Celebrate National Rum Day at home with a custom cocktail kit

Rum cocktail kit

It’s National Rum Day on August 16 and yes, it is a school night. But thanks to a very convenient partnership between Diplomático and Box Bar, you can create rum cocktails from the comfort of your home with a limited edition custom cocktail kit that includes the signature Reserva Exclusiva Rum, mixers, garnishes, and dark spirit knowledge. 

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is a blend of exclusive rum reserves aged for up to twelve years. Opening up with aromas of orange peel, toffee and licorice, it’s smooth on the palate and follows on with notes of toffee fudge that offers a seductive, long-lasting finish.

“The Diplomático range, though Reserva Exclusiva specifically, has the unique ability to bring more life and a touch of sweetness to classic rum cocktails. Partnering with Box Bar means we’re able to share this experience with Australian consumers on a larger scale, and what better way to celebrate new and loyal rum enthusiasts than by owning National Rum Day”, says Sai Hamsala, Diplomático Brand Ambassador.

The limited-edition Exclusiva Exclusive from Diplomático is now available for purchase ahead of the first consumer masterclass which will take place on National Rum Day, August 16 at 5 pm.

Order your cocktail kit here for $65 (usually $75) plus shipping until the end of August. You must be over 18 years and over. 

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The box

What’s in the Exclusiva Exclusive box?

  • 100ml Diplomático Exclusiva Reserva
  • 50ml Diplomático Mantauno
  • 100ml Capi ginger ale
  • 13ml dry curaçao
  • 17ml lime juice
  • Angostura bitters
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Orange peel
  • Dried apple slices
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Three collectable, hand-illustrated cocktail cards for your home bar

What does the kit provide? 

All recipients of the Exclusiva Exclusive will be granted individual access to a virtual rum masterclass hosted by Sai Hamsala, Diplomático Brand Ambassador, and James Harvey-Fiander, Chief Experience Officer at Box Bar. The first session will take place on National Rum Day (August 16), followed by two further sessions on August 20 and August 27. 

During the hour-long session, the team will walk you through each signature serve of Diplomático, discuss the brand’s history, how to master the art of sipping rum, and what you need to know about the growing category with the opportunity to ask questions throughout.


Old Fashioned

  • 50ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 1 brown sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish with orange peel


  • 50ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 13ml dry curaçao
  • 17ml lime juice
  • White sugar to line the glass rim

High Ball

  • 50ml Diplomático Mantuano
  • 100ml Capi dry ginger ale
  • Garnish with dehydrated apple and cinnamon sprig