Summer Storms


We have had storms many afternoons – intense storms that make me fill up our water jars, just in case the power goes out. And we stand in the front doorway – the only door that is under cover – and watch the rain pour sideways.

Mixing up an evening cocktail, something inspired by a Dark & Stormy, I made something a little bit lighter, and then made it again the next night, since another storm was coming our way.

1.5 oz lime juice
2 oz dark rum
1 oz ginger simple syrup
seltzer (to taste)

makes 1 cocktail
Serve over ice in a high ball glass
and garish with a cucumber slice