No better way to fight off the cold than with a rum cocktail. Some tiki bars and Cuban restaurants will outfit their establishments with palm trees and other tropical décor so merrymakers can imagine they’re sipping drinks on a warm beach somewhere long past December. And many of these libations will incorporate rum as more drinkers are discovering the spirit’s appeal, thanks to the resurgence of tiki bars that serve rum-based beverages and cocktails, like the mojito.
And during the winter season, rum is a wonderful addition due to its syrupy flavor, spiced caramel notes, and versatility when used in warm drinks, according to Colada Shop chef Mario Monte.
“The sheer number of rum-producing countries and the difference in their styles make rum one of the most mixable spirits in my opinion,” says Owen Thomson, co-owner of tiki bar Archipelago.
We’ve outlined the area’s 10 most festive bars and restaurants that will help guests warm up and still feel festive. The list includes everything from Cuban restaurants, like Colada Shop and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, to one of the city’s most inventive cocktail destinations, barmini.Read More