Vada’s top 4 cocktails for National Rum Day

Simon Blish

16 August is National Rum Day, making it a perfect excuse to enjoy your favourite rum cocktails in the summer sun. We scoured the best bars for the best rum cocktails, and present our findings to you.

Maid in Cuba

The American Bar – £15.00

Ingredients: Bacardi Superior Rum, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, cucumber, mint, Absinthe and soda.


Reverend JW Simpson – £9.50

Ingredients: Light Golden Rum shaken with peach and ginger, fresh pineapple juice and a homemade blood orange syrup.

Gingerbread Colada

Barrio North – £8.50

Ingredients: Santa Teresa Gran Reserva with pineapple and coconut with gingerbread sprinkles.

Jesuit’s Bark Julep

Kansas Smitty’s – £8

Ingredients: Rum, clove, pimento, lime and grapefruit peel, quinine cordial and mint.

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