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Cocktail of the week: Riding House Bloomsbury’s Caribbean storm – recipe | Cocktails

Aged rum meets Jamaican golden rum, fresh fruit and ginger in this summer refresher, conceived with more than a passing nod to our chef/patron Henry Omereye’s love of the West Indies.

Caribbean storm

Serves 1

20ml Zacapa 23 rum
20 ml Appleton Kingston golden rum
15 ml fresh lime juice
10 ml standard sugar syrup

30 ml watermelon juicepreferably fresh
ginger aleupwards

To garnish
1 sprig of mint
1 dried citrus slice

Measure all liquids except the ginger beer into a shaker, add a generous handful of ice and shake vigorously for five to ten seconds. Double strain into a highball glass, top with ginger beer, garnish and serve.