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If you’ve been following actor/producer Michael B. Jordan on social media, you’re probably aware that his 32nd birthday was “kinda lit” as he described on his Instagram while posting pictures of him popping bottles with Drake, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and of course his family and friends. But while celebrating getting older and wiser, Jordan made a little bit of time to get familiar with his side gig as co-owner of NYC rum bar Las’ Lap. The Creed II star recently hosted an exclusive mixology lab at the intimate rum bar as apart of a partnership with Bacardí, one of the leading names in the spirits industry. Jordan also co-directed “The Angel’s Share”, a series of short films that tell the story about how BACARDÍ’s aged rums are made. During the event which took place on February 13th Jordan also perfected “The King Cuatro” a purple concoction that sure to make you pledge “Wakanda Forever!”

BET caught up with the actor for an exclusive interview on his new venture and learned his love for rum comes courtesy of his Grandmother:

“Growing up my grandmother had a tradition making rum cakes. I’ve been around them all my life pretty much. I used to help my grandma carry her groceries from the store and it would be like these two gallons of Bacardi Gold rum that went into her cakes. I just remember that so vividly and helping her make them; stuff like that. So fast forward however many years now, my best friends and I were thinking of doing some kind of investing and we wanted to do a venture together. We were like, “Let’s do a rum bar.”

“For me, it’s just letting things fall in place. I try to stay out of my own way so this kind of worked out.”

The actor is not shy about his tendency to turn up, and it when it comes to his favorite drinking game, the actor shares he likes having options:

“‘Would You Rather’ is always a good one. Uh, I haven’t played one of these in forever. It’s ‘Kings Cup’, with the cards. That’s during the years I would’ve been in college, like early 20s, right around there. I’ve definitely played that a couple of times.”

And when it came to his birthday, he was just as surprised as us that The Carters made an appearance:

“You never really know if Jay and Bey are going to show up. Let’s just be clear. You’re never really sure. But the fact that they did was kind of a surprise and [we all] a great time. It was pretty incredible. It was Grammys weekend. They could be in a million other places. I don’t do music. I’m not like a rapper or anything like that, so for them to show me some love and support on my birthday meant a lot. The internet kind of went crazy over that so it was cool.”

You can check out who Jordan would choose as a drinking partner as well as how to make yourself some “King Cuatro” at home in the exclusive interview here.

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