But then there's the stress of writing a cocktail blog and being tasked with making a drink for a food blogger. Thankfully, the people at En Mi Cocina Hoy are kind and welcoming and aren't too harsh about my cocktail obsession.
|Dram Spiced Punch: Rum, Rose, Allspice. Picture by Pilar of En Mi Cocina Hoy|
- 1 1/2 cups Flor de Cana white rum
- 2 cups rose wine
- 1/3 cup St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
Then I used crushed ice, poured the punch over it, put a few dashes of Angostura bitters on top, and garnished with a mint sprig.
It would be more appropriate for a fall punch because of the allspice flavor, which is reminiscent of apple pies and spiced pumpkin soups. But I like allspice all the time. Would be great for a Thanksgiving party in south Texas, in fact, because it's usually t-shirt weather then.
But it's still good on a hot, sweaty June afternoon. Especially with great food.
So thanks to En Mi Cocina Hoy for the great meal, and also for the great picture!