Friday is National Rum Day

Here’s how to celebrate!


Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is shaking it up with its Watermelon Cooler, a combination of spiced rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Curaçao Liqueur, watermelon and lemon. 2202 Fourth Ave., San Diego. (619) 231-0222.

Havana 1920 will serve signature rum cocktails, including Riders on the Storm, made with Brugal 1888 Solera Rum, lime, fresh ginger, Jägermeister and R&D house bitters; and El Jefe Daiquiri, made with Ron Zacapa XO Rum, house-made Demerara syrup and lime juice. 548 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 369-1920.

Mezé Greek Fusion‘s Lime in the Coconut is made with RumHaven, fresh lime, pineapple, mint, vanilla and allspice. 345 Sixth Ave., San Diego. (619) 550-1600.

Theatre Box will transport you to Havana with its Raspberry Watermelon Mojito Smoking Candy Goblet. Served in a smoking goblet, the 36-ounce cocktail is a mixture of Silver Rum and fresh fruit juices topped with watermelon candy and fresh mint leaves. 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego.

Primavera Ristorante puts an Italian spin on the holiday with its Italian Breeze, a mix of rum, Amaretto, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 435-0454.

Diversions at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will celebrate the distilled alcoholic beverage with its new Flavor Origins cocktail menu. Go fruity with a Tropicali, made with Cruzan Mango Rum or Go Bananas, with Cruzan Aged Light Rum. For an earthy choice, there’s the Old Cuban, made with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum. 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad. (800) 854-5000.