A Taste of the Islands
Welcome spring with this simple but impressive rum cocktail.
Although our winter wasn’t too bad weather-wise, most of us have been inside enjoying a bottle of wine with takeout or having a round of pale ales at a local bar while watching football.
Now that the weather here on the coast is warming up, it makes me excited for sunshine, the beach and rum!
Rum is the staple liquor in my mind for coastal cocktails. I became familiar with it while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Almost every cocktail I ordered on that vacation had some type of rum in it. If you have been following my Sprits articles, you already know that vodka is my first choice in liquor, but rum is a close second. I think the smell and the feeling it provokes is just as appealing to me as the taste.
This recipe uses white rum with a few common components, so you shouldn’t have to go shopping for some unheard-of ingredients. This drink presents well if you are entertaining neighbors, family or friends. It is perfect to enjoy on your deck as the spring sun beams on your skin. It is also easy to pack in a cooler and take out on the beach, poolside or even to a concert tailgate because it only takes a few simple ingredients.