One of our favourite things to do when travelling is to try all the local fare. Based on people’s suggestions and the fact that these two drinks are served at literally every restaurant you go to in Bermuda, we definitely had our fair share of these two drinks while on the island. I was partial to the Rum Swizzle with its slightly sweeter taste and my husband loved the dark and stormy, a strong rum and ginger beer mix. Here is how you make these signature drinks, I know we will be bringing them back when we are longing for vacation over the cold winter months.
8 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
juice of 2 lemons
5 oz pineapple juice
5 oz orange juice
2 oz grenadine syrup
Shake over ice and pour into glass with ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Dark and Stormy
2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
8 oz Ginger Beer
Stunning Cliffs at Astwood Park
Sadly, we are already home from our vacation, but it truly was the perfect way to disconnect from reality for a few days and enjoy quality time with friends. Here are just a few snapshots of some of the fun we had, we lucked out and had close to perfect weather (not guaranteed by this time in the year) so we were able to hit the beach, ate amazing food, enjoy the signature Bermudian cocktails (more on this later this week), scoot around the island and enjoy all the natural beauty that is Bermuda. Thanks again to our amazing hosts, and to everyone who left suggestions for what to do while in Bermuda, they came in extremely handy!
Scooting in heels to dinner – and I learned quickly, nobody’s hair looks good after wearing your helmet
One of the island’s tips – The Dock Yards, had a very old school feel to it, and I love these short palms
Gibb’s Lighthouse for an amazing view of the island
White roofs and coloured homes as far as the eye can see
Sunset at The Docks with live music
The colour of the water is like nothing else
I am currently enroute to Bermuda for a quick mini vacay to visit some of our friends who moved there earlier this year. While our visit might be short, we plan on packing in a million and one things while we are there, and I know our hosts will have all of the island must sees lined up for us. This is likely the last time my skin will see sun for about 7 or 8 months (oh Canada, sometimes you kill me) so at the very top of the list is definitely some beach time. Any must-see stops in Bermuda you might recommend?
Fun in the waves and perfectly turquoise water
We are officially back to reality, and it was a bit of a smack in the face coming home to the unseasonably cold temperatures we have been having in Toronto the past few days. Hopefully these pictures will help bring a little bit of warmth to your day. We surprisingly took very little pictures on our vacation, in fact we were pretty much totally disconnected aside from a couple five minute internet sessions (and those were mainly based around my husband’s hockey pool standings) and it could not have been nicer. I got caught up on the stack of magazines I have been meaning to get to, and read through three books on the beach, with a pina colada in hand, my kind of heaven.
A huge thanks to Becky for her guest post last week, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out her California cool blog, make sure you head over to Cup Half Full.
Our resort was so lush and had amazing views throughout all the walkways
I was so in love with this walkway to the main square
Gazebos were spread throughout – and this was heading to our last dinner (Dress – Mendocino)