Rum stories and Rum Tastings
Rum stories and rum tastings were on the agenda when we visited the Mercure Stuttgart City Center Hotel. We spent two days in the capital of Baden-Württemberg at the tourism fair CMT. The hotel invited us for two days and introduced us to its newest bar delicacy - rum and a whole range of delicious rum cocktails. I can tell you that we have rarely had a more enjoyable stay in a hotel bar. And that wasn't (only) because of the alcohol. Although the cocktails were delicious and full of imagination. Deliciously simple. What makes our visit to the bar so unforgettable is that
Rum stories from the Mercure Stuttgart City Center
By the way, I mean the title of this article as ambiguous as it sounds. Head chef Christian Heide and office manager Dennis Schmitt turned out to be true borns of rum stories. It wasn't easy to find the perfect rums for her new cocktail menu. This is under the motto "Everyone makes gin, we make rum".
So what did they do? They started searching Google for rum species. They presented this to the bartender in the Hotel Mercure Stuttgart City Center. After all, they did not want to offer the guests of the hotel run of the mill cocktails. Instead they created them themselves. This was followed by the creative phase of the project. Rums from the Caribbean, from the Philippines and even from Mauritius were combined with everything imaginable. Fruit juices as well as liqueurs.
We tried two of these creations: Schwarzbier, which has nothing to do with beer. Cassis is added to rum. We were not allowed to find out more. A men's cocktail, as Christian Heide assured us. Therefore, Tom from Travel Stories Reiseblog and Petar tasted this. They both enjoyed the cocktail, and I have to admit, I would not have said no to a glass of it either.
Even better, however, was the drink that Christian Heide recommends for ladies. Sabine from Travelstories Reiseblog and I followed his advice and tasted a Rumki Bam. It was a cocktail of rum with cherry, banana and mango. Simply delicious. Katja from Well Spa Portal however, chose an orito made from white rum with orange juice and cane sugar. A pure citrus delight. Laura from SavoredSips recommends a Pineapple Rum Runner.
What there is to know about rum and rum cocktails
The search for the right coke
What is most commonly mixed with rum? Coke, of course. Who has not tasted Cuba Libre yet? I am convinced that there are only a few people out there. For me, Cuba Libre is part of my youth. My standard drink, when I think back to my teenage years. Of course, it has to be part of a cocktail menu with rum. However, the bartender, the chef and the office manager of the Mercure Stuttgart City Center wanted to present their guests a bit more than the usual Cuba Libre. And so began the search for the right coke.
I find that even more exciting than the search for the perfect rum. Therefore, we were allowed to taste all the cola varieties, that are available for Cuba Libres at the Mercure Stuttgart City Center. For example, did you know that there is white coke? Or a coke that tastes like citrus? And no, this is not Spezi.
I liked the “Couriosity Cola” the most. This is a real feast for the palate. It tastes a little like licorice. But the spices, that are in it, taste even more intense. This cola reminds me of Christmas. I could make out the aroma of cinnamon. But nothing more. Even if this cola is the most expensive in the range - don't miss it. The eight Euros fifty for the bottle are worth every penny.
Our conclusion: a visit at the bar of the Mercure Stuttgart City Center is a Must
Thus if you are in Stuttgart, we recommend a visit at the bar of the Mercure Stuttgart City Center Hotel. Try at least one of these delicious rum cocktails! It is worth it! It is already on the to-do list for our next trip to Stuttgart.
Stay overnight at the Mercure Stuttgart City Center
Of course you can also spend the night in the hotel. By the way, there is another treat! The four #MyRoom rooms! These are rooms that hotel employees designed. Fully up to their taste. Each of us stayed in a different #MyRoom. Sabine and Tom's room had a maritime theme, in Katja's room you could chill in the hammock, and we had the “Time to Relax” room, where we were able to relax under a picture with a view of a calm lake. The fourth #MyRoom has the motto "Charm'In". This is also about relaxation. It was designed by Fatma, whose personal highlight is the rainforest shower in the bathroom.
If you want to stay in one of these rooms, it is best to ask for it at the time of reservation. Thus you can turn the stay in Stuttgart into a special experience.
If you want to explore Stuttgart culinary, there are appropriate guides
In Petar's video you can get a good overview of the hotel - just click on the photo:
Stuttgart has its own airport. It is also possible to travel to Stuttgart by train (Timetable and booking*). Long-distance buses also go to Stuttgart. From there you can rent a car.
You can book the hotel by clicking on the link:
Mercure Stuttgart City Hotel *
Heilbronner Str. 88
- Tom and Sabine from Travel Stories Travel Blog experienced a Blue Wonder in the My Room of the Mercure Stuttgart City Center.
- Katja vom WellSpaPortal has hung around in the Green room .
- We also find the Weinlese in the Mercure hotelsexciting, that we discovered at the Mercure Berlin City Hotel.
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Source: own research on site. For this trip we were invited by AccorHotels. Our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline