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Don’t walk, rum!

Celebrate all things rum with this curated guide of Newcastle rum bars, local rum distilleries, and of course, rum-based cocktails!

BARS

First things first, we’re lucky right here in Newcastle to have not one, but two specialty rum bars across town. First up is none other than rum-inspired Tiki Bar in the Hunter St Mall, Blue Kahunas. Brought to us by self-proclaimed rum enthusiasts, Byron and Prudence, this tropical getaway sits smack bam in the centre of the city and has become known for consistently concocting their elaborate rum-based cocktails.

Our second rum venue is none other than Rum Diary Bar based on the west-end of Hunter St! Brought to us from the guys behind the original Rum Diary Bar on Brunswick St in Melbourne, the Newcastle venues boasts three separate seating areas perfect for sipping on boozy rum cocktails or enjoying a classic cigar in the dedicated cigar deck.

COCKTAILS

Flying n’ Fine
With Spiced Agricole Rhum, lemon & coconut curd (vegan), Crème de Violette, orange liqueur, grapefruit peel zested on top.
Cost: $22
Where: Blue Kahunas

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Does the Carpet Match the Drapes?
With spiced dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, bitters, apricot brandy & ginger beer. The ginger ninja of cocktails.
Cost: $20
Where: Basement on Market St
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One Night in Maui
With Pampero Bianco Rum, pineapple, mint, and a dash of Angostura bitters.
Cost: $12
Where: Honeysuckle Social
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Pineapple Carafe
With Pampero White Rum, Paraiso lychee, sparkling wine, pineapple, and mint.
Cost: $26
Where: Honeysuckle Social
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Somebody Stole My Mojo
With Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Fireball Whisky, lime, ginger beer, and mint.
Cost: $15
Where: Honeysuckle Social
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Hadouken Fire Fest
With a dark, white, spiced rum trio, passionfruit puree, grenadine, cranberry, pineapple, and lime juice. Served with a fiery surprise.
Cost: $19
Where: Dullboy’s Social Co.
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Port in a Storm
With Flor de Caña 7ye Dark Rum, Bourbon Barrel Port, ginger syrup, citrus, and fizz.
Cost: $21
Where: Flotilla
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‘Spresso Martini’
With Flor de Cana ‘Spresso’ Rum Coffee Liquor, Flor de Cana 7yr Dark Rum, and orange oil.
Cost: $20
Where: The Edwards
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Rum-Away Passion
With Bacardi White Rum, passionfruit pulp, lemon juice, and sugar syrup.
Cost: $16
Where: 5 Sawyers
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Kraken & Lemon Mojito
With Kraken Dark Spiced Rum, lemon, mint, sugar syrup, and soda water.
Cost: $18
Where: 5 Sawyers
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Have a Krak
With Kraken Black Spiced Rum, fresh lime, mint, sugar syrup, and soda.
Cost: $15
Where: Hotel Delany
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Screaming Jet
With Diplomatico Mantuana Rum, El Jimador Reposado Tequila, Jack Daniels Fire, tiki syrup, fresh cloudy apple juice, and fresh lime juice.
Cost: $22
Where: The Rum Diary Bar
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Creole Paloma
With Rhum JM Blanc, Creole Shrub, agave syrup, soda, fresh grapefruit, and lime juice.
Cost: $23
Where: The Rum Diary Bar
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Ting Fizz
With Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Aperol, Demerara Syrup, fresh ruby grapefruit, lime juice, bittered Sling Plum Rootbeer bitters, egg white, and topped with soda.
Cost: $20
Where: The Rum Diary Bar
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No Use Panderin' 
With Hampden Estate 8yr Jamaican Rum, calamansi, lime, mandarin shrub, and pandan syrup. 
Cost: $20
Where: MEET
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Splice
With Earp Limoncello, 4YO Flor de Cana white rum, fresh pineapple, fresh Meyer lemon, egg white, vanilla bean, and roasted pineapple crisp garnish.
Cost: $20
Where: Corset Dining & Lounge
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DISTILLERIES

Newcastle Distilling Co.
Brought to us by local distiller, Lucas Cattell, the distillery has been a culmination of over twenty years of love for the industry and plenty of trial and error. The local distillery is also behind Newcastle’s very first, barrel-aged rum, Eagle One. Made from fermented treacle and aged for three years in an American Oak ex-bourbon/port barrel, this rich but smooth rum has delicate aromas and a pleasant taste.
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Hunter Distillery
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley in Pokolbin, Hunter Distillery has been making themselves known in the local distilling game since their opening back in 2015. Sample their in-house barrel-aged for three years, Golden Rum. The limited-edition rum is hand etched and individually numbered and presented in a wooden box with perspex front.
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