Drink of the Day: Stormy Colada

August 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Today, I figured I would start the week right by introducing a nice twist to a classic.  A very tasty rum beverage that will go down perfect after your Monday work activities are complete.  Couldn’t think of a better way to finish the day.

Cocktails made with ginger beer are going strong, with Moscow Mules selling like crazy.  At the bar I am employed, this is still probably one of the most popular cocktails on the menu; even with all the specialty cocktails I showcase.  And, why not?  These are very tasty drinks, I have to admit.  For the novice imbiber, this is a perfect mixed beverage to have at dinnertime.  There are many variations of cocktails made with a particular spirit as the base, then adding the ginger beer as a wash.  But, why don’t bring another ingredient to the party to give you even more pleasure to the drinking experience?

This is a cocktail I found while looking for unique combinations that I thought you would enjoy.  Adding pineapple juice to the rum and ginger beer combination, then adding a touch of lime, gives you a nice and refreshing summertime concoction that is easy to make and keeps your taste buds busy with every sip.

I wish you a great start to your work week.  Hopefully, this cocktail will put an exclamation point on a spectacular day.  Cheers!

 

Stormy Coladastormy colada

1 1/2 oz. White Rum

1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Ginger Beer

Wedge of Lime

 

Method:  Build this in a highball glass filled with ice by first pouring in the first two ingredients to measure.  Top off with ginger beer.  Squeeze in the juice from a wedge of lime, then drop the wedge into the cocktail.  Add a straw and serve.

 

This Day in History:

1846 – The Smithsonian Institute was established in Washington, D.C. from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.

1921 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello Island.

1944 – The United States seized Guam from Japan.

1948 – Candid Camera with Allen Funt debuted on television.

 

Notable Birthday:

US President, Herbert Hoover was born on this date in 1874.

 

Notable Quote:

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”  –  Napoleon Hill

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