BACARDÍ Rum Month is back and better than ever, with 50 events spanning bars and venues across the UK. From rum-themed tours, takeovers, parties, cocktail offers and even a few freebies, rum fans across the country will be spoilt for choice this July.
For the second year running, BACARDÍ has partnered with DrinkUp.London to bring together the best of UK bars and cocktails to celebrate the hottest spirit of the moment. The unique taste of BACARDÍ rum inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world’s most famous recipes including the BACARDÍ Mojito, the BACARDÍ Daiquiri and the BACARDÍ Piña Colada. July is set to be a huge month for rum with these three iconic cocktails all celebrating their national day – the Piña Colada (10th July), Mojito (11th July) and Daiquiri (19th July).
To kick things off, London Cocktail Club will be giving out 200 BACARDÍ Piña Coladas to pay homage to National Piña Colada Day,one of the top 3 most popular cocktails to drink at home. And for those who aren’t lucky enough to nab one, Piña Colada fans can enjoy free samples with every BACARDÍ cocktail bought at top London bar The Artesian throughout BACARDÍ Rum Month.
For National Daiquiri Day, tasting tours will take place in Leeds, London and Edinburgh where various takes on the world’s most ordered rum cocktail can be enjoyed. From the classic BACARDÍ Daiquiri, made with only BACARDÍ Carta Blanca, lime and sugar to raspberry and even rhubarb and marshmallow twists, tours of this refreshing summer cocktail will take place on the following dates:
- London – 17th July: Bar Three, The Green Room and Red Rooster at The Curtain, The Cocktail Trading Company, Discount Suit Company and Dinerama
- Leeds – 18th July: The Box, Mojo, Domino and Rolands
- Edinburgh – 19th July: The Voyage of Buck, Voodoo Rooms and Bullard & Worth
For National Mojito Day, keep an eye out for free Mojitos across four Grind venues around London!
Furthermore, rum lovers can get into the Caribbean spirit at a tropical takeover of Big Easy in Canary Wharf or enjoy chic Japanese cuisine from Zuma Dubai’s takeover of The Shard’s Oblix, plus much more. All BACARDÍ Rum Month event details and listings can be found on the DrinkUp.London website here.
National Rum Day falls on 16th August so the festivities don’t need to end in July. Head to the London Edition and travel through different rooms on your very own rum tasting journey and learn how to mix a classic BACARDÍ Mojito. For those who want to celebrate from home, the newly launched BACARDÍ Spiced or BACARDÍ Coconut, make the perfect addition to any summer party. BACARDÍ Coconut is best enjoyed with a tropical mixer like pineapple juice or simply mix BACARDÍ Spiced with cola for a fiery twist on the legendary ‘rum and coke’ cocktail.
As the world’s most awarded rum, with more than 674 awards for quality, taste and innovation, BACARDÍ is well positioned to bring the UK together to celebrate all things rum this summer.
For more information on BACARDÍ rum and cocktail recipes, visit www.BACARDI.com.