We’re not quite sure when or why August 16th was coined National Rum Day but we’re not ones to ignore the opportunity to celebrate…and so…the bartenders at our Soho location set out to create a cocktail to honor the spirit. As rum is made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, they were inspired by one of our off-menu desserts; the Piña Inopia. A quarter of a fresh Golden Pineapple is drizzled with molasses and sprinkled with lime zest.
Sweet and refreshing, it translates perfectly into drinkable form. A drop of molasses is added to a Martini glass and then turned upside down so the molasses slowly runs and coats the glass. The rum, pinapple and lime juice are added and the cocktail is finished with a lime zest rim.
Notes on the Etymology of the word Rum:
The origin of the word “rum” is generally unclear. In an 1824 essay about the word’s origin, Samuel Morewood, a British etymologist, suggested it might be from the British slang term for “the best”, as in “having a rum time.” He wrote: As spirits, extracted from molasses, could not well be ranked under the name whiskey, brandy, or arrack, it would be called rum, to denote its excellence or superior quality. —Samuel Morewood
From Boqueria, on National Rum day, we wish you all a rum time!