I had every intention of having my list of 2014 goals / resolutions ready for today. However, it just didn’t happen. I have a pretty good list going, but I don’t think it’s something I want to rush. So, instead of sharing my goals with you today, I thought we could do a Drinks and Links! Drinks. Goals. Kind of the same thing, eh?
Last year around this time I was preparing to head off on my first cruise. Remembering that fun time with my friends, I thought today’s cocktail could double as a little #FlashbackFriday. And since there are no cruises for me in the near future, I figured a boy could dream and savor the flavors of a fabulous Caribbean vacation. Right?
Today I’m showing you how to make a classic Rum Punch. It’s a fairly basic drink, but the flavors have a somewhat magical power that instantly transports you to a tropical island where the sun in shining, the water is crystal clear, and the drinks are flowing. After temperatures in the negatives this week, I think a little sunshine in a glass would be most welcome.
Beyond the flavor, one of my favorite things about this cocktail is the happiness-inducing color.
The ombre effect comes from the grenadine which sinks to the bottom and a little bit of dark rum which floats on the top. Isn’t it beautiful?
Let’s mix one up.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 ounces of pineapple juice
2 ounces of orange juice
1 ounce dark rum, plus 1/2 ounce to splash on top
1 ounce coconut rum
splash of grenadine
lime slice for garnish
In a glass, pour in the pineapple juice, orange juice, 1 ounce dark rum, and 1 ounce coconut rum. Gently stir. Then slowly pour in a splash of grenadine. The grenadine will sink to the bottom giving you that gorgeous coloring. Then, add 1/2 ounce of the dark rum to the top. Garnish with a slice of lime and float away into a tropical paradise. A cute straw helps, too.
Although the drink looks gorgeous, I like to give it a little stir to get everything all mixed up before sipping the day way.
Now, let’s check out some links I’m loving this week.
Cheers to this awesomeness:
Over on BHG’s Delish Dish, I’m snacking healthier with this White Bean and Red Pepper Hummus. It’s so easy and wonderfully delicious.
Roeshel of DIY Show Off has created the most epic entryway with her DIY Pipe Shelving Unit. It’s uber functional and totally gorgeous.
Did you know that my friend Will of Bright Bazaar is launching his first book this year!? I cannot wait! You can read more about it and check out the cover here.
Things are coming up orange on this week’s Style Spotters.
Totally loving this list of 21 Things that Make Us Happy
Target recently launched the 2014 Spring Nate Berkus collection and I am going bananas over so many of the new products.
Do you have an unruly magazine collection? I’m sharing a few tips to tame the clutter over on RedEvenlope’s Gift Blog.
If you’re a fan of pop music, then you must check out this mashup of some of the best songs of 2013. It’s my new jam when I’m running.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you back here on Monday! Oh, and I’m attempting my first pie this weekend. Wish me luck and stay tuned for the recipe next week.