26 Sushi & Tapas
Celebrate National Rum Day with fresh, umami-rich seafood and authentic Latin-American tapas at 26 Sushi & Tapas. Offering a culinary highlight reel of Nikkei–style cooking while maintaining a 100% kosher certified menu, the restaurant boasts several, tropical versions of the Mojito perfect for the season. Though purists can definitely indulge in the traditional iteration of the Mojito ($14) – White Rum, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and a splash of Soda, guests are encouraged to add seasonal fruit infusions for just $2 extra. Options include: Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut, Passionfruit, Mango and Watermelon. 26 Sushi & Tapas is located at 9487 Harding Avenue in Surfside. Telephone: (305) 200-2626; http://www.26sushitapas.com/.
Beaker & Gray
Wynwood’s favorite watering hole, Beaker & Gray, is the area’s go-to spot for creatively crafted cocktails on National Rum Day or any day. Serving a fun lineup of libations, rum lovers can head to the bar for innovative concoctions created by Bar Director Ben Potts. For the “holiday,” Beaker & Gray has partnered with Papa’s Pilar and Miami Rum Club to create signature one-day-only cocktails. The specialty cocktails to make you feel like you’re on vacation include 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. Cocktail menu favorites featuring rum at Beaker & Gray include Fhloston Paradise ($12) made with Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum, Rhum JM Blanc, coconut and mint; Un Poquito Maduro ($14) with Bacardi Carta Blanca, Bacardi Cuatro, maduro, pineapple and Cafecito bitters; Woke-A-Cola ($14) with Santa Teresa 1796, Banks 7 Golden Age, Amaro di Angostura, house cola syrup and blackstrap bitters; and Mai Tai Fighter ($13) with Miami Club Rum, Smith & Cross, chai and acid-adjusted pineapple. A classic Daiquiri, priced at $7, is available during Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 4PM until 7PM and Monday through Thursday from 11PM until 2AM. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 699-2637; http://beakerandgray.com/.
The happening Coconut Grove bar, The Commodore, invites guests to participate in National Rum Day. Don’t miss out on the exclusive offering of 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 flights. The Commodore is open from 5PM – 11PM and is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. www.thecommodorecg.com.
The Cuban-inspired lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, RUMBAR, encourages guests to take advantage of their National Rum Day specials. Exclusive deals include the $5 Rum Punch all day from 3PM – late on Friday, August 16th. In addition, from 7PM – Close, rum lovers can enjoy Rum y Cafecito Fridays with half-off cigars, $10 rum and cafecito cocktails from the cocktail cart, cigar roller, a domino table and live music. RUMBAR is located at 455 Grand Bay Dr at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Telephone: (305) 365-4500; ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/key-biscayne/dining/rumbar-lobby-lounge
Rum Day at RWSB means starting the evening with a flight of stellar selections. The dinnertime lineup includes half ounce pours of Star Rum, Zaya 12-year and Zacapa 23-year for only $20 from 6:30PM-midnight. RWSB is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 938-3112; www.rwsbmiami.com
Located inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami, Toro Toro offers two rum cocktails perfect for a hot summer day in Miami. Cool off with a Cold Fashioned ($18) made with Ron Zacapa 23, orange & chocolate bitters, Grand Marnier and cold brew, served over a Kahlua ice cube to ensure the cocktail’s flavor never gets watered down. Guests looking for an indoor beach vibe may order the Strawberry Fields ($15) made with Brugal 1888, Disaronno, almond milk, Coco Lopez, strawberry puree, pineapple, lime, creole bitters and torched anise. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental Miami. www.torotoromami.com .