Once upon a time, I was supposed to shoot a wedding in Jamaica.
I’d gotten married a few months previously when the inquiry came in, so I headed straight to the Post Office and sent off my documents to update my passport. I prepared my equipment and looked into rentals. I researched traveling with camera gear. I was so excited about the possibility of going to a tropical paradise to cover this event.
And then it fell through.
To this day, I have yet to visit Jamaica, but I dream I’ll be able to travel there sometime in the near future — for work or play.
So you’re wondering why I am speaking about Jamaica, right? This drink is named after the capital, calls for dark Jamaican rum (yum!), and is an unbelievably strong cocktail for what it appears to be.
Here’s how you make it:
- 6 teaspoons dark Jamaican rum
- 3 teaspoons gin
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
Shake all the ingredients well with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a half-slice of lime.
My husband pronounced, “It’s red, so you think it’s fruity. It’s not,” upon his first sip. It’s true. This is not a fruity, frilly drink… and the more sips I took, the more it tasted like cough syrup. If I were to make this again, I’d add some more lime juice to balance out the alcohol.
Two cheers! Sorry, y’all. We’d like to be sipping something else… but we like the idea of this cocktail. For us to try this again, we’d have to make some changes.