Over the 4th of July weekend, I had the time to get together with friends and enjoy some bbq and cocktails. As often is the case, my contribution to many of these occasions is the beverage. I was asked to bring something refreshing. Since it was such a beautiful weekend, my wife and I decided that we would bike to dinner, so I grabbed my laptop backback, threw in a couple bar tools, a bottle of rum, soda, simple syrup, and some fresh fruit.

After biking across town, we arrived just as the steak was about to come off the grill, so I got to work in the kitchen and whipped up a couple light and refreshing drinks. I named the drink after our friends 1 1/2 year old daughter Lucy, as she wanted to try the drink so badly. Try it, it is delicious!

Lucy’s Temptation
1 1/2 oz Light Rum (Mount Gay Eclipse)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2-3/4 oz Simple Syrup
4-5 Strawberries cut into slices (or)
10 Raspberries
Shake with ice, pour entire contents into glass and top with soda water.
If you are mixing with the raspberries a little more simple syrup can be used to balance the drink.