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
- 1–2 oz. dark rum
- 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!