August is a month for lesser-known celebrations, including National Watermelon Day on August 3, and National Rum Day on August 16. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the last few precious days of summer than with a slice of watermelon and a glass of your favorite rum cocktail. Maybe not at the same time, but they’re definitely both uniquely refreshing!
August Beer, Wine and Liquor of the Month
Our August beer of the month is a kölsch-style ale, Mast Landing’s Slightly Raddled. Grapefruit joins the mix for a citrus-forward summer crusher that is vaguely reminiscent of a radler, but with the nuanced flavors of a balanced kölsch. Four-packs are available for only $9.99.
Terra Santa’s “Ile de Beaute” Rosé is our August pick for Wine of the Month. The vineyards are located on the east coast of Corsica, where the local grape varieties are cultivated as a tribute to the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle, and express the full knowledge of the land. This rosé boasts peach and watermelon notes enlivened by a brisk savory streak and with a light, refreshing finish. Pale pink in color, it pairs well with salads, white meat, and grilled meats. Priced at only $10.99 a bottle, you’ll want to snag more than one to get you through the August heat.
Remember when we said National Rum Day is August 3? Three of Strong Brightwater Rum is the perfect way to celebrate. This smooth silver rum is excellent sipped on its own or as a base for your favorite rum cocktails. Pick up a bottle for only $21.99, which is $3 off the regular price.
If you want to celebrate National Rum Day, but prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, check out Ritual Rum Alternative. Priced at $26.99, it has all the warm vanilla, toasted spice, and velvety decadence of dark rum, without the alcohol or calories. It’s perfect for non-alcoholic classics like mojitos and mai tais.
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