As National Rum Day is looming, we hit the beaches of Malibu & Santa Monica with CALICHE RUM to get our tipsy on with Roberto Serrallés’ premium Puerto Rican rum.
What makes Caliche different than the other rum’s out there?
Caliche is a white rum and white rum’s are usually not aged. Caliche has four different aged rums (3, 4, 5, and a small portion of Solera – 3 stacked layers of barrels) which add a particular character of aroma & depth.
Caliche uses the Solera System. A blend of the finest Caribbean molasses is chosen. 5x distilled for purity & balance. Treated with a special charcoal blend to remove color build up during aging. A clean balance of vanilla flavor with a hint of oak followed by notes of caramel.
With rum stirring up images of white sandy beaches and fruity drinks, we decided to start our National Rum Day Tipsy Tour up on the beaches of Malibu, with our first stop at CAFE HABANA.
Cafe Habana is a hip, festive spot across from the beach in Malibu, serving up Cuban & Mexican fare, taco nights, & karaoke.
One of Cafe Habana’s signature drinks is the Cali Mojito, made with Caliche Rum, fresh lime, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
Next up, we headed down the coast to the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant, situated inside the Malibu Beach Inn. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this hideaway boasts some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the sands & homes on Carbon Beach, all from their oceanfront terrace.
We hit the bar and opted for ‘The Johnnie-O ‘Light & Sunny,’ made with Caliche Rum, Jalapeño, & Ginger Beer. This cocktail is a rendition of a ‘Dark & Stormy.’ Using the light rum made it light and refreshing! Just what we needed on the rummiest day of the year.
For our third stop, we headed a little further south to Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. We set up shop at the bar at Coast, the hotel’s casual, beachfront cafe and bar.
Eating, drinking, beaching, and relaxing all at once. With views of the boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean right from your barstool, you’ll never want to move.
With rum on our mind, we had the Blackberry Mojito, made with Caliche Rum.
On the second to last stop of our Tipsy Tour with Caliche Rum, we moved inland from the beach, wayyy inland, to Chatsworth! We hit up Los Toros, the family friendly Mexican spot, serving up margaritas and hefty portions of classic Mexican dishes.
We opted for the Mojito with Caliche, of course! So so good! There is nothing wrong with too many mojitos.
We made it to our final stop. It was a little bittersweet.
And with that, we decided to mix up our own Caliche Rum cocktail – We’ll call it the ‘Tipsy Caliche,’ made with Caliche Rum, Raspberries, Orgeat, Honey, Citrus, & Ginger Beer. We were pretty impressed with ourselves & our mixing skills. We killed it!
1 day, 5 stops, and 5 Caliche Rum cocktails later, and we’ve had ourselves a successful National Rum Day Tipsy Tour with CALICHE RUM.
Starting at the beach and ending up at our home base, the Tipsy Bar, mixing up our own Caliche Rum cocktails.
Cheers to Caliche Rum and the rummiest day of the year! We enjoyed every second of it!