On August 16, 2019, Rum Royale hosted an epic rum punch battle at Harbourfront Centre in celebration of National Rum Day. In partnership with Barbados on the Water and sponsored by Mount Gay Rum, three competitors threw down for the title of the best rum punch. Guests got to sample all punches and voted for their favorite which in the end was Monica Carbonell of Liquid Culture, a frequent guest on the Social. Thanks to Brenton Mowforth, Cheers to Happy Hour and Amanda Chen, Salty Paloma, our other gracious competitors, as well as all of our awesome volunteers!
Our set up for our competitors to make their version of rum punch.
Thanks to our sponsor, Mount Gay Rum!
Mount Gay XO Aroma - Perfect balance of ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice Taste - rich, oaky and sharp Body - rounded with a smooth finish
Our competitors serving up samples of their tasty rum punch.
Mount Gay Eclipse Aroma - distinctive floral and fruity notes of apricot and banana, with hints of vanilla Taste - subtle smokiness arising from aging in toasted Kentucky oak barrels Body - warm, medium body with a bright finish
One of our awesome volunteers and bartender extraordinaire, Scott.
One of our competitors, Monica Carbonell of Liquid Culture.
Monica's winning punch, Mama Guava.
Co-founder, Robin Wynne emcees our event.
Another amazing competitor, Amanda Chen of Salty Paloma.
Amanda used the Salty Paloma Sweetie Pie rimmer for her punch, Blood Royale.
Co-founder, Kristina Chau making a cocktail
Our final competitor, Brenton Mowforth of Cheers to Happy Hour.
Brenton's punch, Jungle Flower featured Mount Gay Eclipse, fortified coconut clove syrup, lime juice and a bar spoon of orange blossom water.
Mama Guava used Mount Gay Eclipse, coconut syrup, lemon juice, guava juice and dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture!
Our guests got to cast a vote for their favourite rum punch.