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Tours & Events

Colonial Cocktail: Time Flies When You’re Having Rum!

August 31, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The August 31st date is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list for August 31st, please email Ticket Office Manager, Shannon Duffy at [email protected]. Due to demand, there is an additional Colonial Cocktails event scheduled for September 19


Colonial Cocktails is back for the summer! This summer series is highlighting one of Colonial Charleston’s preferred spirits, sponsored by the oldest rum distillery in the world. Can you guess what type of spirit it is?

If you guessed Rum, you’re correct! Charleston has a deep connection to Barbados and rum is a commonly loved drink! Carin Bloom, Historic Charleston Foundation’s Manager of Education, will be demonstrating a variety historically inspired cocktail recipes featuring several types of Mount Gay Rum. While you enjoy the historic drink recipe, Carin Bloom will be diving deeper into the connection between Charleston and Barbados and the origins of the rum trade, dating back to the late 17th century. Each guest will receive a welcome drink, two generous drink samples, and additional rum samples from a Mount Gay representative. Join us for this colonial inspired happy hour at the historic Capt. James Missroon House, overlooking the Charleston battery, and surprise guests with your new recipes the next time you’re serving drinks!

Light snacks will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Participants must be 21+.

This event is sponsored by Mount Gay, the oldest rum distillery in the world dating back to 1703. A representative from Mount Gay will be accompany Carin and will be on hand after the event to offer complimentary rum or gin samples and answer questions about the brand’s rich heritage. Please arrive promptly by 5:30 pm. Please be aware that some of the drink recipes have unusual ingredients, and we cannot make adjustments for dietary restrictions. Other Colonial Cocktail Summer Series dates: June 29 (Rum!) and July 7 (Gin!)


The Colonial Cocktails Summer Series is sponsored by Mount Gay. All rum and gin products are provided by our sponsor.