Celebrate National Rum Day With These Fabulous Cocktail Recipes!

Condado Beach
Condado Beach – San Juan, P.R. Photo Credit: www.planetware.com

Sit back, close your eyes, and imagine yourself in the Caribbean sipping on a refreshing, mixed Rum cocktail by the water. You can open your eyes now; it’s National Rum Day!

In celebration of National Rum Day (August 16th), we’ve rounded up four of our favorite Rum cocktail recipes from BYBLOS, CHICA, KAORI, and SWEET LIBERTY that will take you to that beach you’ve been dreaming of this Summer! Below find our rum-based favorites from four of Miami’s culinary hotspots.  

Byblos Marrakesh Garden
Byblos Miami – Photo Credit: Daniel Zuliani

Byblos – Marrakesh Garden

  • 2oz. Rum
  • 1oz. Lime
  • 1oz. Cucumber Juice
  • 1oz. Mint Syrup


Combine ingredients in a long glass. Add ice and garnish with nigella seeds. 

Byblos Miami is located at 1545 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. www.byblosmiami.com

Chica Midnight in PR National Rum Day
Photo Credit: CHICA Miami

CHICA – Midnight in PR 

  • 2 oz – White Rum
  • 0.5 oz – Blackberry puree
  • 0.75 oz – Lime juice
  • 0.75 oz – Simple syrup (equal parts white sugar and water)
  • 5 – mint leaves 
  • 1 oz – Santa Teresa Rum
  • 1 oz – Havana Club Rum
  • 2 oz – Red bean coconut mix
  • 1.5 oz – Pineapple juice


Use a jigger to measure out your ingredients and add red bean coconut mix, rums, and fresh pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker to mix. Shake the cocktail for 10-15 seconds before double straining into a large cocktail glass. Top with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig.

KAORI Miami is located at 871 South Miami Ave. in South Miami. www.kaorimiami.com

Zulma Torres

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