Spiced rum doesn't really scream summer to me, but iced tea sure does! Mix them together and you get a refreshing lemony tea with an adult spin. This cocktail has a lovely spicy kick, perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer eve. Not to mention, it can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes.
You may have guessed a Captain Palmer is a spin on the classic Arnold Palmer, a non-alcoholic drink of half iced tea and half lemonade. Over the years, it's taken on a cocktail twist with the addition of gin or vodka. This week's 10-Minute Happy Hour spices it up with the always popular Captain — Captain Morgan that is.
Serve this sip alongside any of your favorite traditional summer foods. From tea sandwiches to a rack of ribs, the Captain Palmer works. Put this drink on your menu this weekend or fire up the grill and enjoy one while cooking tonight's dinner. Happy summer sipping!
Captain Palmer Cocktail
3 ounces brewed tea
1 tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)
1 to 2 ounces Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (see Recipe Note)
1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Lemon slice, for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except the lemon wedge, in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with the lemon wedge and enjoy.
• I recommend 1 ounce for day-time drinking and two ounces of rum if it's happy hour!
(Images: Maureen Petrosky)