Smoking Rum

Somehow, since the hot weather began, evenings in our flat have consisted of Tour de France highlights with a cocktail in hand on many an occasion. Tonight, as the peloton rolls into Paris to conclude this year’s race, is no exception. The only slight exception is that we are watching the live race rather than the highlights- as it’s the 100th TDF, the race organisers delayed the start time so that the riders arrive into Paris at dusk rather than late afternoon- brilliant.


This evening’s edition is the Smoking Rum. Not the most summery of drinks, but the ginger gives it a refreshing twist.

Add a generous amount of ice to a hi-ball glass, and pour over the following:

  • 50ml Spiced Rum (our current choice is Bacardi Oakheart)
  • 50ml Ginger Beer (Bundaberg is the best!)
  • 50ml Cloudy Apple Juice

Add a squeeze of Lime juice and a slice of Lime, stir and enjoy. Easy.