With World Rum Day coming up on Saturday 8th July, there’s no better place than Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to sit al fresco in the sunshine and enjoy a refreshing rum cocktail.
Here’s eight of the best spots in the city for a rum tipple that will transport you to the Caribbean.
Revolucion de Cuba
Unit 17, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF
A trip to the dock’s Caribbean-inspired restaurant, Revolucion de Cuba wouldn’t be complete without a rum cocktail in hand. Visitors can choose from an extensive menu that is guaranteed to satisfy every palate, including Rumtinis, Mojitos, Rum Perfect Serves and more.
For those with a sweet tooth, choose a Pineapple Daiquiri and treat your tastebuds to Havana Club Cuban Spiced rum, pineapple, lime and sugar. With every one sold, Revolucion de Cuba also donates 10p to the mental health charity, CALM.
The Long Shot
Unit 3, Britannia Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Located on the dock’s Britannia Pavilion, The Long Shot is the place to go for live sports, monster sandwiches and mouth-watering cocktails, with an eclectic atmosphere plus outdoor seating for those warm summer days.
Fresh on its already extensive menu, The Long Shot’s Banana Daiquiri is a combination of Havana 7 Year rum, banana, evaporated milk and a squeeze of lime, before being blended for a smooth finish.
Britannia Pavillion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Boasting a selection of 141 rums, this atmospheric eatery is a must visit for rum lovers. With a mouth-watering selection of rum cocktails to try you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Those after a summer staple can sip on the cove’s flavoursome Hey June, prepared by mixing Cargo Cult Spiced Rum, Bounty Coconut, Midori, pineapple and a splash of lime.
6 Atlantic Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AE
Madre may be renowned for their tequila fuelled margaritas which pair exquisitely with their freshly made tacos, but their additional cocktail menu signatures are not to be missed either.
The Bandaq cocktail is the perfect post meal digestif, comprising Bacardi Carta blanca rum, fresh banana, condensed milk, Biscoff spread and root beer served frozen.
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool L3 0AN
Titanic Hotel’s Rum Warehouse on Stanley Dock was previously a storage space for Rum import from exotic locations including Guyana, Barbados, Martinique and Cuba, and is now home to the Titanic Hotel and the renowned Rum Bar within. Boasting a huge selection of Rums paired with a unique setting, Titanic Hotel is the ideal spot to celebrate World Rum Day.
Available from 8th-9th July, sip on a beloved Old Fashioned and enjoy a combination of Appleton 8, Angostura bitters, sugar and an orange twist.
Miller and Carter
Atlantic Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF
Transporting visitors to the sunny streets of Havana, Miller and Carter at Royal Albert Dock is serving up a selection of refreshing Bacardi Mojitos, made with Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, Mexican lime and mint, topped with soda over crushed ice.
Either stick with the classic or opt for a tantalising twist with four different flavours to choose from – passionfruit, raspberry, lychee and strawberry.
Edward Pavilion, Liverpool L3 4AF
Perfect for cooling off on a warm summer’s day, Gusto’s lip-smacking Disaronno & Coconut Sour is the ideal choice for those who love a taste of Italian-inspired fare.
Made with Disaronno, Koko Kanu coconut rum, coconut syrup, lime juice, cranberry juice and orange bitters, this crips cocktail is finished with a wedge of lime for that extra citrusy hit.
Unit 4, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Earning itself a spot on Maray’s menu, this ‘short and punchy’ cocktail is a flawless dockside dining accompaniment.
While taking in the views of Royal Albert Dock, sip and savour a Paradise Found and enjoy an elegant combination of Havana 7 Year Rum, figs, green apples, honey and lime.