Drinking at the Beach


An important part of any beach vacation is booze. Here’s a breakdown of what I’ve been drinking for my week on the beach.

Dark and Stormy:

My sister introduced me to this drink. A small glass filled with ice, ginger beer (although I suppose you could substitute ginger ale) and dark rum, and if you’re feeling frisky some bitters, and you’re done. It takes a minute to make three (one for you, one for your husband, and one for your mother-in-law). The spiciness of the ginger beer is a perfect complement to the dark rum. How much from you add, is up to you. There was a hefty dose in mine, and I was feeling pretty good by the end of the glass. Be careful though, lest you end up with a dark and stormy morning. We bought Reed’s ginger beer, and Gosling’s dark rum. The ginger beer was decent. I highly recommend the rum.


This beer is pretty much always in my fridge. It’s cheap and delicious, what more do you want from a beer? The answer is nothing. You want nothing more from a beer. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t drink other beers, as I do enjoy variety.

Leinenkugel Orange Shandy:

I can neither pronounce nor spell the name of this brewery. That hasn’t stopped me from buying their beer. I liked the orange shandy, although I would describe as being sweeter than their normal summer shandy. It had a very strong orange flavor with a bit of cinnamon. I’m not sure if everyone else really liked it, but my husband and I enjoyed it.

Mirassou Pinot Noir:

A lovely red wine, smooth and warm in your mouth, with little to no sulfites. So, you could probably drink half a bottle and not be hung over. I only had a couple glasses, which I really enjoyed.