fab Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. This drink has Bacardi, Plantation Proof rum, Gosling’s 151, cinnamon and lime—you’ll be ready for a zombie apocalypse.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877/326-7412

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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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