I know, there’s a holiday for literally everything these days. But I actually love it! There’s nothing wrong and everything right with celebration in any and all forms, big or small, arbitrary or deliberate. It’s a great way to infuse some much-needed positivity in our daily lives and I am so here for it. And on that note, let’s get to celebrating today’s holiday, National Rum Day! It’s a day to celebrate all things rum related, as I’m sure you can guess.
If you’re in Toronto, and a rum lover then you’re in luck! Some of the city’s best mixologists at the coolest cocktail lounges and bars have crafted some delicious drinks to celebrate the day. These premium Bacardi rum cocktails will be served exclusively at restaurants and bars across Toronto, including The Drake, PrettyUgly Bar and Bar Raval. And if you feel like staying in instead of going out, we’ve included the recipes for these drool inducing drinks for you to try for yourself.
Where to find on National Rum Day: Drake Hotel Properties (Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, and Drake Mini Bar)
1.5 oz Bacardi 8
0.5 oz amontillado sherry
0.5 oz verjus
0.5 oz simple syrup
“Throw” or “roll” liquid between two tins over ice to create aeration, dilution & achieve cold temp. Serve up
Cocktail: Blanco Mai Tai
Where to find on National Rum Day: Pretty Ugly Bar
‘Horgeat’ (almond flavoured nut-free rice based horchata)
Mint for garnish
Combine ingredients in shaker. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.
Cocktail: Bacardi 8 Mojito
Where to find on National Rum Day: Bar Raval
Cotton candy mint
Muddle lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a tall glass (slap the mint leaves to release their flavor). Partially fill glass with ice. Add rum and top with soda. Garnish with more mint.
Whether you’re here in Toronto taking a tasting trip around these lovely establishments, sipping on a rum concoction at your favorite bar in your home city, or loving these libations in your own living room, we’re wishing you a happy National Rum Day! And as always, please drink responsibly.
*This post is a paid partnership between Bacardi and Addicted Media Inc.