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Getting In the Spirit for National Rum Day

By John Hayden

From 5 star restaurants to back alley dive bars, mixologists across South Florida mix, shake, stir, and blend their own unique cocktail creations. National Rum Day is August 16, 2021 so OutClique and Brugal Rum found some of the top rum-based cocktails around.

Enjoy sweeping ocean views as you enjoy a Hurricane at Dune in Fort Lauderdale. Brugal 1888 and Hamilton Overproof rums anchor this legendary cocktail. House-made grenadine, lime, orange, Plantation Xaymaco and passionfruit combine to take the tropical favorite to the next level.

Japanese restaurant Salvaje in Midtown Miami mixes the To Bee or Not to Bee, with Brugal 1888 rum, guava, mixed berries, coconut, and dry vermouth.

Trendy Wynwood restaurant Beaker & Gray explores their wild side with the El Tigre. Coco washed Brugal 1888 is mixed with espresso, house spiced syrup and almond-cherry tincture.

Brickell’s River Oyster Bar has the 1888 Mai Tai, featuring Brugal 1888, dry curacao, and pineapple.

Or create a cocktail at home. A bottle of Brugal 1888 is 40 dollars and is made in the Dominican Republic by a fifth generation of the Brugal family. A versatile spirit, it is equally enjoyed straight up alone or in spirit-forward cocktails.