We hope you didn’t miss National Rum Day on August 16. We can assure that we did not; our Sonesta mixologists were on hand to whip up fantastic and refreshing daiquiris, mojitos, rum punches, and much more. Read more about it, and grab our recipes, here.

Want to learn how to make more cocktails … live and in person? Then head to the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, where the head bar manager at Steelpan Kitchen & Bar Cian is mixing things up with our Liquid Art program. We have introduced complimentary mixology programs so you can learn how easy and fun it is to prepare bar-quality drinks at home. The lessons begin at 7:00 pm on the final Thursday of the month. Cian will have all the fixings for delicious juice drinks, featuring the new Absolut Juice Strawberry and Absolut Juice Apple vodkas. You won’t want to miss this hands-on demonstration!

Best of all, the sessions are FREE (though because space is limited, you’ll need to RSVP for your complimentary ticket). You’ll enjoy a mixology class with tastings of the featured beverages, a complimentary drink from our Signature Sips menu, a “Buy One Get One” voucher to apply to dinner during your next visit, and take-home instructions so you can prepare the refreshing cocktails at home.

The next sessions are August 29, September 26 and October 31, starting at 7:00 pm. As luck would have it, the 7:00 start comes on the heels of our happy hour, featuring live music, oceanfront views and a discounted menu of handcrafted cocktails ($6) and delicious light bites ($7).

We look forward to raising a glass with you!