The Summer of Rum Festival
I received two VIP tickets to The Tampa Bay Rum Festival through a partnership with Tampa Bay Bloggers in exchange for writing a review. As always, my opinions are all mine.
I seem to have lost any ability to write in a semi-consistent matter, a lot of things have been happening lately concerning work and my personal life that have kept me a bit off centered. Not all bad but not all good either. At least I think my u.c. is in remission, they say there is always a bright side.
Anyways, that was my lead in (excuse) to why it took me two weeks to let you know how the Tampa Summer of Rum Festival went. It was amazing. I’ve been to other events put on by Big City Events but this was by far my favorite. And I really liked the others. Follow them on Facebook to see what all they have coming up!
The festival was held at the The Cuban Club, which I’d never been to before. The building was amazing in and of itself. Because of the location there were the (really, really good) bands outside, lots of food buses and rum shacks, and also a whole big air conditioned inside to be in. Inside there was a DJ, dance floor, and additional live entertainment. I was in heaven; there were different types of music, food and rum everywhere.
On top of that as an add on to the VP ticket the rum tasting was included. More music and a huge variety of rums to try. Some where given in shots and others as mixed drinks. My favorite was the Amber ‘Ti Punch with Clement Select Barrel rum. The recipe is at the bottom of their page. I would not have guessed the recipe, but that’s what the lady said I was drinking. Who am I to argue? I haven’t tried making it myself yet but I without a doubt will.
Did you make it out to the Summer of Rum festival? If you aren’t in Tampa are there festivals like this in your area?
This looks like fun! I just moved into my space a little over a month ago, so I have no idea what types of festivals there are out here. I don’t drink alcohol, but I would be all over the food festivals! *-*
Sounds like a blast! I was on kid duty so missed this one.
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