National Rum Day


Vodka, tequila, and gin, move aside — it’s rum’s time to shine. Whether you prefer white, gold, dark, or a blend of each, rum cocktails not only give serious island vibes, they are also a incredibly satisfying. Maybe your vice is a classic mojito, or perhaps you’d rather sip on a decedent goji berry rum cocktail. Either way, there is a rum drink for everyone in the OC to enjoy on National Rum Day, August 16th.

Bobby Navarro from has compiled a list of the best spots in OC to celebrate National Rum Day. Check out his detailed list here!


Habana | The Cuban and Pan-Latin cuisine restaurant will be giving out coins for each rum dessert or rum drink purchased on National Rum Day between the hours of 2-5PM and 10PM-close. The coins can be redeemed for a five cent mojito on your next visit. Enjoy their rum cake, Sangria Blanca, and Rhum flight.

Hatch | $6 rum cocktails from 2-9PM! Choose fromThe Black Cherry, The Kraken Mule, or The Kraken Punch. $2 tastings of Cutwater Spirit’s Three Sheets Rum, an exclusively special rum, as well as raffling off Kraken Tiki Mugs.

The Recess Room | This unique spot in Fountain Valley has a variety of hand-crafted cocktails. For rum lovers, try their Goji Bear, Rum DMC, and Love You Rum Time.

Recess Room Goji Bear
Goji Bear cocktail made with goji berries, Platinum 3-Star Rum, aperol, house goji berry syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg whites, and lastly, garnished with three goji berries. Photo courtesy of 100eats.

The Blind Rabbit | Navarro suggests the Five Spices of Death for National Rum day, the Official Tiki Drink of this 1920’s themed speakeasy. It’s made with aged rum, smith & cross, absinthe black strap rum, pineapple, grapefruit, Chinese 5 spice lime, and barrel aged bitters.

Don the Beachcomber | You’ll be wondering how they got sixteen ingredients into their famous Rum Barrel. Not too sweet and not too tart, the perfect blend of juices, silver, amber, and Demerara rums.

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