National Rum Day Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Miami Spots

Miami is a city that knows how to have a good time, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a refreshing rum cocktail in hand. National Rum Day falls on August 16th, and to help you get into the spirit this weekend, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite rum-based recipes from some of Miami’s hottest culinary hotspots. Whether you’re looking for a Piña Colada or something a little more exotic, we’ve got you covered. So grab a glass and raise a toast to summertime fun!

Byblos South Beach Old Cuban Rum Cocktail
Photo courtesy of Byblos Miami

Byblos – Old Cuban

  • 1.5 oz. Ron Zacapa
  • 3 oz. Chandon Brut
  • .25 oz. lime juice
  • Three dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon wheel (for garnish)
  • Mint spring (for garnish)


Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Byblos Miami is located at 1545 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. 

Chica Midnight in PR National Rum Day
Photo courtesy of 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
La Cocina Cocteleria Nooo Que Bueno
Photo courtesy of La Cocina Cocteleria

La Cocina Cocteleria – Nooo Que Bueno

  • 2oz Brugal 1888
  • 1/2oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1oz Homemade Cafecito Syrup
  • 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients, add ice, and stir until cold, then strain neat into your favorite cafecito cup. “I suggest you get a piece of Cuban bread “aka tostada” and dip it. It’s gonna make you say, nooo que bueno!” – Cristina Suarez, Kush Hospitality Group’s Beverage Director

La Cocina Cocteleria is located at 1000 E 16th St in Hialeah

Sweet Liberty Queens Park Shizzle
Photo courtesy of Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co.

Sweet Liberty – Queen’s Park Shizzle

  • 1 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Year anejo rum
  • 1 oz. Paranubes rum
  • .5 oz. Peach liqueur
  • .75 oz. Lime juice
  • .74 oz. Simple syrup
  • 10-12 Mint leaves – torn


Add some crushed ice to the glass. Add mint and lime juice & churn with a spoon. Add batch and more crushed ice. Stir again. Add Prosecco (1 oz). Cap with crushed ice and douse with a lot of Angostura in a beer tulip glass. Garnish with a large mint sprig + straw, + Ango bitters.

Sweet Liberty is located at 237 20th St in Miami Beach. 

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