I am officially 24!  Not that I was ever unofficially 24… anyways, my birthday was on Tuesday!  I love birthdays. Not only because everyone showers you with love and presents… okay I guess thats basically why.  But also because it is an excuse to go out to dinner and indulge a bit.  Matt and I went to Tommy Bahama in Laguna Beach and had a wonderful night!  I started off with a Mai Tai and Matt got a Dark and Stormy.  I had one sip of his drink and was blown away.  I’m more of a beer and wine kinda gal but when I try a great cocktail it’s hard to beat.  After our macadamia nut encrusted goat cheese appetizer I decided to get one for myself and savored every sip.  The next day I thought it was appropriate to run right to the store after work and get my hands on some ginger beer, dark rum and limes.  A simple cocktail and my new favorite!  Try it for yourself!

Squeeze of lime.

Ginger beer and dark rum.

Fun striped straws are necessary.

Oh and you see that cutting board?  I got it for my birthday! Finally I have a Boos to call my own!!



Dark and Stormy



  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • 12 oz. dark rum


  1. In a glass add 1 cup of ice. Squeeze lime over ice then drop the wedge in as well. Add ginger beer to glass then top with dark rum. Mix and enjoy!