I’ve been trying to break up my day to ensure that no day seems the same. Only to keep myself motivated and ready to embrace any challenges that come to light. As of late, with bigger clients and bigger projects, we have hit brick walls that forced us to go back to the drawing boards. Re-evaluate. Think. Implement. Try again. I’m not mad about it really.
But something I’ve been thinking about lately as I begin to get comfortable with my new lifestyle and this “new chapter in London,” I need to think about the next change. I’m restless and constantly looking to shake up the everyday.
With that said, my parents have started talking to me about my future. Now that I’m comfortable with my business, what’s next? I guess I get the restlessness from them. Am I ready for love? Should I move to a new city? Are we ever content? These questions don’t really keep me up at night, but just like I was excited to embrace London, I’m excited to see what is to come!
With the weather cooling off I’ve been seeking warmth. It’s funny that I spoke of the cadence and standard steps of everyday and how I’m trying to keep away from the norm. Autumn always reminds me of pumpkin-spiced lattes and everything with that autumn spiced mixture. It only seems fitting to grab the standard clove, cinnamon and cardamom when curating ideas for an autumnal party you’re hosting with your girlfriends! I decided to put a seasonal twist to the dark and stormy cocktail recipe so I can embrace the season even further. As much as I love to move forward and seek change, I find comfort in the flavors of this dark and stormy recipe. The warm spiced bring comfort and the rum transcends me to more tropical vibes.
The Duppyshare so kindly sent me a bottle of their cask-aged rum distilled in the Caribbean! A bold rum that beautifully captures the typical pumpkin spice flavors that autumn is just perfect for. It’s so easy to whip up this dark and stormy cocktail and you can save the extra simple syrup to drink as the season continues.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cloves
- 2 cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 1 inch ginger
- 2 ounces The Duppy Share rum
- 5 ounces ginger beer
- 1 lime wedge
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, water, and spices. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Once cooled, place in a bottle after removing the whole spices.
In a highball glass pour add a tablespoon of the simple syrup. Add an ice cube and pour the rum over it. Stir well. Fill the glass with ginger beer and squeeze a bit of lime juice on top.