Friday, June 21, 2013

The First Day of Summer

     Today begins summer here in the northern hemisphere, It is a warm and beautiful day here in Key West.    This is the start of the quiet times down here.  Season is over and it is time to kick back and relax a bit.    Time to get out on the water and do some drifting through the shallows with my camera in hand, maybe just explore some areas I haven't gotten into before.  Any way this is the start of a new and fun time.

     Today is the longest day of the year, and we start loosing a bit of daylight every day until December 21st the shortest day of the year.     This should be a great day at work, we have a great group of people here in town and the day yesterday just flew by.   The Rum Bar is always fun, especially when I have a good fun group of people in town like we do this week.

     Start the summer off right with a fine evening on the patio or the boat, but get out of the house and have some fun today.   It is that time for you to fire up the bar-b-que and fix a fine rum cocktail and hit the chase lounge or the pool.


·         1 ½ oz. Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

·         ½ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

·         ½ oz. Lime Juice

·         Top with Barrett’s Ginger Beer

Place all ingredients except the Ginger Beer in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.    Strain into a chilled martini glass, top up with Barrett’s Ginger Beer, and garnish with a lime.
     This is a simple and tasty summer cocktail that is really refreshing and works nicely on the patio or the aft deck of the boat.   ;o)