Thursday, May 25, 2023

National Rum Day: Where to Get Your Drink in Broward and Miami-Dade

Today is National Rum Day, so get your dark or white rum into your shaker or blender, or just shoot it straight. Any way you prefer rum, enjoy this most Caribbean of spirits in these Broward or Miami-Dade venues!

Just a reminder that the Miami Spice program is running now through September, so take advantage of some great prix-fixe meals while you’re sipping rum.


Burlock Coast

Home to the biggest rum room, this venue will offer  a $5 Rum Punch special all day long! The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/302-6460;

Sunset Grill

Rum cocktails at Sunset Grill

This al fresco thatched chickee restaurant at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is offering the Blue Hawaiian($8), Rum, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, and Pineapple; Raspberry Mojito ($8.50), Rum, Raspberry Schnapps, Simple Syrup, Mint Leaves, Lime, Raspberries, and Club Soda; Rum’s Out, Sun’s Out ($8), Rum and Orange Juice and the Sunset Rum Punch ($9), Light Rum, Dark Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, and Grenadine. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek;

Shooters Waterfront

Offering its signature Guava Martini ($12), with Real McCoy rum, guava purée and lime. For a sour and sweet combo grab the Lime in the Coconut ($11), handcrafted with Sugar Island spiced coconut rum, coconut and lime. 3033 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954/566-2855;

Casa Sensei

Celebrate National Rum Day with the Diplomatico cocktail, a combination of Diplomatico rum, mango purée, grapefruit bitter, and tamarind nectar. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954) 530-4176;


Coco Tai at ETARU

On National Rum Day, offering the Coco-Tai ($12), a twist on a classic Mai Tai made with Bacardi Superior infused with all spice and red wine, Wray & Nephew white rum, coconut water, Nigori sake almond syrup and lime juice. And served inside a Thai coconut.  Or the signature Bonsai Storm ($12) made with Bacardi dark rum, pineapple, pickled ginger, lime ginger beer and Angostura bitters. For Happy Hour, the ETARU Tiki Tai ($6) made with Bacardi, ETARU spices cordial, lime, pineapple, almond and plum. Fort Lauderdale and Hallandale Beach;


Offering the sweet NI ($15)—rum, yuzu, watermelon, Thai basil, fennel, togarashi—pairs harmoniously with the restaurant’s handcrafted artisanal cuisine. Or the Jyu Nana ($14), which highlights a bitter profile and is made with rum, amaro, honey an whipped cream. Crafted to be approachable, the Jyu Nana can be enjoyed individually or, because of its notes of dark chocolate and honey, can be paired with one of the restaurant’s desserts. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954/327-7625;

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

Now Ear Dis cocktail at Stache

Although known for its whiskies, this venue will offer the Now Ear Dis ($13), which combines Appleton Rum, velvet falernum, mango nectar, cardamom-infused coconut cream and Angostura bitters. 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954/449-1025;

Miami-Dade County

MO Bar

You can sit in Miami, but drink a Hialeah Beach ($17) on the sand, which has aged rum, pineapple marmalade, allspice, lime juice and honey. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305/913-8358; website

PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House

On National Rum Day, PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House is celebrating with the Tropic Clouds ($14) a blend of Don Q Cristal, coconut cream, pineapple juice, coconut flakes. 1453 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305/200-5606;

Beaker & Gray

Partnering with Papa’s Pilar and Miami Rum Club means signature one-day-only cocktails: How Mama Met Papa ($11)with Papa’s Pilar Blonde, pear brandy, FOS, cinnamon, lime, grapefruit and soda; and @ The Discotheque ($11) made with Miami Club rum, Montenegro, cinnamon, ginger, pineapple, lemon and cherry bark vanilla bitters. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami;

The Commodore

El Presidente at The Commodore (Photo by RM Studio Corp)

Offering half off Ralph’s Choice with Santa Teresa Añejo, lime, pineapple shrub and espelette syrup; el Presidente with Don Q Rum, Orange Curaçao, dry vermouth and grenadine; Spicy Pineapple Mojito; and certain rum flights3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove;


National Rum Day specials include the $5 Rum Punch all day from 3 p.m. to late on Aug. 16. 455 Grand Bay Drive, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami; website

Café La Trova

Maestro Cantinero Julio Cabrera, recently named “Best American Bartender of the Year” at the 2019 Spirited Awards, will feature the Daiquiri Rumbero (Bacardi 4, creme de cacao, amber vermouth, lime juice and coffee bitters) and the Cuban Manhattan (Cruzan Single Barrel rum, sweet vermouth and bitters), each for $12. 971 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786/615-4379;


