I grew up on a little island in the middle of the Sandusky Bay. It was on this "rock" that I learned to water ski, ride a motorcycle and jump off of ridiculously high cliffs into the water. It was an amazing place to spend my summers and since my parents still live on this tiny island, I try and spend a week of my summer there every year with my family. I think that it's my favorite place on earth to relax and rejuvenate.
During our visit to the island last week, we fished, kayaked, paddle boarded, biked, tubed, sailed, swam at the beach, took boat rides, flew in a plane over the islands, watched fireworks, and built beach fires. Doesn't that sound relaxing? At least I've given up on the cliff jumping and motorcycle riding. 😂
My summer just wouldn't be complete without a trip to Ohio to visit my parents on the island. There's a lot to love about this special place and the people who live on the "rock".
What is it about being on an island that makes me crave rum? The night that Ben and I arrived in Hawaii last September - I had an undeniable urge to drink a Mai Tai. Never mind the fact that we had been travelling for 15 hours and it was 4:00 in the morning. (eastern time) That didn't stop us from going to the hotel bar and ordering a Mai Tai before we went to bed. That was my very first taste of the deliciously tropical cocktail and to be honest - I haven't had one since I left Maui.
Being on an island last week made me think about this recipe for Rum punch that's been sitting in my blog que for 2 years!!! I was given a bottle of Bermuda Rum from a friend back in 2017 and it's perfect for this punch recipe. (Everyone needs to find themselves a friend who will bring you rum from his travels.) 😉AlanHoward I have no idea why in the world I've waited so long to make this delicious rum drink. It's the perfect drink for a hot July afternoon - even if you're not on an island.
1/4 cup Gold rum
2/3 cup pineapple-coconut juice (R.W. Knudsen)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
6 Tablespoons ginger ale
Fresh lime slices
Stir 1 1/2 Tablespoons ginger ale into each glass. Garnish with fresh lime slices.
I was home alone when I decided to experiment with this delicious rum punch recipe for the blog so I cut the recipe in half. It was so refreshing that I may or may not have enjoyed BOTH glasses. 💁🏻♀️ Good thing I didn't make the full recipe. 😂
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