October 14, 2006
Make Mine A Double
Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey? is awfully busy this month, hosting both the Monthly Mingle and Mixology Monday. Since I got my risotto dish done in time for the Monthly Mingle I figured I could also mix up a drink for Mixology Monday. The theme is Exotic Cocktails and with the snow currently swirling outside my window, I would like nothing more than to be lying on a hot beach with my toes in the sand, leisurely sipping an exotic cocktail. Well, since that’s not happening, the best I can do is to turn the fire place up high and down a few cocktails anyways.
I didn’t invent this drink, I don’t know who did and I don’t know if it has an official name. All I know is that it’s very good, easy to make and that I have opted to call it a Juba, a combination of Jamaica and Cuba. I suppose I could also have called it a Cubaica or a Jamba or a Cumaica, but I didn’t, I called it a Juba. The name stays. The recipe is as follows:
Fill a glass with crushed ice, add 1 shot of dark Cuban rum, (or 2…) fill the rest of the glass with Jamaican gingerbeer and top with a squeeze of lime. Sugar rim, yellow umbrella and lime slice are optional. Repeat as necessary.
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