Where to Spend National Rum Day in SoFlo
Images: Kind of Tropical Rum Fashion
With a foundation built on art in its many incarnations – pop, live entertainment, fine food, and fabulous drinks – Crudos ArtHouse, located in the heart of bustling Coral Gables, offers guests a lively, delicious and immersive experience unlike anything in the area. Guests can enjoy the perfect fusion of Asian-Latin cuisine at Crudos ArtHouse and Aka Room – a special space upstairs dedicated to Japanese whiskey and highball cocktails as well as a menu focusing on temaki handrolls and omakase. On National Rum Day, imbibers should try the Kind of Tropical Rum Fashion. Made with dark rum, banana extract and cocoa bitters; this sweet and fruity cocktail is the perfect beverage to commemorate the boozy holiday. Crudos ArtHouse is located at 2415 Ponce De Leon in Coral Gables. For more information visit www.crudosarthouse.com. Telephone: (305) 392-0054.
La Cocina Coctelería
Images & Recipe: Nooo Que Bueno
Launched in 2019 and connected to Kush Hialeah (formerly Stephen’s Deli), La Cocina Cocteleria is the cocktail bar in Hialeah and like all things by Kush Hospitality Group, pays homage to its host city with a dazzling decor equal parts tribute and 305 fever dream. On National Rum Day, guests should try the Nooo Que Bueno; inspired by Valsan — a well-known, oh-so-Miami department store selling a mix of products including jewelry, cosmetics, clothing and fragrances — the drink is as one-of-kind as its influence, prepared with a heady mix of Brugal 1888, sweet vermouth, cold brew coffee, and tobacco bitters. La Cocina Cocteleria is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah, Florida. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7PM to last call. Telephone: (305) 887-8863; kushhospitality.com/la-cocina.
R House, located in the heart of Wynwoods’ Art and Entertainment District, is a South Florida culinary staple known for offering its guests Latin American cuisine, quality service, a lively and inclusive atmosphere, and most famous for their drag performances. Recently awarded “Best Mojito in Miami” by Miami New Times, guests should try the El Miquimben ($16), prepared with Bacardi, Rum Haven, watermelon Red Bull, lime, mint, and sugar. Another must-try is the La Pina Loca ($100), served in a whole pineapple, this frozen delight is delivered on a bamboo tray, and dressed with flaming sparklers, flamingo straws and tiki-style umbrellas; a drink as lively and colorful as R House itself. This cocktail – which serves up to five people – comes with five additional shots of the customer’s choice; and is now available upon request as it is a secret menu item or available by pre-order via R Houses website. R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. For more information visit www.rhousewynwood.com. Telephone: (305) 576-0201.
Experience laidback luxury at Soff’s, the elevated lobby bar and lounge at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, where guests can enjoy meticulously crafted cocktails reflective of Turnberry’s storied history. To celebrate National Rum Day, Soffs will be offering its signature cocktails. Highlights include its Cacao Old Fashioned featuring a large ice cube, Brugal 1888 Rum, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, Godiva chocolate, simple syrup and topped with an orange peel garnish, and Hamilton’s Last Resort with Brugal 1888 Rum, Pineapple, Lime, Orgeat and Angostura. SOFF’s is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For more information, please visit marriott.com/en-us/hotels/
Time Out Market Miami
There’s no better place to celebrate National Rum Day than at Time Out Market, Miami’s ultimate dining and drinking destination. Time Out Market will be offering the Isla Blanca cocktail, made with Charred Pineapple Infused Bacardi Anejo Rum, Amaretto, Lime, and Crème de Coconut. Priced at $13, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect addition to any meal at the Market. Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue on Miami Beach, and Hours will be Sunday 11AM* to 10PM. For more information, visit www.timeout.com/miami/time-
*All Market concessions open at Noon, except for Necessary Purveyor, LUR, Plants & Bowls, and Baklava Bakery which open at 11 AM.
Sip and celebrate National Rum Day at Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse Toro Toro with its new Summer Latin Lite Cocktail. Enjoy the meticulously crafted cocktail Sol de Verano with white rum, lime juice, honey syrup and topped with fresh mint leaves and raspberries. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Telephone (305) 372-4710; www.torotoromiami.com.
On National Rum Day, sip and explore Phuc Yea’s staggering Rum cocktail line-up. Relax with a nice Old Cuban Named Gio $15 cocktail made with Cuba libre, cola redux, salted coffee, Fernet Branca, CO2, side of peanuts; or savor the 90 miles priced at $16. Guests can choose to imbibe indoors or unwind in the garden. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Abundant street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; For more information, visit www.phucyea.com.
Images: Burlock Coast
Imbibe oceanside this National Rum Day at Fort Lauderdale’s rustic seafood eatery Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits. While enjoying the captivating ocean views on Tuesday, August 16 from 11:30AM to 4PM, enjoy perfectly handcrafted Rum Room cocktails including the Coastal Colada – Myers Dark Rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, pineapple, simple syrup and lime ($21); Master Mai-Tai – Don Q Cristal, Grand Marnier, lime, Orgeat, pineapple and Koloa Kaua’i ($19); Zacapa Rum-Fashioned – Ron Zacapa Gran Reserva 23, Luxardo cherry syrup, orange bitters and chocolate bitters ($19); and the iconic Burlock Punch, featuring an exotic blend of rums, fresh local fruit juices and secret family ingredients ($17). Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations, please call: (954) 302-6430 or email burlockcoastrsvp@ritzcarlton.
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers, a fast-casual restaurant located right on the gorgeous Las Olas riverfront, is commonly known for their over-the-top burgers. However, it is crucial for all customers to know that over-the-top shakes are available as well! On Tuesday, August 16, Big Buns will be celebrating National Rum Day with the launch of its ($9.99) “Not Into Yoga Lada” shake; made as a classic piña colada with spiced rum – a delicious and spicy way to celebrate the holiday! Big Buns Damn Good Burgers is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone;(954) 686-8181. www.eatbigbuns.com/las-olas. Follow Big Buns on Instagram: @DamnGoodBurgers
Rum lovers will be thrilled to know exactly where to celebrate National Rum Day – right along the Las Olas Riverfront at Matchbox! On Tuesday, August 16, Matchbox will be offering the ($14) Pineapple Rum Tai; prepared with light & dark rums mixed with pineapple, lime and orange juice with a dash of bitters on top. What is a better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous view and delicious cocktail? Matchbox is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue, CU-1, in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit and https://www.matchboxrestaurants.com/las-olas.
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Images: Tacocraft Rum Cocktails
With locations in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Plantation and South Miami, Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar is an imbibers paradise, perfectly suited as a go-to destination for celebrating National Rum Day on Tuesday, August 16. Although known for its impressive tequila collection and top-notch margaritas, Tacocraft also features a stellar lineup of unique, handcrafted cocktails. While basking in the restaurant’s energetic atmosphere, savor indulgent Mexican plates and creative rum libations for $14 including the Guava Mamma – Bacardi Rum, St. Germain, fresh lime juice and guava puree; and Grilled Pineapple Old Fashioned – Papa’s Pilar Rum, Filthy Cherry syrup, muddled grilled pineapple, bitters and a filthy cherry. For more information on Tacocraft’s locations, hours and contact details, please visit www.tacocraft.com/tacocraft-