Cocktail

Freezy Friday Fix

Dark-n-StormyIt’s been a great end to winter here in Sydney with twenty plus days pulling themselves over the horizon. Unfortunately, today is looking so crash hot. The wind and clouds have rolled over the city and it feels Dark ‘n’ Stormy.

Perfect for the cocktail of the same name. Here in Australia, it’s most commonly made with Bundaberg Rum and their ginger beer as well. The original drink is from Bermuda, and the Goslings Distillery holds a trademark over the beverage, but only for the islands themselves. The local ginger beer, Barrits, has plenty of ginger bite, but is famous for being light on the burn.

The Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Add 60 mls of Dark Rum (I’m currently drinking one of the last bottles of Tahiti Dark in mine) to a well iced glass. squeeze in a few segments of lime and top it off with ginger beer.

It’s one of those drinks you can serve with a little jug of ginger beer on the side in summer, should anyone want to lengthen out the drink.

If you’re feeling fancy, or trying to impress, you can spilt the drink in the photo above, it looks good, but doesn’t do much for the flavour of the drink.

Have a good weekend. I’m off to try Low 302, review next week.

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At home, Cocktail

Quick Friday Fix.

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If you’ve ever tried to explain the taste of a Feijoa to someone who hasn’t been blessed enough to have actually tried one, you’ll know it’s not an easy task.

This seeded pear, a cousin of the guava and basically the only decent thing New Zealand ever stole from the South Americans is the signature taste behind 42BELOW feijoa vodka.

Some people say it tastes great, others say it has a liniment finish, reminiscent of deep heat, or menthol rub. Anyhoo, I’ve bent to tradition and have purchased this great little product, so I’m heading home to imbibe my Friday Fix.

Quick Fix.

Take 30mls (although the drink can take far more) 42BELOW Feijoa vodka, and pour it into a highball glass filled with ice. squeeze in some fresh lime juice, top the whole thing off with CLOUDY apple juice. (it’s just not the same drink without it.) Finish it all off with a stir, sink into the couch, sigh. Repeat until the hurting stops.

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