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Over a dozen special mixed drinks are on the menu for this summer's big rum fiesta


Birmingham Rum Festival is back and we are putting together an exclusive cocktail menu featuring all the fantastic rum brands from the festival.

Tickets start from £15 and include free samples - Book yours here.

Guests will be able to wander around The Cuban Embassy and sample many different rums including classic, spiced, craft and flavoured varieties from the brand stands.

To see all the rums you can sample, check out this list.

Meanwhile, the bartenders will be mixing up a special menu of delicious cocktails showcasing the rums at their very best.

This menu is all new and exclusive to the festival (Sat 30 June and Sun 1 July).

Here are the festival cocktails confirmed so far...

Atlántico Mai Tai

A tasty and subtly tropical blend of Atlántico Platino and Reserva rums, Velvet Falernum, Creme de Banane and Creme de Abricot, garnished with mint, grapefruit and icing sugar.

Atlántico Rum Espresso

Like espresso martinis? You'll love this marriage of Atlántico Platino with sweet demerara sugar syrup and - of course - rich coffee.

Atlántico Cable Car

Atlántico Reserva rum meets peach and fresh lemon juice in this zingy, lively cocktail perfect for anyone who likes a sour.

Appleton Estate Mai Tai

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend, mixed with fresh lime juice, orange curacao and orgeat (orange flower syrup) makes for a refreshing tipple.

Appleton Estate Rum Old Fashioned

This is a chance to try the Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old, blended with Angostura bitters and sugar syrup in a classic rum Old-Fashioned, topped with orange peel.


Something like a sundowner in the tropics, this long cocktail marries Blackwell Rum with pineapple juice and fresh lime.

Black Storm

Simple and classic, this version of the Dark and Stormy blends Mount Gay Black Barrel rum with ginger ale and a hint of orange.

Mount Gay XO Old-Fashioned

Mount Gay XO rum muddled with orange, sugar and Angostura bitters. Not forgetting the cherry on top.

Aluna Colada

The smooth coconut flavours of Aluna rum are added to fresh pineapple juice and coconut water

Cloven Zombie

Devilish drink with a dash of lemon and lime, generous helpings of Cloven Hoof and Over Hoof rums, pineapple juice, orange juice and sweet grenadine.

And there are more on the way...

Keep an eye out as we reveal the rest of the exclusive cocktail menu in the coming weeks.

Get Your Tickets for Sat 30 June or Sun 1 July

VIP tickets cost £25 and include entry, a welcome drink, rum sampling, a street food meal and access to VIP rums.

Ordinary tickets start at £14 for entry, a welcome drink and rum sampling.

There will also be tropical street food and live music: salsa, reggae, samba and reggaeton performances throughout the day

Book Tickets to Birmingham Rum Festival (Sat 30 June - Sun 1 July).

Posted by Ahmed Ahmed