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Warm Island Breezes and Rum Cocktails

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Summer has arrived in the Northwest with a raging temper! Sun filled skies have more than warmed our bones and it's time for tempting chilled cocktails, to cool them off. So sit back, slip your toes in the sand, imagine you feel cool island breezes and have some rum. A lot of rum.

Caribbean Dance by Shaun the Bartender This site is incredibly informative and filled with a recipe each day. Read a bit of history and watch Shaun whip up something delicious.

  • 1 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 once peach nectar
  • 5 fresh raspberries ~ 3 inside the cocktail and 2 for garnish
  • 1 tsp sugar – optional
  • Soda Water

Method: In a shaker glass, place three raspberries, peach nectar and sugar in bottom. Muddle until consistency is uniform. In a tin filled half with ice, add measured amounts of rum and Kahlua. Cap with shaker glass filled with muddled ingredients and shake well. Strain in to glass with ice and top with soda water. Rub orange rind on the rim and garnish with the orange rind and two fresh raspberries. Watch Shaun whip up this little beauty here.

Andy Pearson’s Strawberry Daquiri on BBC Food. Whether you are thinking of concocting a few for a crowd or sipping one or three by yourself on a quiet beach, this has a perfect touch of sweetness with a kick of lime.

  • 4 fresh strawberries, plus ½ strawberry to garnish
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1 tbsp strawberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Method and full recipe here

The Rum and Ginger Fizz by My Man’s Belly. Summer dreaming at it’s best. Meyer lemon, rum and ginger liqueur. I can hear the waves crashing now.

  • 2 Teaspoons Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Bitters (such as Angostura)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (preferably from a Meyer lemon)
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Rum
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Ginger Liqueur
  • Sparkling Water
  • Lemon Wheels

Full recipe and method here

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