Albert Dock Rum Festival returns this weekend

Albert Dock Rum Festival returns this weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th, celebrating that most popular of seafarers’ tipple.

Albert Dock’s bars, restaurants and shops will be showcasing their wide rum selections, as well as foodie flavours of the Caribbean and live music from the tropics.

Leading the festivities will be The Smugglers Cove, who will be holding a series of rum tastings during this special celebration. Relax in the grand surroundings of this dockside tavern, as its rum specialists talk you through sample rums from its vast collection, while a live Caribbean steel drum band and jerk chicken specials further excite your senses.

Elsewhere, there will be rum-based cocktails available at Circo, Gusto, What’s Cooking?, PANAM and Revolution, free tastings of Pusser’s Gunpowder and Pusser’s Spiced Rum at Nauticalia, while Costa Coffee will be catering for the teetotallers with its fruity Caribbean-themed coolers. La Crepe Rit on The Colonnades will also be serving up rum-flavoured flambés, while rum cake and other Caribbean-inspired dishes will be made fresh on the day at Vinea.

Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager, Albert Dock Liverpool, said:

“Albert Dock Rum Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the city’s rich mercantile past, a time when the docks were a gateway to the world, and imported rum enriched Liverpool’s fortunes. Many of our bars and restaurants will be getting into the tropical spirit, and we encourage as many visitors as possible to come down to the Dock over the two days to soak up the exotic atmosphere and take advantage of the many special deals on offer.”

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