Lime + Dark Rum + Ginger Beer = Crazy delicious.
The oppressive triple-digit heat that is affecting most of the country right now is thankfully not reaching Boston. But, oh man, is it humid. As a girl who grew up in arid Utah, this humidity is a shock to my system. And to my hair. Sixty percent humidity with naturally frizzy hair doesn't create the most sleek and stylish look. Luckily, messy buns are in and I am sporting one most days of the week.
When it is this hot and humid out, a refreshing summer cocktail is definitely in order. Last week my husband reminded me that we had not yet had one of our favorite hot weather libations. The Dark & Stormy. Just the name brings back memories of hot summer nights in Salt Lake City. Sitting on the deck of our downtown loft. Listening to the bustling city below. Watching the sun sink into the Oquirrh mountains. Marveling at the pink alpenglow cast on west-facing Mount Olympus. Intrigued by this memory-inducing delicious drink? Here's how you make it.
Dark & Stormy:
- 1/4 lime
- 2 ounces dark rum (we use Goslings Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum)
- 10 ounces of ginger beer (we use Reed's found at Whole Foods)
- Lime wedge, for garnish
What is your favorite summer cocktail? Dark & Stormy. Gin & Tonic with a cucumber slice. Sangria. And beer. All beer.