Friday Happy Hour: World Rum Day – Rum Cocktails with Simon ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Ahoy matey.  World Rum Day is coming and ’tis the perfect time to drink…  Why yes me hearties. After all, rum is the tropical sun of the Caribbean converted into sugar, captured in barrels to age.  But to get the rum to our glass, those barrels have to sail the high seas through cold stormy rain and high winds.  Join us to explore rum cocktails – the dark side of sunshine in a bottle.

We have pillaged recipes for some rum cocktails and best of all, you’re invited to share in the booty with tastings of the grog.  Shiver me timbers what are you waiting for?

What will we cover?

To celebrate World Rum Day 2020 we will be sipping on some classic drinks to be unveiled on the night.  Below are details of the ingredients you need:
Drink 1: White rum + Gin + Angostura Bitters + limes + real Coca Cola (regular version)
Drink 2: White or Golden rum + limes + sugar
Drink 3: Dark Jamaican style rum* + Angostura Bitters + sugar syrup + apple juice + fresh apple (garnish)
* For Dark Jamaican style rum, try to source Myer’s Original Dark Jamaican rum or Coruba.  Or use an aged rum with some funk (not too soft or mellow).

What will you need?


  • Spirits, liqueurs, bitters, mixers, fruits and juices as required for the cocktails listed above.
  • Lots of fresh, clean ice.
  • Regular sugar to make sugar syrup
  • Something to shake with: eg. 3 piece shaker, Boston style glass + shaker tin, tightly sealed jar or wide-mouthed drink bottle.
  • Appropriate strainers for your shaker: hawthorne strainer, fine strainer.
  • Something to measure with: eg. A cocktail jigger, shot glass measure, cough medicine measure.
  • A variety of glasses: eg. collins glass, a cocktail coupe or similar, a rocks glass.
  • Knife and chopping board.
  • Something to juice citrus with or your hands.
  • Something to stir with: bar spoon or chopstick.
  • A tray or tea towel to catch spills.
  • Optional: eye patch, parrot, peg leg, plank, pirate ship, skull and crossbones flag.

Who will be teaching?

Simon was a landlubber who set sail on his rum adventures with the fine grog at the famed cocktail bar Der Raum with a classic daiquiri.  Since then Simon has been spending his dubloons at cocktail ports around the world in Europe, America, Asia, NZ and Australia. More recently Simon has been creating at-home cocktail experiences and teaching fellow pirates to make tasty drinks all around the world whether it’s a Melbourne balcony, a villa in Tuscany, an apartment in Paris or on a sailing boat – nay pirate ship – in San Francisco Bay.