Hundreds of Bottles of Rum on the Wall

Ahh, good ol’ rumbullion. Ye olde English colonies called it kill devil — both for its hangover-inducing properties and its medicinal powers. Mix it with some lime juice and a little sugar, shake it, and it becomes a daiquiri. A splash of Coke and a squeeze of lime make it a Cuba libre. We like it naked on ice and call it by its official name — rum. This elixir of aged molasses, yeast, and water was once used to cure aches and pains, and if you’ve ever used it to mourn a broken heart, you know its ability to heal is real. At this weekend’s Rum Renaissance Festival, there won’t be any tears (we hope), but there will be plenty of variations of your new fave spirit.

From this Friday through Sunday, celebrate and savor rums from the Caribbean and stateside through a tour of the Bacardi museum, parties, and the grand tasting on Saturday, when you will be able to sample some of the world’s finest rums for just 45 bucks. Sunday’s Big Bang Beach and Pool Party is the grand finale, and if bikinis and booze lovers don’t sound like a good time, you don’t know one. Splash someone at the Shore Club pool from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Cheers.
May 15-17, 2-6 p.m., 2009


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