Friday, September 9, 2016

Deconstructed Dark & Stormy

Indian Summer is upon us - which means they days are still hot and the nights are still warm and magical.  September can still be brutally hot - surprisingly hot - the only reprieve being cold beverages!

One of my favorite summer cocktails is a Dark and Stormy - a complex but refreshingly simple cocktail that is always a crowd pleaser.  The classic recipe calls for Ginger Beer, Gosling's Rum, and Lime, but a little kick of ginger liqueur takes this drink to the next level. 

This summer I started making Deconstructed Dark and Stormy's with Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Rum, and home-made Limeade popsicles (which were incredibly delicious on their own too).  The deconstructed version is also incredibly easy to make, and always a crowd-pleaser!  There is something so delightful about having a popsicle dunked into your cocktail!! 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Deconstructed Dark and Stormy

1 Limeade Popsicle
3 oz Gosling's Black Strap Rum
6 oz Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Pour rum into a highball glass, add limeade Popsicle, top with chilled Crabbie's Original Ginger Beer and enjoy!

Limeade Popsicles

1 cup Fresh Lime Juice
1 cup Demerara Sugar
5 cups Water

Put sugar and one cup of water in a small pot and bring to a simmer.  When all the sugar has dissolved remove from heat and let cool.  Add remaining water and lime juice and mix.  Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

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