The weather may try to convince you otherwise, but the end of June has a couple of things worth celebrating. One: it's the end of the financial year (hello, tax return). Two: long winter nights equal extra party time.
And if there is anyone that knows how to throw a good party, it's the Haitian voudou spirit Baron Samedi. The guardian of the afterlife thrives on creativity and spontaneity and is known for all things debauchery. To pull you out of your winter funk and make use of this party spirit, Baron Samedi spiced rum is hosting a month-long pop-up at The Perseverance Hotel in Fitzroy.
The festivities will kick off at 7pm on Saturday, June 30, so prepare for the lights to go down and the music to turn up. DJs will be soundtracking the night as the 'Baronette' brand ambassadors roam the venue handing out free samples of the velvety-smooth spice rum. And, if you like what you taste, the bar will be slinging a bespoke Baron cocktail for a neat tenner. The Summon the Baron is the label's take on a dark and stormy cocktail with Baron Samedi spiced rum, ginger beer and fresh lime.
Baron Samedi can work his black magic on you and cure you mere mortals of any disease, wound or hex if he thinks it is worthwhile. So get your game face on and the laces on your dancing shoes tied.
The Baron Samedi pop-up runs from Saturday, June 30 till the end of July.