National Rum Day is right around the corner on Aug.16, meaning it’s time to start planning your celebration. Sandals Resorts, the all-inclusive Caribbean resort company, shares recipes from mixologists, allowing rum fans to celebrate as if they are staying on property.
Coconut Grove is a new lounge area extending the Bahamian beach vibes to the center of the resort, both day and night. The new beach bar offers stunning views of the sea with fun swing-style seating. Guests can grab a signature cocktail while enjoying live music, food trucks and more. For rum lovers not able to celebrate at the resort, here are two rum-based cocktails to make at home.
- Dragon in the Coconut: Kingston 62 white rum, coconut rum, Wray & Nephew overproof white rum, fresh lime, pineapple and a dragon fruit float
- Mango Mai Tai: House rum blend with Orgeat, pineapple, orange juice, mango and fresh lime topped with a dark rum
Located near Sandals Royal Bahamian’s new Butch’s Chop House restaurant, Mr. B’s Bar is named and designed in honor of the brand’s late founder, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. The establishment gives a nautical nod to his love for the sea. The bar features two signature rum-based cocktails that include:
- Banana Bread Old Fashioned: Appleton signature rum, Jim Beam whiskey, banana liqueur and black walnut bitters
- Passionate Mule: Hibiscus-infused Don Q passion fruit rum, fresh citrus and ginger beer
At Sandals Royal Barbados, the Caribbean pool bar reaches new heights with the addition of the rooftop SKY Bar. Guests can enjoy views of Barbados’ coveted St. Lawrence Gap while sipping delicious cocktails. If you can’t make it to the resort, check out these two signature cocktails to make at home.
Reimagined Strawberry Daquiri: Kingston 62 Gold, strawberries, fresh lime and simple syrup, all mixed and blended together
The DB: Dark rum, creme de cocoa, bananas, milk and simple syrup
With the launch of Octantis in Antarctica last winter, Viking dipped a toe into the growing expedition cruising market and will jump in with both feet when its twin, Polaris, launches later in 2022. The pair bring the total number of Viking ships — river, ocean and expedition — to 97 cruising all seven continents.
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The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a Belmond Train, now features a new luxurious cabin accommodation. Eight new suites will grace the train in June 2023 to further elevate the train experience.
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City comes to Utah this October, conveniently located adjacent to Salt Palace Convention Center. The new hotel features 60,000 square feet of meeting space, one of the largest hotel ballrooms and the most expansive outdoor rooftop event terraces in the city.
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Summerlin, Las Vegas, recently announced plans to completely transform its dining space, entertainment offerings and gaming experiences with new additions. Currently underway, new concepts like the famed Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam and the new Greek restaurant Naxos Taverna will soon join the resort.
Frequent visitors to Wisconsin’s Door County would argue a visit would not be the same without enjoying at least one big basket of fried cheese curds. However, there’s far more to the peninsula’s food culture, especially with the influx of competition-class wine producers (particularly Door 44), artisan growers and specialty food producers.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Italy’s Regina Isabella Resort recently expanded its thermal spa program to include treatment for those suffering from long COVID-19 or “post-COVID syndrome.” Sufferers of long COVID-19 display symptoms months after their initial recovery from the virus, with some of the most common symptoms including brain fog, headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue and loss of taste and smell.