Shaking things up at “Art of Rum” during the FAT Village Art Walk was Fort Lauderdale’s first handcrafted rum distillery, South Florida Distillers. With more than 400 guests in attendance, this event celebrated the amazing turnout and future possibilities with art-inspired cocktails. The specialty drinks were crafted by 10 local mixologists and inspired by the original artwork of 10 local artists. Guests were able to visit all 10 bars for artful cocktail samples while browsing art for purchase. The featured mixologists were from Tap 42, Bar Rita, Burlock Coast, Grille 401, Brass Tap, Kreepy Tiki, Craft Cartel, Rhythm and Vine, Max’s Harvest and Sweetwater Brewery. The creators of the artwork that inspired the cocktails were Nazha Nasfin, Richard Vergez, Renuka, Carlos Pundik, Todd the Painter and Bjorn, as well as ArtServe’s artists Sacha Suarez, Terri Meridith, Lamin Aljahani and Joao Paulo.
Photography: James Argyropoulos