Where to Celebrate National Rum Day in Miami

This upcoming Sunday, August 16th is National Rum Day and, despite the pandemic, the third most popular spirit in the United States will be celebrated with festivities, fun, and fervor. Restaurants and bars across Miami are thrilled and prepared to give patrons a National Rum Day that is safe, exciting, and full of tasty cocktails. 

Rum’s recorded history began in Barbados in the 1950s. It was formally named “rumbullion” and by 1967 it was traded and dubbed “rum”. Rum takes on many forms with diametric extremes in its expression from the light-bodied rums of Cuba and Puerto Rico to the heavier and fuller flavored rums of Jamaica and South America. What better way to celebrate the nuisances and history of rum but with a cocktail?

Wynwood’s beloved food hall and hot spot, 1-800 Lucky, will be holding a Jamaican themed celebration for National Rum Day. Jammin’ every Sunday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., musical artist Dubwise will be playing the best in Reggae, Dub, and Roots. Tying into the island theme, 1-800-Lucky will be offering $10.00 Appleton Estate cocktails which are the oldest and most famous of all of Jamaica’s sugar-cane estates. 

In addition to the Appleton Estate cocktails, Rum lovers can try a new cocktail, the Hiroshima Mon Amour ($16.00), in honor of the special day. The Hiroshima Mon Amour features Santa Teresa 1796, the first Venezuelan rum, Chamte Sparkling Sake, Mint, Lime, and Blackened Pineapple Syrup. These cocktails are available on 1-800 Lucky’s outdoor dining patio or in a “lucky cat” to-go bag–––all drink and cocktail specials will be honored for take-out to ensure the customer’s safety and to facilitate a wonderful rum day experience. These rum-based cocktails are also perfect alongside new dishes from the monthly Vietnamese pop-up series Tam-Tam which is apart of Wynwood’s Asian food hall. 

1-800 Lucky isn’t the only hotspot that will celebrate National Rum Day. Casa Florida Miami is hosting a movie night. They will show The Rum Diary and offer specials on Rum old fashioned, daiquiris and mojitos. 

While some restaurants are still able to offer incredible events and drinks like 1-800 Lucky and Casa Florida’s aforementioned festivities, it is important to remember that everyone is capable of making their National Rum Day one to remember. Miami restaurants and bars that offer gorgeous, spacious outdoor/patio seating such as The Citadel, No. 3 Social, Astra, The Butcher Shop, Nikki Beach Miami, Shokudo, The Deck at Island Gardens and Vista Restaurant and are great places to celebrate safely. However, if you are unable to visit local restaurants or bars, consider supporting local businesses and liquor stores by buying your favorite rum. Esotico is offering 2 new cocktails to go the Dan’s especial and Paradise city for the Rum weekend August 14th and 15th. And don’t stop at the alcohol, make sure you bring the party by grabbing a responsible number of family and friends, having a barbeque, a cookout, or simply creating your very own extravaganza to celebrate rum in style. 

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