Here we are at day two of my Hot Summer Eats event. As promised, I will be sharing a grilled recipe, a non-lettuce salad, and/or a cocktail. So, for the cocktail offering today, here's my version of a dark and stormy cocktail...with a little help from one of our event sponsors: Quirk Books. And, yes, I did buy this bottle of rum for the name; The Kraken. I also found it the ideal match for the squid recipe I'm sharing today since the Kraken is a legendary sea monster with squid-like tentacles said to live off the coast of Norway.
Ingredients makes one cocktail
- ice cubes or chilled ice stones
- 2 to 3 slices of fresh ginger (I used a mandolin slicer)
- 2 to 3 slices of organic lemon (I used a mandolin slicer)
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer
Fill an old fashioned glass with ice cubes. Wedge the ginger slices between the cubes and the glass and pour in the rum. Top with ginger beer. Float lemon slices on top to garnish. Serve.
Thanks, Quirk Books* - just one of our #HotSummerEats sponsors - for inspiration used in this recipe. Find Quirk on the web, on twitter, on facebook, and on pinterest.
*Full Disclosure: I received a copy of Summer Cocktails from Quirk Books for participating in #HotSummerEats. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.