When weekend temps reach Caribbean-like warmth, leisurely breezes and birds flutter through trees, the lazy days of summer finally seem within grasp. Warmer seasons bring thoughts of iced rum cocktails and long sips poolside. After all, the scent of charcoal grill flames licking at something succulent to munch when the sun goes down works up a thirsty girl appetite.
Sip something basic…
10 Cane Daiquiri – Cheri Loughlin adaption
1 ounce Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Combine all liquid ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Insert stir stick. Leisurely stir. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the sound of the crickets.
Go long and refreshing…
10 Cane Colada Fresca – ala 10 Cane Rum
4 ounces Coconut Water
1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Wedge and Cherry Garnish
Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Pour into highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.
If you’re classically inclined…
10 Cane Hurricane – ala 10 Cane Rum
1 ounce 10 Cane Rum
1 ounce Vanilla Liqueur
1 ounce Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
Splash of Lime
Orange and Cherry Spear Garnish
Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice and speared cherry.
Long into the dark night…
10 Cane Light ‘N Stormy – ala 10 Cane Rum
2 ounces 10 Cane Rum
3 ounces Ginger Beer
1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Lime Wedge and Candied Ginger Garnish
Place rum in highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Add squeeze of fresh lime. Garnish with fresh lime wedge and candied ginger.
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