Leeds' Newest Pop Up Bar - Rum Shack Leeds
Yep, thats right, yet another bar has opened its doors in Leeds (we're getting more spoilt for choice every week!), this time in the form of the Jamaican inspired "Rum Shack". The colourful pop up bar will be open for 12 weeks before it re-invents itself into a brand new bar, as part of the awesome Hedonist Project.
Sandwiched in-between the already much loved Belgrave Music Hall and Sandinista bar, it's pretty hard to miss the uniquely designed shack with it's bright Caribbean inspired decor complete with deck chairs outside, bringing the beach vibes to Leeds and letting everyone know summer has definitely arrived!
The rum flowed all evening as we were treated with some of their truly tasty refreshing cocktails, my favourite being the "Rum Punch" - the name being very fitting as by drink two I was already ready to hug everyone in true tipsy girl fashion! They also had delicious strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas (which I can't even write without singing the song....) all available for £6 a pop.
There was a great buzz about the night and I got to catch up with some absolutely lovely blogger babes including Bee from Queenbeady, Laura from A Forte For Fashion, Sammi from Little Blonde Life and Laura from Laura Loves Lippy. To say we had a good laugh is an understatement and I think we all agreed another meet up was in order soon. You know you're amongst bloggers when someone gets the selfie stick out, it's all good fun!
Pic courtesy of Queenbeady.com
It really was a brill night and I have to say a huuuge thank you to the Rum Shack and Pink Gorilla for inviting us along. If you wan't to experience this amaze place for yourself then you better be quick, as it's only around for a few months before it changes into the next bar. Head down to the Shack soon for a taste of summer!
Rum Cocktails You Can Make At Home
Just in case you can't get down to the shack, here are a few of my favourite Pinterest inspired rum cocktails that you can make at home yourself anytime!
6 oz Soda Water
4 oz Clear Rum
1 cup blueberries
2 tsp sugar
Juice of 2 limes
Fresh mint leaves
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Strawberry Lime Rose Sangria
1 cup of strawberries
750ml of rose wine
1/2 cup of rum
4 cups lemon-lime soda
Additional Strawberries for decorating
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1 part mango rum
1 part pineapple juice
1 part soda water
Dash of blue curaçao
Sugar for rim
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Thanks for reading, and happy rum-ing!