There’s another reason to celebrate this week’s Sunday Funday (not that we ever need an excuse to drink). Since this Sunday, August 16 is National Rum Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite rum-based cocktails in Miami, so hit a bar, pick your poison and drink up!
Mojito Piripi – (below) Bacardi Light, Cava Giro, mint, lime and sugar, $9 during Piripi Hour Mon-Friday from 4-8 p.m. (normally $14)
Where to order: Piripi, 320 San Lorenzo Ave. #1315, Coral Gables, FL.
The Spicy Bull – (below) Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, fresh lime juice and ruby red grapefruit juice, topped with Yellow Red Bull and a jalapeño slice, $5 August 16-23 (normally $10).
Where to order: Libertine, 40 NE 11th Street
Aztec Medicine – (below) Pineapple, Bacardi 8 rum, habanero bitters and fresh lime, $15.
Where to order: The Drawing Room, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL.
Havana – (below) Aged rum, house coffee bitters and orange essence, $15.
Where to order: MO Bar + Lounge, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL.
Watermelon Cucumber Mojito – (below) Bacardi rum, crushed seedless watermelon, English cucumbers, fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime juice, $16.
Where to order: Katsuya, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL.
Boricua Mule – (below) Trigo Extra Añejo Rum, lime juice, fresh mint and ginger beer, $10 through September 31 for Miami Spice.
Where to order: Villa Azur, 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL
Ernesto – (below) Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, peanut butter wash, Cocchi Torino and Gancia Americano, garnished with a roasted peanut, $13.
Where to order: La Moderna, 1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL
Chai Tea Masters – (below) House infused Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, chai syrup and lemon, $14.
Where to order: Macchialina, 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL
Nikki Beach Mojito Bowl – (below) If you’re planning a group outing, this one’s for you. Nikki Beach has partnered up with local charity Style Saves to throw a free National Rum Day party this Sunday featuring a giant Mojito Bowl made with half a bottle of white rum and half a bottle of lemon rum. The bowl costs $350, and $50 of each purchase will go toward new clothing and back to school items for underprivileged children.
Where to order: Nikki Beach, 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL
If you plan on staying in, test your mixology skills with some of these DIY recipes:
Hemingway Daiquiri – (below) 2 oz Caliche Rum, 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur, 1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice, 3/4 oz lime juice.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass.
Cali Strawberry Daiquiri – (below) 2 oz Caliche Rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, ¾ oz agave nectar, 1 fresh strawberry. In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then lightly muddle the strawberry. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with strawberry.