In case you didn’t know and needed another excuse to drink on this beautiful day, today is National Rum Day. As the unofficial spirit of the Caribbean, vacations to my favorite region in the world wouldn’t be complete without a belly full of rum punches and whatever other rum concoctions the locals come up with. It’s the dominant liquor of choice in the Florida Keys as well, which in all reality is the American Caribbean, so finding rum drinks at all the waterfront bars along Highway 1 and up and down Duval St. just seems natural.
To help you celebrate National Rum Day, I’ve compiled 13 images of rum cocktails … and one image of me with a rum god. I mean, seriously, you can’t go to Key West and not order a rum punch from Bahama Bob, right? And the rum punches he made for me photo bombed the picture so technically, there really are 13 images of rum cocktails to help you celebrate this merriest of holidays. Feast your eyes on this collection of rum cocktails and imbibe away, my friends.