Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. Rum can be referred to in Spanish by descriptors such as ron viejo (“old rum”) and ron añejo (“aged rum”).
I have lived in Miami for over 18 years and can count on one hand the number of authentic Rum bars I have come across. For a region with such an incredibly rich carribean influence it escapes me why such a lack of authentic watering holes to try different rums does not exist here. No Mas. That is about to change with the opening of The Rum Line bar. It’s located on the patio behind the St Moritz tower of the Loews Hotel. This is the brainchild of the team behind the hugely popular Lure Fishbar restaurant at the same hotel. Renowned mixologist Robert Ferrara has created a unique cocktail menu with rum being the main star. In the land of Vodka with cranberry, this concept is exciting and new. They offer over 100 different kinds of rum. That’s right. Over 100 ! They recently held a media only event that highlighted the cocktail and food choices. We started with their signature cocktail called the Rumline Punch. Their Port Of Call creation is served in a Polynesian style ceramic mug with a whimsical sailor hanging on the edge. It went great with their crispy oysters and salmon tacos. We ended the event with their Green eyed Bandit. A unique concoction made with Cachaca, Kale and cucumber juice. Got Rum ? We do now. Head over to the Rum Line and try something new and something good. It is open Thur-Sun at 6pm starting tonight. Have rum. I mean have fun.