We are all well aware of National Kissing Day and what gal hasn’t been notified about Steak and you-know-what-job day, so why the heck have people not cottoned on to National Rum Day sooner.
Kicking off on Saturday 16 August 2014, Floridita’s in Soho have created the Rum Island, a drinking destination designed to celebrate the beautifully smooth liquor.
An extensive cavern of the good stuff, they have aptly named the den Rum Island to hint at the cocktail menu which is set to make the mundane marvelous.
Rum rations are inspired by all things Latin-American, with guests being able to choose from an array of cocktails including: The Watermelon Punch: a concoction created from Brugal Rum, watermelon, Aperol Liquer, cranberry juice, lemon juice and sugar served in a hollowed watermelon. Navy Sangria: a nautical tribute with a Brazilian twist combining Pusser’s Navy Rum, Mandarine Napoleon, sugar and fresh fruits or Nuclear Slush Colada, which is a tropical blend of ice, Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum, Koko Kanu Coconut Rum, pineapple juice and naughty but nice cream.
External to the glass, guests can sample the lip licking barbecue inspired food menu, which collates a juicy selection flavours to compliment the drinks.
Striking a mark somewhere between the swoon-worthy beach clubs in Miami, and Ibiza and sophistication of The Hamptons, the chic beach-inspired drinking experience has become the perfect soho hide-away and destination of choice this National Rum Day.