Happy National Rum Day! Here are 5 of the best rum cocktails in London. From a rum and coconut take on an Old Fashioned, to a rich coffee cocktail, served with a slither of chocolate.
1. Oak Island Old Fashioned – Dandelyan
The world’s best cocktail bar does a banging twist on an old fashioned, served with a hefty piece of rope tied around the glass, pirate-style. The Oak Island is made with rum, labdanum, cocoa husk and coconut fibres.
2. Plantain Colada – Rum Kitchen
The Pina Colada gets a banana twist with this rum kitchen cocktail. With Bacardi Superior, banana, chocolate and pimento liquor, fresh plantain and mango, coconut cream and pineapple juice.
3. Cygnet – Reverend JW Simpson
The whole menu at JWS is a homage to famous literary greats, and this drink is an ode to Hans Christian Anderson – with Skipper & Blackwell Rum, stirred with Mr Black coffee liqueur and miscovado black pepper syrup, laced with Coole Swan single malt Irish Whiskey cream liqueur.
4. Jungle Boogie – The Walrus Room
Truly tropical. With Blackwell rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, garnished with a rambutan cup with Amaro di Angostura
5. Grasshopper Deluxe – Burlock
This 1930’s Havana-style hideaway is where you need to head for a good rum fix. Go for their indulgent signature drink, the Grasshopper Deluxe, with chocolate liqueur, crème de menthe, milk and cream, plus £1 from each one sold goes to the bar’s charity of the month.
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