Offering a flight of including half-ounce pours of Star Rum, Zaya 12-year and Zacapa 23-year for only $20 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Toro Toro

Strawberry Fields at Toro Toro (Photo by RM Studio Corp)

Offering two rum cocktails—a Cold Fashioned ($18) made with Ron Zacapa 23, orange & chocolate bitters, Grand Marnier and cold brew, served over a Kahlua ice cube or a Strawberry Fields ($15) made with Brugal 1888, Disaronno, almond milk, Coco Lopez, strawberry puree, pineapple, lime, creole bitters and torched anise. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza; Miami;

26 Sushi & Tapas

Tropical versions of the Mojito ($14) along with the traditional: for just $2 extra, options include: Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut, Passionfruit, Mango and Watermelon. 9487 Harding Ave., Surfside; 305/570-2626;

Matador Bar

Offering two signature cocktails, Stay Woke ($19), made with Havana Club Anejo Rum, St. George Coffee Liqueur, espresso, cardamom demerara, toasted pecan, banana foam and nutmeg; and Ms. Clair Voyant ($23), made with Banks 7 Rum, Overproof Rum, Spanish Brandy, Cognac, green tea, pineapple, pink lemon, orange, aromatic spices and clarified milk. The Miami Beach EDITION, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Havana 1957

(Photo courtesy Havana 1957)

Celebrating National Rum Day until Aug. 18, and in partnership with Rums of Puerto Rico, offering the Little Barrel Mojito ($13) made with Ron Del Barrilito. Other limited-edition cocktails curated with Rums of Puerto Rico include the Old San Juan Fashion with Bacardi 10; Island Dark Daquiri with Don Q Vermouth finish, and the San Juan (a Puerto Rican version of a Manhattan) made with Trigo Rum. Enjoy rum tasting samplers ($25) such as the Island Booze with three rums from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Bermuda or the Onshore Vibes with rums from Nicaragua, Venezuela and Panama. All locations;

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

The rum runners here will be slinging the Watermelon Mojito ($12) all August long. 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami; 305/538-5220;


For National Rum Day, send your tastebuds back in time with the Flor de Caña Vintage Flight ($40) comprised of 12-Year, 18-Year and 25-Year Centenario Rums. Or try the Miami Rum Runner ($13), a mix of citrus and rum. Or try the Charred Pineapple Mojito ($14), made with Flor de Caña 7-year, charred pineapple, lime, and mint. Perez Art Museum, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305/375-8282;

AQ Bar

The Dream at AQ Bar (Photo courtesy AQ Bar)

Offering The Dream inspired by Damien Hirst’s The Dream is a sweet mixture of Bacardi silver rum, white chocolate liqueur, coconut water, coconut liqueur, fresh lime juice, chocolate bitters, flake salt, and garnished with an edible flower. Aqualina Resort, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 844/366.8913;

Kitchen 305

Try the Frozen Sandia, with fresh watermelon, a dash of agave nectar, one part white rum and half watermelon liquor. The ingredients are blended and served in fruit; garnished with citrus fruits. The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Villa Azur

On National Rum Day, indulge in the Secret Garden ($17), a combination of Santa Teresa 1796, fresh carrot juice, mint, lime juice, and sugarcane syrup. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach;


Perfect for National Rum Day is the Watermelon Mojito($14) complete with Don Q Cristal rum, fresh muddled watermelon, lime and sugar; or the Havana Gimlet ($14), a revitalizing blend of Don Q Cristal rum, lime and melon liquor. The Gates Hotel South Beach, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/695-9125;

Cocktails at The Lincoln Eatery

Morning After at Cocktails at The Lincoln Eatery (Photo Courtesy The Lincoln Eatery)

For National Rum Day, try The Morning After ($11),a seamless combination of house-made corn flakes-infused rum, pineapple and coconut served in a coconut glass. 723 Lincoln Lane N., Miami Beach;

The Mondrian Hotel South Beach

Every Friday, including National Rum Day, this summer from 4 to 7 p.m., try $9 cocktails made with Coconut Cartel rum like the Modern Twist, a refreshing blend of Coconut Cartel Rum, Peche de Vigne, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice and ginger beer. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach;

Malibu Farm Miami Beach

At the famed Eden Roc Hotel, try the Mint ($16), made with rum, mint ginger agave, lime and club soda; or the Coconut ($16), a tropical cocktail made with toasted coconut infused rum, coconut agave and pineapple juice. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;


This rooftop bar has its signature drink, the Peony ($15), made with vodka, dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and citrus. EAST Miami Hotel, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami;

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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