1. Celebrate the diversity of rum with something you haven’t tried before.
2. Educate yourself about a rum you haven’t tried before.
3. Invite a friend to share some rum with you.
4. Ask your bartender what they recommend.
And how will the Minister be celebrating?
My first drink of the day will be a 'ti punch made with rhum agricole. Then I’ll look for something to eat and a rum punch made with something that has been aged, but not aged too long. After dinner it will be time for a rum old fashioned or something aged in a glass with a little water.
If cocktails are more your speed, here is Imbibe's collection of 8 Cocktails For National Rum Day. Dining out? Here's a roundup of five rum cocktails that are just a hop, skip, and a jump away:
Berkshire Mountain Ragged Mountain Rum, lime, Cynar, watermelon, Angostura Bitters, salt
Leon's Full Service
Ron Zacapa 23yr. Guatemalan rum, sour honey, banana, Punt e Mes, Bittermens Mole Bitters
4th & Swift
The Other Shore
Ginger-infused rum, basil, lemon, Lemongrass-Black Sesame Syrup, Meyer Lemon Tincture, pink peppercorns
Scarlet Ibis Rum, Boomsma Genever, Antico Carpano, Cherry Heering, Batavia Arrack, Jamaica #1 Bitters 11
the Sound Table
White rum, joven mezcal, Smith & Cross Navy Proof Rum, agave, lemon juice, Angostura float
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