A head-on shot displaying the finished spicy and stormy booch recipe in a frosty glass with a wheel of lime.

Hey, happy weekend! I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of doing these beverage + link posts, so forgive the gap. Mark and I are in Seattle on a little vacation this weekend. We bought tickets to see Dead and Company at The Gorge and decided to build a little trip out of it. Excited to eat Frankie & Jo’s ice cream for five days straight! Lol.

This is my go-to drink at the end of a long or rough day–or just when I’m feeling like a little something to drink on my porch. It’s essentially spiced rum with ginger kombucha and a squeeze of lime over a ton of crushed ice. It couldn’t be simpler or more refreshing. Hope you love it as much as I do! Here’s a few links to check out at your leisure. Hugs! <3

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Print the recipe here!
I prefer crushed ice for this one! Just adds a nice textural element to the fizz.

crushed ice
1 ½ oz spiced rum
½ teaspoon fresh lime juice
6 oz (¾ cup) ginger-flavoured kombucha

In a medium-sized glass, combine the crushed ice, rum, and lime juice. Give it a little stir to combine. Top the ice mixture with the ginger kombucha. Garnish the stormy booch with a lime wheel and a thin slice of ginger if you like. Enjoy immediately.

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