Cocktail of the Day…after a hangover

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I missed yesterday’s cocktail, but honestly, I was hungover and didn’t even want to think about drinks.

I kept trying to make myself get off the sofa and come over and write a post, but it just wasn’t happening.

It’s been raining for days in Kansas City, so Friday night when we got a rare evening of clear skies, my husband and I decided to light the fire pit and grill burgers for supper in the backyard.

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I guess we got carried away, because yesterday was rough for me!

We did have fun though, and I love these fall nights. The cooler weather is a welcome respite from the oppressive heat and humidity of Missouri summers. The perfect time to get some great use out of the backyard.

With all the thunderstorms that we have been having around here in mind, comes our Cocktail of the Day.

“Red sky at night sailors delight; red sky in the morning sailors take warning.”

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I’m going to call today’s cocktail ‘Red Sky at Night’ because it is truly a delight.

Fill your glass with ice, add an ounce and a half of silver rum and a dash of spiced rum one ounce of orange juice a dash of lime juice and black cherry soda to top. The soda should sit nicely on top creating a nice layered look. Garnish with a lime slice.

You could easily substitute the OJ with a more traditional rum companion, like pineapple juice and if you don’t have any black cherry soda on hand you can make a red soda substitute by using club soda and a bit of cranberry juice for flavor and color. Just make sure that you don’t go too heavy on whatever you’re mixing with your soda otherwise it will sink down to the bottom ruining the visual effect of this cocktail.

Enjoy!

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