Sunday, 28 June 2015

Event | Rum Shack Leeds Launch Party

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!

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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! 

Blueberry Mojito

6 oz Soda Water
4 oz Clear Rum
1 cup blueberries
2 tsp sugar
Juice of 2 limes
Fresh mint leaves

Click here for details

Strawberry Lime Rose Sangria

1 cup of strawberries
2 limes
750ml of rose wine
1/2 cup of rum
4 cups lemon-lime soda
Additional Strawberries for decorating

Click here for details.

Caribbean Mist

1 part mango rum
1 part pineapple juice
1 part soda water
Dash of blue curaƧao 
Sugar for rim

Click here for details.

Thanks for reading, and happy rum-ing! 

Gabby xo



  1. Love this post - that place looks so perfect for summer drinks! Also definitely thankful for the rum recipes - any excuse to test out cocktails;)

    // xx

    1. Thanks chick! Glad you liked the post and the recipes! :) xoxo

  2. This looks like such a fun pop up bar! Hope you had a great time :) I have to try making that sangria this summer!


    Looks by Lau

    1. Thanks Christina! Glad you liked! It was a fun event - looking forward to seeing what you've been up to! :) xoxo

  3. Ahhh gutted I couldn't make it, it looks like an awesome place :) I also need to make that Caribbean mist NOW

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

    1. Haha glad you liked Haley! Hopefully catch up with you soon at an event :) xoxo

  4. What a fab idea! Looks like you had great fun! :)

    Style Sunrise☀


    1. Thanks Karen! Looking forward to catching up with yours posts :) xoxo

  5. This place looks so cool and the drinks tasty!


    1. Thanks so much Tania! It was a good night :) Will have to check your blog out :) xoxo

  6. I love the decor! It looks so much gunthere, we should definitely pop down some time! Also, we need to try making those blueberry mojitos... Yum

    Sarah xxx

    1. Ahh yess we should! Missing seeing your face! But hope manchester work life is good :)

      Gunna catch up with your blog now! xoxo


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