Missing the island this summer? You’re invited to kick off the season at Playa Bacardí: a one-night-only Caribbean cocktail and culinary pop-up

Missing the island this summer? You’re invited to kick off the season at Playa Bacardí: a one-night-only Caribbean cocktail and culinary pop-up

Get your island vibe on with mojitos, coconut cocktails, steel drum beats and sand—without leaving the mainland

With Toronto island currently shut down, Playa Bacardí has just the solution to get your island fix. Playa Bacardí, a pop-up “beachside” rum bar, kicks off the summer on June 19 with a lineup of delicious rum-based summer cocktails. The pop-up will feature island fare inspired by four Caribbean islands: Cuba, Jamaica, St. Vincent and Trinidad as well as classic cocktails like the mojito and the original Bacardí daiquiri.

“With the island shut down, we’re tapping into Bacardí’s Latin roots and heritage to give Torontonians a taste of island culture and the best of summer rum cocktails,” says Dominic Kreutzner, senior brand Manager of Bacardí Rum.

Besides authentic island eats and cocktails, the rum bar will feature a steel drum band, DJ Flex of All Trades, Latin dancers and a game of island limbo.

Get ready to get tropical. A limited number of tickets are available to the public here http://www.playabacardi.com/

The Details

Playa Bacardí: Pop Up Island Rum Bar
Where: Barrio | 884 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
When: Monday, June 19th from 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Cost: All-inclusive admission is $25 (must be 19 years of age or older)

 

Missing the island vibe? Here’s two classic rum cocktail recipes to kick off summer.
Original Daiquiri

2 parts Bacardí Superior
1 part fresh lime juice
¾ parts cocktail syrup (castor sugar, confectioners sugar and hot water)

Method: Combine ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass.

 

Cardamom Mojito

2 parts Bacardí Superior
1 part cardamom syrup (1/4 cup cardamom pods, 1 lit boiling water and equal volume of sugar)
6 mint leafs
1 part fresh lime juice

Method: In a highball glass, muddle mint leaves with cardamom syrup and lime juice. Blend in rum. Fill glass with crushed ice and top with soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.