I work at an outpatient surgical center, and today I saw one of my old high school friends at work. She asked me, “I thought you did your food blog thing full-time, why are you here?”.
What an awesome compliment! I guess I mention my blog and writing about food so much on my personal Facebook page that some people might think it. After all, it is my passion. Truth is, that job pays the bills for now. But my goal is to hopefully write about and photograph food full time one day. Hey, we all have dreams… right? It’s what keeps us going!
Since it’s the end of summer and tomorrow (September 20th) is National Rum Punch Day, I decided to dedicate this cocktail to my favorite spot in the whole wide world.
When I moved last year, I was so blessed to find a little tiny cottage just a block away from this shore. I visit it almost every day and it is my spot to unwind and reflect.
Chance has had more than a few good times there, too! He loves rolling in the sand and playing in the water. And he thinks that everyone is there to see HIM. He is a little boss and demands attention from everyone.
Luckily, they don’t mind.
It’s also one of my favorite places to take pictures of the moon. I have a LOT more practicing to do with night photography, but this is one of my favorite pics so far.
We all have gifts and blessings that have been given to us, but it is up to us to recognize and enjoy them to their fullest. My little spot of serenity has been a priceless gift, and I do my best not to take it for granted.
The rum that was used in this cocktail was Diplomatico Reserva. It was kindly provided to me for review, and I must say, I’m a fan. If it weren’t for the kind liquor companies reminding me, I wouldn’t know when all these national cocktail days were… hence, my day job totally interferes with my blogging. And cocktailing. (Is that a word?).
Raise your glasses to the end of summer, be thankful for your little “gifts” and celebrate National Rum Punch Day (responsibly!).
Disclosure: Product was provided to me for review — all opinions shared are my own.
- 1 part dark rum (I used Diplomatico Reserva)
- 1 part coconut rum
- 1 part pineapple juice
- 1 part orange juice
- 1/2 part lime juice
- Splash of grenadine
- Optional: orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish
- In a glass over ice, stir all ingredients except grenadine. Top with a splash of grenadine.