Spring puts the Deans in the mind of rose. Pink and smooth and it goes down super easy -- a real summer time treat. Domaine Ott is a particularly good one and we hear it is a favorite of rap stars so you can enjoy feeling edgy, as well. The Deans keep several bottles in the fridge at all times because if rose is not freezing cold, it's not worth drinking.
But the Deans are nothing if not au courant (a cursory glance will tell you that) so of course we were early adopters of the cocktail craze. We jumped on the wagon early and have not given up our seat yet. There are just so many to choose from. The variety appeals to our mercurial natures. The Deans have a new favorite every week, and we are never wrong. Blenheim Hot Ginger Ale is made right here in Hamer, South Carolina and its spiciness is a wild ride. This ginger ale put the storm in Dark and Stormy. For the dark, we look no further than Bermuda's national dark rum Goslings. Dean Manigault's marriage began and ended, coincidentally, in Bermuda: A dark and stormy whirlwind, if there ever was one!
DARK AND STORMY
1/4 cup of Gosling's Black Seal rum
Handful of ice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Blenheim Hot Ginger Ale
1 lime wedge
1. In a crystal glass, or better yet, a silver cup, pour rum, top with ice.
2. Add bitters and fill to top with ginger ale.