|Spiced rum, ginger beer, and lime make a great drink!
Happy Friday! I have so many recipes that I would like to post but I am swamped with work. Swamped. And the Wells Fargo Golf Championship is going on down here in Charlotte. And my dad is visiting. Recipe posting must wait…
Although I can’t sit here long enough to write about some new foods we have been eating around here, I can write a little bit about one of my current favorite drinks… A Dark & Stormy. So, so good. Crisp and refreshing as we head into the summer!
|I like to have A LOT of limes on hand during the summer …
This drink requires just a few ingredients … spiced rum, ginger beer, and fresh lime. Such an easy combo! My aunt Charleen introduced me to ginger beer many, many years ago and I was intrigued. Ginger beer is like a stronger, ginger-y version of ginger ale. Some people do not love it. I do. Very much so. It can be tricky to get your hands on ginger beer. My local grocery store, Harris Teeter, does not carry it so I need to scurry over to Earth Fare and cross my fingers that it is in stock. Or, if I am feeling adventurous, try to brave the parking garage by Trader Joe’s and pick some up there. Next time you are wandering your favorite specialty grocery store, look around for it. It is usually sold in 4-packs.
|Dark & Stormy – Cheers!
Juice from 1/2 lime
2 ounces dark or spiced rum
1 bottle ginger beer
Fill your glass partway with ice. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lime over the ice. Add the rum. Finish with the ginger beer. Stir. Enjoy!!