Celebrate National Rum Day on August 16th With a Little Help from Sonesta

In honor of National Rum Day on August 16th, we’ve compiled some popular rum drinks from Sonesta hotels across the country. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate this “holiday,” get some friends together and have your own cocktail sampling party featuring some of our finest rum drinks.


A Pyrat’s Treasure from Royal Sonesta Houston:

  • 1 ½ Pyrat Rum
  • ½ Banana Liquor
  • 1 ½ oz Coco Lopez coconut puree
  • 2oz Orange Juice
  • 2oz Pineapple Juice
  • Garnish: Pineapple leaves, Pineapple slices and sprinkle of nutmeg
  • Combine all ingredients and blend in a blender. Pour in a collins glass garnish with two pineapple leaves, two pineapple slices and sprinkle with nutmeg.


Blackberry Rum Mule from Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta  :

  • 1 oz rum
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Muddle blackberries, rum and lime juice. Add ice and ginger beer. Garnish with raspberries and squeeze of lime.


Coconut Banana Rum Punch from Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta:                                                                      

  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 3 oz pineapple
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • ¼ oz grenadine
  • Combine all ingredients over ice, shake. Garnish with cherry.


Watermelon Mojito from Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach:

  • 2 ounces rum
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1-ounce simple syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 3 1/2 ounces watermelon flesh, cut into cubes
  • Muddle watermelon and mint in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, and shake well with ice. Pour (without straining) into a double rocks glass.


Riptide from Royal Sonesta Boston

  • Blue Chair Bay White Rum
  • Simple syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Ginger beer


Rum Julep from Royal Sonesta Boston

  • Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream
  • Coconut water





Island Oasis from Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

  • Malibu Rum
  • Island Punch Pucker
  • Midori Melon Liqueur
  • Sour Mix
  • Sprite

If you try any of these tasty concoctions in honor of National Rum Day on August 16th, let us know what you thought! Leave a comment right here on our blog and let us know which drink was your favorite!


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