Friday, June 09, 2006

Cuba Libre and Dark 'n' Stormy

Mr. Boston is coincidentally serving up some basics., in the C-D section of the rum chapter: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri, Dark 'n' Stormy. I'll put the Daiquiri in another post and reserve this one for the rum and soda drinks.

First, the Cuba Libre. Otherwise known as a rum and coke, with lime. Come on, you know what this tastes like. You've had a ton of these in college when the only things on the counter were some off-brand rum in a plastic bottle and some Store 24 cola-flavored beverage.

Still, there's a reason why these are popular. Refreshing and drinkable. Goes with chips and salsa pretty well.

.5 oz lime juice
2 oz light rum (Bacardi silver)
Cola (Safeway Select Diet Cola. )

Combine ingredients in a tall glass with ice.

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a more unique flavor, and I believe I posted about it before but can't find that post now. I did use a very gingery ginger ale, Reed's. You can find it at Whole Foods. I suggest using the yellow label. The red label stuff is so very gingery that it overpowers the drink.

This drink is great because it is easy to make and the ingredients are often on hand.

2 oz dark rum (Gosling's Black Seal)
4 oz ginger ale (Reed's)

Combine in a highball glass over ice.


Anonymous mary said...

hi, jen. you should try this cocktail on the patio over at the paragon at the claremont hotel in berkeley. the view is so lovely, it will be worth your trip.

the cocktail comes in layers, so it looks like a storm is brewing in your glass.


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