Don’t skip National Rum Day! Find your way to one of these great places and enjoy one of their specialty rum drinks.
Rum-based Tiki drinks
Don’t let walking down an alley to get to this Near North side bar intimidate you. Once you step inside, there is a decidedly “Gilligan’s Island” feel. Plus, the tiki bar drinks are unlike anything else in the city. While Paul McGee has mixed up the drinks to include more than traditional rum-based tiki drinks, rum is an important part of many of the classic drinks, all priced at $13. Savor the sweet flavors of the tropical itch (originally designed in 1957 and made with over-proof rum), as well as a traditional mai tai, among many others. And all, of course, are served in fun tiki glasses and that goes for the drinks made for sharing too.
Three Dots and a Dash
435 N. Clark St. – Chicago, IL 60654 – 312-610-4220
Northern Illinois Region
Mojitos are a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. It’s combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors are intended to complement the rum and has made the mojito a popular summer drink.
McCormick & Schmicks
3001 Butterfield Road – Oak Brook, IL 60523 – 630-571-3700
DeKalb County Region
For the best Rum Sangria in DeKalb County, stop by the Ellwood Steak and Fish House and the 1879 Lounge are located at 2219 Sycamore Rd. The restaurant and bar both have their own entrances. The bar is one of the most fully stocked in DeKalb and the bar staff will make you the best Rum Sangria to add to your small plate appetizer.
Ellwood Steak and Fish House
2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, Il. 815-901-0270