5 New Cocktails for National Rum DayBy Lesley Balla | August 16, 2013 By Lesley Balla | August 16, 2013
The thought of rum drinks usually leads us to sunny tropical beaches, but truth is, rum is almost as American as apple pie and deserves its own holiday, which happens to be today. The sugar cane spirit practically fueled the building of the country - George Washington even had a barrel of Barbados rum for his inauguration - and it was one of the first to be distilled here. It's made quite a resurgence over the last few years, and we're not talking about the coconut-flavored stuff. You can find top-notch sipping rums at places like La Descarga and Caña Rum Bar, as well as a perfect daiquiri. If you're really gunning for something fruity and tropical, Tiki Ti has it in spades. For something fancier, check out these five new restaurants and bars slinging some delicious rum-based drinks.